Billy Bragg????

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jimuk80

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#1
I used to love his voice of reason, but i'm increasingly thinking hes a bit of a leftie, limp wristed tosser, just like the rest of them?

Your views please?
 
#3
Lord Bragg has always been a leftie tosser although i admire him deeply for his conviction and passion not to mention some top tunes.

Best lyrics have to be

" I can take the killing i can take the slaughter but i cant talk to sun reporters.
I never thought that i would be killing facist in the southern sea, saw one today and in his arms was a wepeon that was made in Birmingham"

Fukcing genius.
 

Glad_its_all_over

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#4
His most evocative line ever, for anyone who ever wore '58 pattern: "...the smell of wet webbing in the morning rain". Genius.
 
#5
Glad_its_all_over said:
His most evocative line ever, for anyone who ever wore '58 pattern: "...the smell of wet webbing in the morning rain". Genius.
TRY THIS

<<<

Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
<<<


Digging all day and digging all night
To keep my foxhole out of sight
Digging into dinner on a plate on my knees
The smell of damp webbing in the morning breeze
Fear in my stomach, fear in the sky
I eat my dinner with a weary eye
After all this it won't be the same
Messing around on Salisbury Plain

Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
We're going to a party way down South
Me and the Corporal out on a spree
Damned from here to eternity

I hate this flat land, there's no cover
for sons and fathers and brothers and lovers
I can take the killing, I can take the slaughter
But I don't talk to Sun reporters
I never thought that I would be
Fighting fascists in the Southern Sea
I saw one today and in his hand
Was a weapon that was made in Birmingham

Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
We're going to a party way down South
Me and the Corporal out on a spree
Damned from here to eternity

I wish Kipling and the Captain were here
To record our pursuits for posterity
Me and the Corporal out on a spree
Damned from here to eternity
 
#6
You're a dedicated swallower of fascism.......

There you are, standing in the bar, giving me grief about the DDR..

Brilliant.

Sir William of Braggshire, ARISE!
 
#7
Goldfishfart said:
Back windows= Houses
Front windows= Trees

Found coat
Phoned Taxi!
Its taken a while but i just figured it out.

Very good.

Subtle bit of abuse.

I like that.

Good work fella.
 
#12
jimuk80 said:
I used to love his voice of reason, but i'm increasingly thinking hes a bit of a leftie, limp wristed tosser, just like the rest of them?

Your views please?
 
#13
Goldfishfart said:
jimuk80 said:
I used to love his voice of reason, but i'm increasingly thinking hes a bit of a leftie, limp wristed tosser, just like the rest of them?

Your views please?
Will somebody please blooody tell him.

Clifford on a stick
 
#14
... Between the Wars ....
Some songs, seem to have a life all their own.

Under Baby Doc Bush, that line is appropriate all the time now. Could be released more often the "White Christmas"
 
#17
I met him once when he did an instore in the shop I was working at and I found him to be a really nice down to earth bloke. Can't say I agree with all of his views but his voice is great. I remember when I was about 7 or 8 and first heard him sing (Greetings to the new brunette) it was just so different from any other music or singer I'd ever heard. Been a fan since then and going to see him at the Roundhouse soon 8)
 
#20
jimuk80 said:
I used to love his voice of reason, but i'm increasingly thinking hes a bit of a leftie, limp wristed tosser, just like the rest of them?
I don't think Billy Bragg was ever anything but an unapologetic socialist. But he's funny, articulate and seems an honest bloke. Certainly doesn't seem limp-wristed. Opposition to invading other countries who we dislike isn't my critieria for gayness. I'd vote for him.
 

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