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  • A Brief History Of...Post-Punk

    22 Feb 2008, 22:05 by BadgerJohn31

    The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison (the University of Wisconsin's radio station). We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music), so no show will ever be comprehensive. Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!

    A Brief History of...Post-Punk takes a look at the experimentation that took place (led mostly by British bands) in the wake of Punk. Despite the fact that many Punk bands had been opposed to complex artistic musical forms - Punk was a reaction against Progressive Rock - a number of Punk artists began combining their Punk sound with a range of music, from the arty music of David Bowie and Brian Eno to Disco and Funk. …
  • [Lyrics] Public Image Ltd. - Swan Lake (aka Death Disco)

    13 Aug 2006, 06:14 by IanAR

    I've always loved this song (it may've been to first that drew my attention to the indomitable Jah Wobble's bass), so long as I don't pay too must attention to what John Lydon's on about, it's a poem about a momentary glance, about a girlfriend's silent sulk, a felling of premonition, the vacant expression of drugged-out people at a disco?

    Swan Lake
    (aka Death Disco)
    Public Image Ltd.

    Seeing in your eyes
    Words can never say the way
    Told me in your eyes
    Final in a fade
    Never no more hope away
    Final in a fade
    Seeing in your eyes
    Seeing in your eyes
    Never really know
    Never realise
    Silence in your eyes
    Silence in your eyes
    Never really know
    'Til it's gone away
    Never realise
    The silence in your eyes
    Seen it in your eyes
    Seen it in your eyes
    Never no more hope away
    Final in a fade
    Watch her slowly die
    Saw it in her eyes
    Choking on a bed
    Flowers rotting dead
    Seen it in her eyes
    Ending in a day
    Silence was a way
    Seeing in your eyes
    Seeing in your eyes
    Seeing in your eyes