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Recorded in December 1976, Boredom announces punk's rebellion against the status quo while templating a strident musical minimalism (the guitar solo consisting of two notes repeated 66 times, ending with a single modulated seventh.) At the same time the lyrics already show boredom with punk itself ("You know the scene is very humdrum" and "I'm already a has-been!") - indeed Howard Devoto left the band on the eve of the record's release, saying "I get bored very easily and that… read more

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Yeah, well, I say what I mean
I say what comes to my mind
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  • ooh mr wiseblood- you do make me laugh
  • One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!
  • "I'd kill a dead person for this song."
  • So bratty, I love it
  • Still brilliant after all these years, great to hear it recently on that uk tv add also...30 odd years too late!!
  • "I'm livin' in this here movie/but it doesn't move me" best line ever and best guitar solo ever
  • UH!
  • I have the "Spiral Scratch" EP (Howard Devoto); this seems different-oh, I think it's cos it IS different.
  • dumbedum :))
  • Saw them friday night at the Manc Apollo, DeVoto did a set, BRILLIANT!

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