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dealing with punk rock, speed/thrash and other music styles of the 80ies and beyond, a webpage connected to Red, Black & Green

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Un peu d'actualité....

Et oui nous sommes en 2015 maintenant, des choses se passent et ce n'est pas trop réactualisé, cette page, alors à venir, de la Oi indonésienne, des actualités norvégiennes de 1977 et bien d'autres goodies nouvelles têtes de ligne ( interview de Teddie Dahlin qui publie " A Vicious Love Story: Remembering the Real Sid") You met Sid Vicious when Sex Pistols were touring Scandinavia in 1977. What was happening in Norway back then? Especially about music, were there interesting and/or important local or national rock acts ( which would support the Pistols on tour or not)? Norway was an artic outpost musically back then in 1977. The promoter was the first person to get a big name band to play in other cities in Norway apart from Oslo. I wasn’t interested in punk. Quite the opposite – I loathed it. I didn’t think they were musically up to speed and I didn’t like the fact that they disrespected the Queen. They symbolized everything I didn’t like about the UK; the spitting and the swearing and total lack of resept for anything. The Sex Pistols were heavily into ABBA at the time. I’m not kidding. They had ABBA Greatest Hits and would play the cassette over and over and could sing all the lyrics. Sid, Casino Steel (The Boys) and Lemmy (Motorhead) had been to an ABBA concert together in London that March. I can’t remember the name of the band that was warm up. We arrived at the venue just as they left the stage. The promoter took us out to dinner and we were late (as usual) Was there a Norwegian punk scene or proto punk scene in 1977? I’m sure there was, but it wasn’t really my kind of thing. I liked ABBA and Diana Ross and Brian Ferry. Which impact did this Sex Pistols tour have in Norway? The tour was sold out. The Trondheim student union venue was packed. Over a thousand people came to see them. They went into what I came to call ‘Pistols mode’ around the fans. They would become obnoxious and crude. As soon as we got rid of the fans, they were just themselves again. I got to know them quite well and they were really nice people. Strangely they just included me in the group and we got on well (except one time when John got really pissed off at me and I thought he was going to hit me). (interview de No Man's Land) Could you tell us about the songs "Taken Away" and "Pride Of Our City"? How did you write them? What do they deal with, what are the lyrics related to? “Taken Away”, I wrote the lyrics and then we did the music together. Telling about my/our experience, it’s about hard times in our daily life, a place where you work doesn’t give you more in life, but you can’t do anything. You’ve been working hard but salary you take is not enough compared to what you need or in other words the money you got from your work for a month is slowly [being] taken away in a short time. “Pride Of The City”, it’s about our feeling or anyone who have got the same feeling. You feel pride forh your city where you belong, a place where you were born. So much love and memories you had in your city, but you have a life in another city, in other words you got no job in the city (your city pride), so that pushes you to move in another city to get a job. You’re proud of your city, but you have nothing, you got no job, you got no money and you got no life. You have it all in another city, so which city should you be proud of? What do you talk about in general, in your songs? We talk about local issues and international issues, local issues we shared our experiences about real life and things among us and we have never gone too far, something we’ve never done. And [about] international issues we fight against racism. Voilà voilà....


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