Time Machine Video of the Week

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (1958)

I am posting this with the sad news yesterday that Chuck Berry, has passed away at the grand old age of 90.

Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as Maybellene (1955), Roll Over Beethoven (1956), Rock and Roll Music (1957) and Johnny B. Goode (1958).

Johnny B. Goode is a 1958 rock-and-roll song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences, peaking at number 2 on Billboard magazine’s Hot R&B Sides chart and number 8 on its Hot 100 chart.

The song is one of Berry’s most famous. It has been recorded by many other artists and has received several honors and accolades. It is also considered one of the most recognizable songs in music history. The song is ranked as number seven on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well
But he could play the guitar just like a ringing a bell

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made
People passing by they would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy could play

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Go Johnny go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

His mother told him “Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight.”

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go
Johnny B. Goode

R.I.P. Chuck!!!!

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Clash - Tommy Gun (1978)

Tommy gun, you ain’t happy less you got one
Tommy gun, ain’t gonna shoot the place up just for fun
Maybe he wants to die for the money
Maybe he wants to kill for his country
Whatever he wants, he’s gonna get it

Tommy gun, you better strip it down for a custom run
Tommy gun, waiting in the airport ‘till kingdom come
And we can watch you make it on the nine o'clock news
Standing there in Palestine lighting the fuse
Whatever you want, you’re gonna get it

Tommy gun, Tommy gun

Tommy gun, you’ll be dead when your war is won
Tommy gun, but did you have to gun down everyone?
I can see it’s kill or be killed, a nation of destiny has got to be fulfilled
Whatever you want, you’re gonna get it

Tommy gun, you can be a hero in an age of none
Tommy gun, I’m cutting out your picture from page one
I’m gonna get a jacket just like yours and give my false support to your cause
Whatever you want, you’re gonna get it
Alright

Ok, so that’s agreed, about the price
I make it one two, ten dollar
For ten, reasonable
And boats and tanks and planes, it’s your game
Kings and queens and generals learn your name
And I see all the innocents, the human sacrifice
And if death comes so cheap then the same goes for life

Songwriters: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Velvet Underground & Nico - Venus In Furs (1967)

Well i am posting this as the Velvets first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, was released 50 years ago today, March 12, 1967.

The Velvet Underground were a rock band formed in New York, America, by singer / guitarist Lou Reed, Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (who was replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965.

Accompanied by German born vocalist Nico, the album was recorded in 1966 while the group were featured on Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, which gained attention for its experimental performance sensibilities and controversial lyrical topics, including drug abuse, prostitution, sadism and masochism and sexual deviancy.

Most rock bands that have followed have been influenced by the Velvets, than by any other band in the history of music.

Venus In Furs was never released as a single but was the fourth track on side one of the debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico, and is one of my favourite Velvets tracks, but i love the whole album, i can remember that i was totally blown away by its sound the first time i played it.

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Comes in bells, your servant, don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girl child in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please don’t forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Cure - Friday I’m In Love (1992)

Very apt video for today, being valentines day and friday!!

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday i’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday Wednesday break my heart
thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

I don’t care if Monday’s black
Tuesday Wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday watch the walls instead
It’s Friday i’m in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

Dressed up to the eyes
It’s a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It’s such a gorgeous sight
To see you in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It’s Friday
I’m in love

Written by Robert Smith / Perry Bamonte / Simon Gallup / Porl Thompson / Boris Williams.
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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Never Understand (1985)

Since i have just post the latest music from  The Jesus And Mary Chain, i thought it very apt to post you the bands first ever single as, this weeks time machine video of the week.

The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative / indie rock band formed in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire Scotland, in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. They released a string of albums, singles and EPs between their 1983 formation and their 1999 breakup, and gained notoriety in their early days for short sets and violence that became common at their live shows. In 2007, the band reunited. Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie was the bands drummer from 1984 to 1986.

Never Understand was the bands debut single, it was released on the Blanco y Negro label in February 1985. The track was also included on the bands debut album Psychocandy, which was released later in 1985, on 18th November 1985. The bands line up at the time was, Jim Reid (on vocals), William Reid (on guitar), Douglas Hart (on bass) and Bobby Gillespie (on drums).

The sun comes up another day begins
And I don’t even worry about the state I’m in
Head so heavy and I’m looking thin
But when the sun goes down I want to start again

You never understandin’
You never understand me
Yeah

Don’t turn around until you look at me
Why don’t you take a second and tell me what you see
Things I see you only disagree
You never understand that’s what I want to be

You never understandin’
You never understand me
Yeah

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn (1997)

Torn is a song, originally by American alternative rock band Ednaswap (1995). In 1997, Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia covered the song for her debut album Left of the Middle. Imbruglia’s version became a worldwide hit. Play the Ednaswap original version HERE.

I thought, I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around and he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry

Well, you couldn’t be that man I adored
You don’t seem to know
Seem to care what your heart is for
But I don’t know him anymore

There’s nothing where he used to lie
The conversation has run dry
That’s what’s going on
Nothing’s fine, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late, I’m already torn

So I guess the fortune teller’s right
Should have seen just what was there
And not some holy light

It crawled beneath my veins
And now I don’t care, I had no luck
I don’t miss it all that much
There’s just so many things
That I can touch, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late, I’m already torn, torn

There’s nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That’s what’s going on
Nothing’s right, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on this floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I’m ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You’re a little late, I’m already torn, torn

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Blink 182 - I Miss You (2004)

Hello there, the angel from my nightmare
The shadow in the background of the morgue
The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want

Where you can always find me
And we’ll have halloween on Christmas
And in the night we’ll wish this never ends
We’ll wish this never ends

I miss you, miss you
I miss you, miss you

Where are you and I’m so sorry
I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick, strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting everytime

And as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you and hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight?
Stop this pain tonight

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)

(I miss you, miss you)
(I miss you, miss you)
(I miss you, miss you)

Songwriters:- Thomas Delonge / Mark Hoppus / Travis Barker

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself (1981 & 1983)

On the floors of Tokyo
Or down in London town to go, go
With the record selection and the mirror reflection
I’m dancing with myself

When there’s no one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long for my love vibration
And I’m dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there’s nothing to lose and there’s nothing to prove
I’ll be dancing with myself, oh

If I looked all over the world
And there’s every type of girl
But your empty eyes seem to pass me by
Leave me dancing with myself

So let’s sink another drink
‘Cause it’ll give me time to think
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
And I’ll be dancing with myself, oh

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there’s nothing to lose and there’s nothing to prove
And I’ll be dancing with myself, oh oh oh oh

If I looked all over the world
And there’s every type of girl
But your empty eyes seem to pass me by
Leave me dancing with myself

So let’s sink another drink
'Cause it’ll give me time to think
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
And I’ll be dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance

Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself

Well If I looked all over the world
And there’s every type of girl
But your empty eyes seem to pass me by
Leave me dancing with myself

So let’s sink another drink
'Cause it’ll give me time to think
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
And I’ll be dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance
If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance

Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself
Dancing with myself

Songwriters: Tony James / Billy Idol

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan (1988)

They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom 
For trying to change the system from within 
I’m coming now, I’m coming to reward them 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 
I’m guided by a signal in the heavens 
I’m guided by this birthmark on my skin 
I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 

I’d really like to live beside you, baby 
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes 
But you see that line there moving through the station? 
I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those 

Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you’re worried that I just might win 
You know the way to stop me, but you don’t have the discipline 
How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 

I don’t like your fashion business mister 
And I don’t like these drugs that keep you thin 
I don’t like what happened to my sister 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 

I’d really like to live beside you, baby … 

And I thank you for those items that you sent me 
The monkey and the plywood violin 
I practiced every night, now I’m ready 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 

I am guided 

Ah remember me, I used to live for music 
Remember me, I brought your groceries in 
Well it’s Father’s Day and everybody’s wounded 
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

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TIME MACHINE VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Midnight Oil - Dream World (1987)

From “Diesel and Dust”, the sixth studio album , their most famous one and probably one of the best albums of the Australian music. The single “Dream World” was released on 7" vinyl.

The Breakfast Creek Hotel is up for sale
The last square mile of terra firma gavelled in the mail
So farewell to the Norfolk Island pines
No amount of make believe can help this heart of mine

End - your dreamworld is just about to end
Fall - your dreamworld is just about to fall
Your dreamworld will fall

So shut that buckle and turn that key again
Take me to a place they say the dreaming never ends
Open wide drive that mistery road
Walk through Eden’s garden and then wander as you go

End - your dreamworld is just about to end
Fall - your dreamworld is just about to fall
Your dreamworld will fall

Sign says honeymoon to rent
Cloudland into dreamland turns
The sun comes up and we all learn
Those wheels must turn

End - your dreamworld is just about to end
Fall - your dreamworld is just about to fall
Your dreamworld will fall

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind (1966)

Monday morning feels so bad
Everybody seems to nag me
Comin’ Tuesday I’ll feel better
Even my old man looks good
Wednesday just won’t go
Thursday goes too slow
I’ve got Friday on my mind

I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me

Tonight, I’ll paint my friend
Tonight, I’ll lose my head
Tonight, I’ve got to get tonight
Monday, I have Friday on my mind

Do the five day drag once more
No one, nothing else that bugs me
More than workin’ for the rich man
Hey, I’ll change that scene one day

Today I might be mad
Tomorrow I’ll be glad
‘Cause I’ve got Friday on my mind

I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
She looks fine tonight
She is out of sight to me

Tonight, I’ll paint my friend
Tonight, I’ll lose my head
Tonight, I’ve got to get tonight
Monday, I have Friday on my mind

I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl, she’s so pretty
I’m gonna have fun in my city
I’ll be with my girl

Songwriters George Redburn Young / Harry Vanda

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Ft. PJ Harvey) - Henry Lee (1996)

Get down, get down, little Henry Lee
And stay all night with me
You won’t find a girl in this damn world
That will compare with me
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

I can’t get down and I won’t get down
And stay all night with thee
For the girl I have in that merry green land
I love far better than thee
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

She leaned herself against a fence
Just for a kiss or two
And with a little pen-knife held in her hand
She plugged him through and through
And the wind did roar and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Come take him by his lily-white hands
Come take him by his feet
And throw him in this deep deep well
Which is more than one hundred feet
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Lie there, lie there, little Henry Lee
Till the flesh drops from your bones
For the girl you have in that merry green land
Can wait forever for you to come home
And the wind did howl and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (1990)

I know that I’ve been mad in love before
And how it could be with you
Really hurt me baby, really hurt me baby
How can have a day without a night
You’re the book that I have opened
And now I’ve got to know much more

The curiousness of your potential kiss
Has got my mind and body aching
Really hurt me baby, really hurt me baby
How can you have a day without a night
You’re the book that I have opened
And now I’ve got to know much more

[Repeat: x4]
Like a soul without a mind
In a body without a heart
I’m missing every part

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Cranberries - Zombie(1994)

Zombie was a protest song by Irish rock band The Cranberries, it was released in September 1994 as the lead single from their second album, No Need to Argue (1994). The song was written by the band’s lead singer Dolores O'Riordan. I find the following amazing, as of January 2015, the video has been viewed over 200 million times on YouTube. Said video was directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Doug Friedman and H.S.I. Productions. I have added a live video version from 1994 at the bottom of this post for your enjoyment.

Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence caused such silence
Who are we mistaken

But you see it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head, in your
Head they are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head,
In your head they are cryin’

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey, oh
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou
Dou, dou, dou, dou

Another mother’s breakin’
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken

It’s the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen
In your head,
In your head they’re still fightin’
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head, in your head they are dyin’

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Hey, oh, ya, ya-a 

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon (1985)

The Whole of the Moon is a 1985 single taken from The Waterboys’ album This Is the Sea. It was first released as a seven and twelve-inch singles, which reached number 26 on the UK charts. It was then reissued in 1991 reaching number 3 in the UK charts, making it the bands biggest hit.

I pictured a rainbow
You held it in your hands
I had flashes
But you saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years
While you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

You were there at the turnstiles
With the wind at your heels
You stretched for the stars
And you know how it feels
To reach too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon

I was grounded
While you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truths
You cut through lies
I saw the rain-dirty valley
You saw Brigadoon
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon

I spoke about wings
You just flew
I wondered, I guessed and I tried
You just knew
I sighed
But you swooned
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

With a torch in your pocket
And the wind at your heels
You climbed on the ladder
And you know how it feels
To get too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

Unicorns and cannonballs
Palaces and piers
Trumpets, towers, and tenements
Wide oceans full of tears
Flags, rags, ferry boats
Scimitars and scarves
Every precious dream and vision
Underneath the stars

Yes, you climbed on the ladder
With the wind in your sails
You came like a comet
Blazing your trail
Too high
Too far
Too soon
You saw the whole of the moon 

Above is the 1985 cover.

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Joy Division - Transmission (1979) (Live Video)

Joy Division were an English post punk / rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisting of Ian Curtis (vocals), Bernard Sumner (guitar),Peter Hook (bass) and Stephen Morris (drums). In 1980 Ian Curtis committed suicide, the remaining members continued as New Order, adding the girlfriend of Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert to the band on keyboards. With Bernard Summer taking on the vocal role. The version posted is live from the BBC series Something Else. Transmission was released on Factory Records in October 1979 on 7" and re-released as a 12" single with a different sleeve in December 1980.

The main reason for picking a Joy Division track for this weeks Time Machine, is because there is a new documentary being shown on BBC4 tonight at 9pm. The  documentary will show the band’s rise to fame and examine the bands influence on the Manchester music scene, including rare and unseen footage of the band. So try to catch it if you can, if not try to watch it on the BBC iplayer, it will be available for the next 4 weeks. Once it is on the iplayer i will add a direct link for the show for you HERE.

Radio, live transmission.
Radio, live transmission.

Listen to the silence, let it ring on.
Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun.
We would have a fine time living in the night,
Left to blind destruction,
Waiting for our sight.

And we would go on as though nothing was wrong.
And hide from these days we remained all alone.
Staying in the same place, just staying out the time.
Touching from a distance,
Further all the time.

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio…

Well I could call out when the going gets tough.
The things that we’ve learnt are no longer enough.
No language, just sound, that’s all we need know,
To synchronise love to the beat of the show.

And we could dance.

Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, to the radio… 

Above is the 7" cover from 1979. below is a bonus video, from the same tv show, the band performing She’s Lost Control

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (1985)

Tears for Fears are an English pop band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Everybody Wants to Rule the World was originally released in the UK on 22 March 1985. It was the bands ninth single, the third to come from the album Songs from the Big Chair. The song reached number 2 here in the UK, and number 1 in the US, and was number 1 in many other countries.

Welcome to your life
There’s no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you

Acting on your best behaviour
Turn your back on mother nature
Everybody wants to rule the world

It’s my own design
It’s my own remorse
Help me to decide
Help me make the most

Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

There’s a room where the light won’t find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do I’ll be right behind you

So glad we’ve almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world

I can’t stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world
Say that you’ll never never never never need it
One headline why believe it ?
Everybody wants to rule the world

All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world 

Below Tears for Fears Performs “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Joy Division - Atmosphere (1980)

I am posting a Joy Division video as this weeks Time Machine, as singer Ian Curtis would have turned 60 this week, born 15 July 1956. Sunday is the new day for the Time Machine Video of the Week post.

Joy Division were formed in Salford, Manchester in 1976, after two members saw the now famous Sex Pistols gig at Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. They were Ian Curtis (Vocals), Peter Hook (Bass), Bernard Sumner (Guitar) and Stephen Morris (Drums). The band went through a few name changes, Stiff Kittens and then Warsaw, before, finally sticking with the Joy Division moniker. Ian Curtis committed suicide on 18th May 1980, the remaining members, then decided to carry on, with name change to New Order and the addition of Morris’ girlfriend Gillian Gilbert.

Atmosphere was first released on March 1980, on a French label Sordide Sentimental as a 7″ limited edition single, entitled Licht und Blindheit, (German for Light and Blindness). It consisted of two tracks Atmosphere and Dead Souls. Two months later after Ian Curtis’ death, it was re-released on Factory Records as a 12″ single backed with She’s Lost Control. The  single was then re-released in 1988 to coincide with the release of the compilation album Substance, and a music video was produced for the song, which is the one posted above.

Walk in silence,
Don’t walk away, in silence.
See the danger,
Always danger,
Endless talking,
Life rebuilding,
Don’t walk away.

Walk in silence,
Don’t turn away, in silence.
Your confusion,
My illusion,
Worn like a mask of self-hate,
Confronts and then dies.
Don’t walk away.

People like you find it easy,
Naked to see,
Walking on air.
Hunting by the rivers,
Through the streets,
Every corner abandoned too soon,
Set down with due care.
Don’t walk away, in silence,
Don’t walk away.

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Elliott Smith - Coming Up Roses (1995)

Well time for this weeks Time Machine, i am posting Elliott Smith as it would have been his 47th birthday, yesterday August 6th. Elliott was in my opinion the greatest singer / songwriter of his generation. His death in 2003, was so devastating. Reb

Steven Paul (Elliott) Smith was an American singer / songwriter,  born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas. He was born on 6th August 1969, and was sadly taken from us on 21st October 2003. After playing in the indie  rock band Heatmiser, who released three albums. Smith began his solo career in 1994. 

Coming Up Roses is taken from Smith’s second studio album, Elliott Smith, which was released on 21st July 21 1995. The release was preceded by the single, Needle in the Hay, which was the albums lead track. Coming Up Roses was the closing track on side one, of this 12 track album.

Video directed by Ross Harris.

I’m a junkyard full of false starts
And I don’t need your permission
To bury my love
Under this bare light bulb
The moon is a sickle cell
It’ll kill you in time
Your cold white brother all right in your blood
Like spun glass in sore eyes
While the moon does its division, you’re buried below
And you’re coming up roses everywhere you go
Red roses follow
The things that you tell yourself
They’ll kill you in time
Your cold white brother alive in your blood
Spinning in the night sky
While the moon does its division, you’re buried below
And you’re coming up roses everywhere you go
Red roses
So you got in a kind of trouble that nobody knows
It’s coming up roses everywhere you go
Red roses

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Time Machine Video of the Week

MGMT - Time to Pretend (2008)

MGMT, are a Connecticut-based indie / rock / psychedelic band, formed by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser in 2002. And were later joined live and in the studio by Will Berman, Matt Asti and James Richardson.

Time to Pretend was the first single off Oracular Spectacular album, which got high rotation on radio etc and gave the band worldwide acclaim. It was the band’s debut single in the UK.

The music video contains references to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film The Holy Mountainand the classic book Lord of the Flies. The video was directed by Ray Tintori.

I’m Feelin rough I’m Feelin raw I’m in the prime of my life.
Let’s make some music make some money find some models for wives.
I’ll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars.
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.

This is our decision to live fast and die young.
We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun.
Yeah it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?

Forget about our mothers and our friends.
We were fated to pretend.

I’ll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms.
I’ll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world.
I’ll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home.
Yeah I’ll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.

But there is really nothing, nothing we can do.
Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew.
The models will have children, we’ll get a divorce,
We’ll find some more models, Everything must run its course.

We’ll choke on our vomit and that will be the end.
We were fated to pretend.

Yeah yeah yeah