"White Wedding" Literal Translation



  • Anonymous
    June 23, 2009 - 19:48 | Permalink

    Very good. I think Duran Duiran would benefit from a literal translation. Or (and here's a thought) M.P.'s explaining expenses claims

  • Trustar
    June 23, 2009 - 22:09 | Permalink



  • Art Ducko
    June 24, 2009 - 03:05 | Permalink

    Hilarious. I don't remember the 80's being quite so silly. Maybe it's because the Big Hair bands were blocking my view. Have at 'em.

  • Capt. Willard
    June 24, 2009 - 03:48 | Permalink

    The 80s might have been the worst decade ever for music. Guess you could argue that point, but unless you were into hair metal, that was one barren decade. Thanks for the comments.

  • Anonymous
    June 24, 2009 - 08:12 | Permalink

    I think we had a rather grand period up to 1982 then the MTV thing arrived and that really was it some fine interesting bands before Dire Straits and the like brought music to the illiterate majority…Even Billy had been better with Generation X but his time had gone…Video killed the Creative star more like……

  • Capt. Willard
    June 24, 2009 - 09:45 | Permalink

    You're right, there were great bands in the 80s. I didn't mean to bitchslap everybody. It's just that when it comes to innovation and invention, it's tough to top the 60s. The 70s had jazz fusion, country rock and punk (and disco, yes). The 90s had more innovation with rap and hi tech variations of electronica and the 00s are surely marked by technology's advancements and the availability of EVERY form of music at our fingertips. But, the 80s, to me anyway, was hair metal (cheap and crude commercialism), synths and electronics (that were already outdated by the 90s) and only the origins of rap near the end of the decade. I know that, for people that came of age at that time, it was as important for them as other decades are for others. But, again… for my own tastes, stuff like The Cure and goth and post new wave and the New Romantics were more about fashion – and musicians were suddenly forced into being actors in videos instead of musicians and creators. I was just glad when all the artifice and makeup went away. But, what do I know?

  • redsock
    June 26, 2009 - 17:16 | Permalink

    The 80s were an amazing decade for music. College radio was a gold mine of innovative sounds.

    A few faves, off the top of my head:

    REM, Los Lobos, Blasters, Jason and the Scorchers, Replacements, Minutemen, Husker Du, Smiths, Waterboys, Long Ryders, Mekons, U2, Tailgators, 10,000 Manaics, Prince, Del-Lords, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Green on Red, Pogues …

    Great music — you can see I leaned heavily towards roots rock! — all you had to do is know where to look.

  • Capt. Willard
    June 26, 2009 - 17:41 | Permalink

    You're right, Red. The roots indie scene was pretty rich and, for these ears, maybe the brightest direction of the 80s. If I were debating the point with you (which I'm not) I might suggest, however, that the indie scene was a bit of a throwback, creatively, to an earlier time and not so much an innovation. But, the same could be said for punk. Except… punk actually changed the industry, cleansing the palate of the prog-rock 70s and – in a pretty direct way – planting the seed for the 80s indie movement, which really didn't influence the industry as much as simply provide a new strain of rock for those in need of it. I was a fan of many of the bands you mentioned. Though, I'll correct one point… Prince. THAT guy's an island and doesn't belong to any decade.

  • Anonymous
    July 1, 2009 - 18:43 | Permalink

    This one is pretty good, but the one of these featuring that Journey video (Separate Ways?) is priceless!!

  • Capt. Willard
    July 1, 2009 - 18:56 | Permalink

    I'll look into that. I took a blood oath at Midnight, Dec 31, 1999 to never voluntarily listen to Journey ever again. So far, so good.

  • El Vox
    August 7, 2009 - 02:50 | Permalink

    Priceless, thanks for the laugh. I thought Idol was a bit of a pompus ass, even though I had a few of his lps. I agree a lot of 80's music didn't seem to stand the test of time, but I guess you could say that with any generation. At least they did produce: Talking Heads, Henry Cow, Magazine, Gang of Four, B-52s,and many others.

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