Daily Archives: October 13, 2009
Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) were a British musical group formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. The group were noted for their effective mixture of varied musical styles, incorporating elements of punk rock, dance music, hip hop, reggae, and funk. BAD’s one constant throughout frequent shifts in membership and musical direction was the vocals provided by Mick Jones. The group’s initial incarnation, founded by Jones and film director Letts (maker of The Punk Rock Movie, various Clash music videos, and later The Clash documentary Westway to the World), debuted with the 1985 release This Is Big Audio Dynamite. The album’s cover shows the group as a four-piece (minus Donovan); the full group is pictured on the back cover.
For 1991’s The Globe, only Jones remained from BAD, and the band was now called Big Audio Dynamite II. This new line-up, featuring two guitarists, was more “Clash-like” and, possibly as a result, often played more alternative rock-influenced music. The Globe featured the band’s most commercially successful single, “Rush” which hit #1 on the US modern rock charts. “Innocent Child” and “The Globe” were also released as singles. BAD supported U2 on their ZooTV tour and released the live ep “On The Road Live ’92”.
Tonight’s video clip is the song, “Rush.” Please enjoy.
Rush Limbaugh, the drug addicted, doctor shopping racist is into his denial routine once again. In an interview with NBC yesterday Limbaugh said,
I predicted to you it was going to exacerbate racial problems, and it has. There’s a race industry in the country. They make money off it. They have fame and fortune off of it. And I predicted exactly what’s happened. Any criticism of President Obama is going to be said to be oriented in racism. And if you don’t like his health care bill, it’s racist. If you don’t like his cap and trade, it’s racist.
It is interesting to note that all of this race neutral analysis is coming from Limbaugh who said to an African American woman caller to his radio program,
Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.
Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the song parody.
Puff The Magic Dragon song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wik2uc69WbU&feature=related
RUSH THE TRAGIC MAGGOT
(sung to the Peter, Paul and Mary song “Puff The Magic Dragon”)
Rush the tragic maggot lives by the sea
Was born in 1951 in a state called Missouri
Limbaugh’s education went down in a flush
He made it two semesters and his family kept it hush, oh
Rush the tragic maggot had an injury
It was a pilonidal cyst in a place he could not see
Rush the magic maggot petitioned his country
Then they deemed him too unfit for the military
Therefore he did not travel off to the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Limbaugh the rabid chickenhawk was deemed to be too frail
So he became a disc jockey and pursued his fame
Alas he was a failure as his music taste was lame, oh
Rush the tragic maggot found ABC
And began his talk radio stint shilling for the G.O.P.
Rush the tragic maggot tried football on Monday
But when he showed his racist trait they canned his ass hastily
The maggot talks forever and his voice sure annoys
Calls his listeners “ditto heads” while he’s making noise
Rush thinks that he matters and is gen’rally adored
Poor Rush does not realize he’s like a mouse that roars
The mike that he speaks into bigger, than his brain
His brain-dead thoughtless audience is his gravy train
“Operation Chaos” failed in a big way
Despite all Rush’s efforts the Dems won running away, oh
Rush the tragic maggot lives happily
He doctor shops his days away and frequents pharmacies
Rush the tragic maggot loves his Oxy-C
And when he’s feeling a bit down, there’s the blue pill known as “V”