Sunday, 25 April 2010

Independence Day



I know I make mistakes, I will have to live and learn
Sometimes you play with fire and sometimes you get burned
I have my dream to live, following that star
It doesn't matter how long it takes, it doesn't matter how far

No time for make believing, and it's too late to turn back now
Yeah yeah yeah!

I've been dreaming about it
I can't live without it
I've got to find my own way
I'm not changing my mind now
Or looking behind now
This is my Independence Day
My Independence Day

I know it'll take some time, but I won't give up the fight
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but that's alright, oh yeah
I've got to spread my wings and learn how to fly
'Cause this feeling drives me on, it's something I cannot deny

No time to make excuses, 'cause it's too late to turn back now
Yeah yeah yeah!

I've been dreaming about it
I can't live without it
I've got to find my own way
I'm not changing my mind now
Or looking behind now
This is my Independence Day
My Independence Day

Heyyyeyyy, my Independence Day

Ohh uhh

No matter what comes my way, I'm gonna live for today
This is my, this is my Independence Day

Independence Day

I've been dreaming about it
I can't live without it
I've got to find my own way
I'm not changing my mind now
Or looking behind now
This is my Independence
I've been dreaming about it
I can't live without it
I've got to find my own way
I'm not changing my mind now
Or looking behind now
This is my Independence Day
My Independence Day

Independence Day

Daaayyyaaaay, my Independence Day

Independence Day

Wishing on that same bright star, I shouldn't wish my life away
Wish my life away
They say it's a small small world
They say it's a small small small small world

Independence Day
Independence Day



Freestylers Feat Navigator - Warning - Live At Glastonbury 1999

Shy FX - Everyday

This Is England Remix

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone

Mr Big - Romeo

Sailor - Glass Of Champagne

The Sweet - Hellraiser

Slade - Gudbuy T'Jane

Steve Harley - Sebastian

David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star

Ian Hunter - Once Bitten Twice Shy

Marc Bolan - Dandy In The Underworld

Alice Cooper - No More Mr Nice Guy live at Nottingham 04-12-09

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Understand

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - What Ruthy Said

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Judy Teen (Live From London Camden Palace Theatre)

The Who - Baba O'Riley (Concert For New York City)

Roger Daltrey - Without Your Love - Live In NJ 11-11-2009

Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated (San Bernardino, California)

The Runaways - Cherry Bomb

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Helter Skelter

Athletico Spizz 80 - Spock's Missing

The Ruts - Jah War & Babylons Burning

Metal Skool & Pink

Metal Skool & Kelly Clarkson

Motorhead - Killed By Death Live At Lowlands NL Aug. 2007

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Punk Legend Malcolm Mclaren Dies


Malcolm McLaren, the British former manager and the self-proclaimed mastermind behind iconic punk band The Sex Pistols, has died from cancer at a hospital in Switzerland, his girlfriend said. He was 64.

“He passed away at a hospital in Switzerland where he was being treated for cancer,” said Young Kim.

McLaren, the ex-partner of designer Vivienne Westwood, had been suffering from cancer for some time.

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010)[1] was an English performer, impresario, self-publicist and most famously, former manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls.
Contents[hide]
1 Early years
2 The New York Dolls and SEX
3 The Sex Pistols
4 Solo musical career
5 British Airways adverts
6 Other projects
7 Death
8 Discography
8.1 Albums
8.2 Singles
9 See also
10 References
11 External links
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Early years
McLaren was born to Pete McLaren, a teenaged war deserter, and Emmy (née) Isaacs in the suburbs of post-World War II London. His father left when he was two and he was raised by his grandmother, Rose Corre Isaacs,the formerly wealthy daughter of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish diamond dealers, in Stoke Newington. McLaren told Andrew Denton on Enough Rope, that his grandmother always said to him, "It's good to be bad and it's bad to be good".[citation needed] In 'The Ghosts of Oxford Street' he says Charles Clore (who bought Selfridges) became his mother's lover. When Malcolm was six, his mother remarried to Martin Levi, a man working in London's rag trade. When McLaren was in his forties, a Sunday newspaper tracked Pete McLaren down to a "greasy spoon garage" in England.

McLaren's stepfather and mother owned a shmatte factory in London's East End called Eve Edwards London Limited. They lived well but Malcolm and his stepfather never got along. By the time he hit his teens, Malcolm left home. Following a series of jobs (including one as a wine taster), he went on to attend several Art Colleges through the 1960s, being expelled from several before leaving education entirely in 1971. It was during this time that he began to design clothing, a talent he would later utilise when he became a boutique owner.

He had been attracted to the Situationist movement, which promoted absurdist and provocative actions as a way of enacting social change. In 1968 McLaren had tried unsuccessfully to travel to Paris to take part in the demonstrations there. McLaren would later adopt the movement's ideas into his promotion for the various pop and rock groups with whom he was soon to involve himself.

The New York Dolls and SEX"
In 1971, McLaren and his partner, the designer Vivienne Westwood, opened a London clothing shop called Let It Rock on the Kings Road. The shop sold Teddy Boy clothes and McLaren and Westwood also designed clothing for theatrical and cinematic productions such as That'll Be The Day and Mahler. Let It Rock proved a success but McLaren grew disillusioned with the style of shop due to problems with the Teddy Boys who were the shop's main customers. McLaren's son by Westwood, Joseph Ferdinand Corré, co-founded the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.

McLaren traveled to New York City for a boutique fair in 1972 having already met the group the New York Dolls. That year he renamed the outlet at 430 Kings Road Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die and supplied the group with stagewear. In 1975 McLaren designed red leather costumes for the New York Dolls and used a Soviet-style hammer and sickle motif for their stage show as a provocative means of promoting them. This ploy was not successful and the Dolls soon broke up. However, it was while he was managing the Dolls that he first saw the Neon Boys perform.

The Neon Boys included Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell, who were later to form Television. In April 1975 McLaren returned to Britain, by which time he had renamed the store SEX, selling S&M (sadomasochistic) style clothing.[2]
[edit] The Sex Pistols

By 1975 McLaren had started to manage The Strand, the band who would later become the Sex Pistols. His assistant, Bernie Rhodes (soon to be manager of The Clash), spotted Johnny Rotten who was then sporting green hair, and torn clothes with the words "I hate" scribbled on his Pink Floyd shirt. His appearance and attitude impressed McLaren and Rotten was brought in to audition as a new frontman. Rotten joined, and the band was renamed The Sex Pistols (McLaren stating he wanted them to sound like "sexy young assassins.

In May 1977 the band released God Save the Queen during the week of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. McLaren organised a boat trip down the Thames where the Sex Pistols would perform their music outside Houses of Parliament. The boat was raided by the police and McLaren was arrested, thus achieving his goal to attain publicity.

The band released their album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols in October 1977 and played their last UK gig before embarking upon an American tour in January 1978. This tour saw the band split up after a series of arguments.[citation needed] During his time managing the band McLaren was accused by band members (most notably by John Lydon) of mismanaging them and refusing to pay them when asked for money. McLaren has stated that he had planned out the entire path of the Sex Pistols and in the film, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle he set this plan out. The film was allegedly criticised for being too skewed towards McLaren and for being a launchpad for McLaren's future career in music as a performer(he performs the Max Bygraves song "You Need Hands" in the film) as well as a manager.

McLaren kept the Sex Pistols' contract rights until Lydon took him to court in the 1980s to win the rights and unpaid revenues from McLaren. Lydon won and gained complete control from McLaren in 1987. McLaren and Lydon have refused to speak to each other since the band split and in the 2000 film, The Filth and the Fury, the surviving members of the Sex Pistols put their version of events on film.

Solo musical career

In 1983 McLaren released Duck Rock, an album which mixed up influences from Africa and the Americas, including hip-hop. The album proved to be highly influential in bringing hip-hop to a wider audience in the UK. Two of the singles from the album ("Buffalo Gals" and "Double Dutch") became top-10 hits in the UK. He then turned his eyes to electronic music and opera in the 1984 single "Madame Butterfly", based on the opera. The track is arranged with drum machines, atmospheric synthesizers and spoken verses. It reached #13 in the UK and #16 in Australia. The producer of the single, Stephen Hague, became a much sought after producer in the techno pop genre following his work with McLaren on the following full length LP, Fans.

McLaren returned in 1989 with the album Waltz Darling, a funk/disco/vogueing inspired album. Waltz Darling incorporated elements of his former albums, i.e. spoken verses, string arrangements and eclectic mix of genres but featured such prominent musicians as Bootsy Collins or Jeff Beck with a glitzy, Louisiana-style production aimed at the US market. The singles, "Waltz Darling" and "Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt" became top-20 radio hits in Europe.

In 1992, McLaren co-wrote the song "Carry On Columbus" for the feature film of the same name. The song plays over the end credits of the film. In 1994, he recorded the concept album Paris, with French artists such as Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Hardy.
In 1998 McLaren released Buffalo Gals Back 2 Skool (Virgin Records), an album featuring hip hop artists like Rakim, KRS-One, De La oul and producer Henri Scars Struck revisiting tracks from the original Duck Rock album. In addition, that year, he created a band called Jungk. This project was not a commercial success. Also in 1997/1998, he released a track called "The Bell Song". Various remixes were released on 12" singles.
His song "About Her", based on "She's Not There" by The Zombies, rose to prominence when used by director Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill Vol. 2. He was accused of plagiarism for this song in 2005 for allegedly copying the work of a French musician, but was cleared of the charges in November 2005 when the court in Angers, France threw out the case.[3] The song uses Esther Bigeou's "St. Louis Blues" by repeatedly playing the verse, "My man's got a heart like a rock cast in the sea." [4]

McLaren's solo work, particularly from the Duck Rock period, has also been sampled by other artists. In 1999, a group called Dope Smugglaz had a UK top twenty hit with the track "Double Double Dutch" which made extensive use of samples from McLaren's original "Double Dutch". In 1997, Mariah Carey's "Honey" and "Honey (Bad boy remix)" sample "Hey DJ (Buffalo Girls)." In 2002, Eminem released a track called "Without Me", which sampled McLaren's song, "Buffalo Gals". In 2007 McLaren's song "World's Famous" was sampled by R&B singer Amerie on the song, "Some Like It", from her album Because I Love It.
In 2006, author Paul Gorman published his book The Look: Adventures In Rock & Pop Fashion with a foreword and contributions from McLaren. The book included a CD featuring the track "Deux" from the Paris Remixes album.

British Airways adverts

In 1989 McLaren and composer Yanni arranged The Flower Duet into a work called Aria. The 'Flower Duet' theme, taken from the French opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes, had already been used by composer Howard Blake[5] to accompany British Airways commercials since 1984. However, from 1989 McLaren and Yanni further arranged the Flower Duet and it featured in BA's "World's favourite Airline" global advertising campaign of the 1980s and 1990s.

Other projects
McLaren attempted to make a film called Fashion Beast which was scripted by comic book writer Alan Moore during the 1980s. McLaren took the Fashion Beast project to NYC in 1986, and was for a time funded through NYC-based nightlife impresario and producer Robert Boykin. Avenue Pictures recommended screenwriter Steve Means to rewrite the Alan Moore script. This was contracted and several drafts later the process slowed down with the physical deterioration of producer Boykin, who subsequently died in 1988.

McLaren declared the project "an orphan." The film was never made, but McLaren has been involved with other film and television projects. One such project was The Ghosts of Oxford Street, made for Channel 4 in 1991. This musical history of London's Oxford Street was directed and narrated by McLaren and included musical numbers by The Happy Mondays, Tom Jones, Rebel MC, Kirsty MacColl, John Altman and Sinéad O'Connor.[6]

In 1985, McLaren approached the Red Hot Chili Peppers, early in their career, with interests in managing them, and reinventing the group. After hearing a short, live set, McLaren was "Clearly unimpressed"-according to Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. He then proposed to reinvent the group and have them play really stripped-down, basic punk rock, with all of the emphasis on the frontman, Kiedis. Although Kiedis was flattered to be considered, he, along with the rest of the bandmates rejected the offer. Kiedis recalled the event, saying "It was like the Wizard of Oz had spoken, and what he had said was too ludicrous to take seriously", as his proposition was very different to the band's musical style.

During 2000, there was speculation that he might stand to be elected as Mayor of London [7], although ultimately he did not run. He had an exhibition of some autobiographical work at the German Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie called "Casino of Authenticity and Karaoke" about which he gave an interview.[8] [9]
In 2003 he wrote the article "8-Bit Punk" championing 8-bit music.[10] He also appeared on "This Spartan Life", a popular machinima which frequently uses 8-bit music, and he also discussed the topic.[10].

McLaren is one of the producers for the film adaptation of Fast Food Nation, which premiered on 19 May 2006 at the Cannes Film Festival. It was released in late 2006. In 2006, McLaren presented the documentary series Malcolm McLaren's Musical Map of London for BBC Radio 2. This was followed in 2007 by Malcolm McLaren's Life and Times in L.A..

Also in 2007, McLaren competed in a reality TV show for ITV titled The Baron. The series was due to be shown in August 2007, but was postponed owing to the death of fellow contestant Mike Reid shortly after filming was completed. It was eventually broadcast starting on 24 April 2008.

McLaren came last in the competition, which was won by Reid. It was announced on 7 November 2007 that McLaren would be one of the contestants in the seventh series of the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, set in the outback of Australia and premiering on British television on Monday 12 November 2007, but he pulled out the day he had flown to Australia. He told press 'it is fake', that he didn't know any of the other celebrities and quite frankly, 'he didn't have the time'. He was replaced by Katie Hopkins.

In January 2008 McLaren featured as one of the "celebrity hijackers" in the UK TV series Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, which was broadcast on E4. In his hijack, he encouraged the housemates to remove their clothes, daub themselves in paint and produce an artwork using only their bodies and a bicycle.

Also in 2008, New York City public arts group Creative Time premiered 9 pieces of Malcolm's 21 part sound painting series entitled Shallow via MTV's massive HD screen in Times Square.[11] The series, which originally premiered at Art 39 Basel in June[12], was the first installment of an on-going public arts content partnership between Creative Time and MTV.

Death
McLaren died of mesothelioma in New York City on 8 April 2010. His body will be flown back to the United Kingdom, and buried in Highgate cemetery, North London.[1]
[edit]

Discography
Malcolm McLaren discography
Releases
Studio albums
16
Singles
18
[edit] Albums
Year
Title
Artist credit
1983
Duck Rock
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team
D'ya Like Scratchin'?
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team
1984
Would Ya Like More Scratchin'
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team
Fans
Malcolm McLaren
1985
Swamp Thing
Malcolm McLaren
1989
Waltz Darling
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
1990
Malcolm McLaren presents the World's Famous Supreme Team Show - Round the Outside, Round the Outside
Malcolm McLaren & The Shake City Productions
1991
Carry On Columbus
Malcolm McLaren, Fantastic Plastic
1992
LUST 2 - Seven Deadly Sins
Soundtrack by Malcolm McLaren, Film by Maria Beatty
1994
Paris
Malcolm McLaren
Largest Movie House in Paris (Ambient Remixes)
Malcolm McLaren
1995
Paris (Double Album)
Malcolm McLaren
1998
Jungk DEMO Tracks
Jungk, by Malcolm McLaren
Buffalo Gals - Back to Skool
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team, Rakim, Soulson, KRS-One, De la Soul, Hannibal Lechter, uvm.
2005
Tranquilize
Malcolm McLaren
2009
Shallow - Musical Paintings
Malcolm McLaren
[edit] Singles
Year
Title
Artist credit
1982
"Buffalo Gals"
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team
1983
"Soweto"
Malcolm McLaren & The Mclarenettes
"Double Dutch"
Malcolm McLaren & The Ebbonettes
"Duck for the Oyster"
Malcolm McLaren & The Main Hilltopper Man
1984
"Madam Butterfly (Un bel di vedremo)"
1985
"Carmen"
Malcolm McLaren
"Duck Rock Cheer"
Malcolm McLaren
1989
"Waltz Darling"
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
"Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt"
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra feat. Lisa Marie
"Deep In Vogue"
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
1990
"House of the Blue Danube"
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
"Call a Wave"
Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
"Operaa House"
Malcolm McLaren Presents The World Famous Supreme Team Show
1991
"Magic's back" (Theme from 'The Ghosts of Oxford Street')
Malcolm McLaren feat. Alison Limerick
1994
"Paris Paris"
Malcolm McLaren & Catherine Deneuve
1995
"Revenge of the Flowers"
Françoise Hardy & Malcolm McLaren
1998
"Buffalo Gals Stampede"
Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team versus Rakim & Roger Sanchez
2004
"Fashion Beast Party"
Malcolm McLaren
[edit] See also
Adam and the Ants
Bow Wow Wow
Jimmy The Hoover
Sex Pistols
Vivienne Westwood
1. "SEX & SEDITIONARIES: The incomplete sordid works of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren" by PunkPistol. Publisher: First Edition, 2006. ISBN 0-9554643-0-7 2. "DESTROY: Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren: The destruction and deconstruction of punk clothing" by PunkPistol. Publisher: First Edition, 2010. ISBN 9780955464324
[edit] References
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^ a b {Peck, Tom (8 April 2010). "Malcolm McLaren dies aged 64". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/malcolm-mclaren-dies-aged-64-1939621.html. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
^ http://www.metmuseum.org/TOAH/HD/vivw/hd_vivw.htm
^ Accusations of plagiarism
^ Always on the Run.net
^ British Airways Theme Tune
^ 4 - 100 Greatest Christmas Moments, accessed 9 July 2007
^ "Malcolm McLaren To Run For Mayor Of London"
^ ArtCast Basel: ArtCast featuring Malcolm McLaren
^ Interview download
^ a b Wired 11.11: 8-Bit Punk
^ a b Creative time presents the U.S. premiere of Malcom McLaren’s shallow outdoors in Times Square
^ artlog – Malcolm McLaren: Shallow, A Series of Musical Paintings
[edit] External links
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Malcolm McLaren official homepage
McLaren's Vh1 Biography
Sex & Seditionaries, website showcasing the work of Malcolm McLaren & Vivienne Westwood circa 1975 to 1979
Malcolm McLaren interviewed by Ginny Dougary (2006)
Malcolm McLaren interviewed in the design magazine
Malcolm McLaren interviewed in Swindle magazine (2006)
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"Anarchy in the U.K." • "God Save the Queen" • "Pretty Vacant" • "Holidays in the Sun" • "No One Is Innocent" • "Something Else" • "Silly Thing" • "C'mon Everybody" • "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" • "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" • "Pretty Vacant" (live)
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D.O.A.The Great Rock 'n' Roll SwindleThe Filth and the FuryThere'll Always Be An England
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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Alexander O'Neal - If You Were Here Tonight

Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You

The Who -Waiting For A Friend



If I fell in a lake
Would you dive in or stand there and gape
And if I drowned, would you jump
Or would you let the water burst in my lungs
Well a stranger in the street
Maybe the only one on his knees
When your laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come

Got my hopes
Got my doubts
My gut reaction say's I got to find out
Who's against, who to trust
Ooh you never know but I might get killed in the rush
But a stranger in the street
Maybe the only one on his knees
When your laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come

You laugh you think it's a joke
Just stand there grinning
Will you be there at the post
When I aint winning

Hey, black or white
Good and bad
How many times have I done this and done that
Every life
Everyone
If I knew that I'd probley take out a gun
But it's mother natures law
To get you coming back for more
Just stand laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come

You laugh you think it's a joke
Just stand there grinning
Will you be there at the post
When I aint winning

Hey, black or white
Good and bad
How many times have I done this and done that
Every life
Everyone
If I knew that I'd probley take out a gun
But it's mother natures law
To get you coming back for more
Just stand laying by the roadside
Waiting for the end to come

Laying by the roadside
Waiting for a friend to come


Megadeth - No More Mr Nice Guy

Lucky Star - Madonna Tribute Band

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