Belsen Was a Gas

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Belsen Was a Gas

Postby nev harp » 11 Jul 2017, 14:17

What do you think of this now?



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belsen_Was_a_Gas

It's the Pistols riff, brutal, thuggish and draggy.
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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby nev harp » 11 Jul 2017, 14:31

Plenty of problematic Nazi chic in U.K. Punk, here's the Antz, twice



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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby The Modernist » 11 Jul 2017, 14:33

Quite apart from how ill-conceived the whole thing is ( I believe it's a Sid lyric), it's absolutely second rate musically. Not as good as any of the tracks on their debut

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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby nev harp » 11 Jul 2017, 14:37

The riff is heavy, Holidays... trogged-out.

Early PIL played it too so Lyndon wasn't done with it yet.
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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby fange » 11 Jul 2017, 14:40

The guitar sounds good, but the tune itself has always felt a bit undercooked.
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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby pcqgod » 11 Jul 2017, 15:04

Some inflammatory lyrics, but I just see it as typical Pistols "scream out things that disgust you" style, culminating with "Be a man/kill someone, Be a man/Kill yourself" which is just chilling.
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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby teenageriot-1 » 14 Jul 2017, 07:52

It just wasn't very good, I've always thought. Bodies is a better song.
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Postby yomptepi » 14 Jul 2017, 14:59

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 14 Jul 2017, 15:11

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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby George P. Smackers » 14 Jul 2017, 15:42

I remember playing and singing it to my parents when I was around 15. "Bodies" too.

It was more like a joke than a serious attempt to frighten them or piss them off. I would sing along and cackle, and they'd give me a "kids these days" look. That's about all the song is good for. Family fun.

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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Jul 2017, 17:37

The Modernist wrote:Quite apart from how ill-conceived the whole thing is ( I believe it's a Sid lyric), it's absolutely second rate musically. Not as good as any of the tracks on their debut


it is outrage for outrage sake and the music sounds like nondescript early hardcore. Not even Lydon's vocal can save it.
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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby The Modernist » 14 Jul 2017, 20:42

sloopjohnc wrote: the music sounds like nondescript early hardcore.


No wonder Nev's a fan. ;)

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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby nev harp » 14 Jul 2017, 21:44

Pretty much :lol:

It's primal, unevolved thuggishness.
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Re: Belsen Was a Gas

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Jul 2017, 16:44

The Savage Young Gash wrote:Pretty much :lol:

It's primal, unevolved thuggishness.


Yet, you chided me as "American" when I wanted to bust every guy in Phoenix in the nose.
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