Monday, 6 August 2007

A Song for Europe

If "White Man in the Hammersmith Palais" (see three posts below) marked the end of Punk, "Complete Control" (1977) was one of the great early anthems.

They said we'd be artistically free
When we signed that bit of paper
They meant we'll make a lotsa mon-ee
An' worry about it later

I'll never understand
Complete control - lemme see your other hand!

Let Beethoven to rest in peace, leave the 'Ode to Joy' to humanity at large: "Complete Control" would make a fitting anthem for the EU.

Silly? Yes. It was a leopardskin leotard by Zandra Rhodes, advertised as "punk" in the Sunday Times, that marked the death of it all. And "Complete Control" is too good for the Colleagues. Maybe something by Plastic Bertrand... "Ca Plane Pour Moi"?

The Clash... two three four

No comments: