On Dorset VIII (of XIII)

Nothing is fake here

All genuine cover bands

Just not The Real Thing

.

(Dedicated to Seán & Steve)

n.b. “Dorset, Home of the Jurrasic Coast” indeed, but I can’t think of one rock band to have been produced in the county, although Greg Lake, a founder member of King Crimson and then “Super Group”, Emerson, Lake & Palmer was born in Poole. ELP were hugely popular…and then along came punk rock and ELP were consigned to the Dinosaurs of Rock genre.

n.n.b. Please excuse my reference to The Real Thing. This soul band are from Liverpool and continue touring as of July 2019. Great fun (for those not too deeply embedded in specific musical genres).

n.n.n.b. The pictured posters were plastered across billboards at Weymouth Pavilion.

CLP 18/07/2019

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Velvet Glove Underground

Weaponry stacks in silos

Not just sons go now to war for the old man’s pride

Youth fed the drill, their lives lost sunlight in bunkers playing war on screen

Would they know the enemy they kill, my friends? 

At distance dismemberment is sent

To sleepy households, wedding parties and wakes

White light/White heat Lou Reed sang

Now white heat turns sands to glass in broad daylight.

 

CLP  18/04/2018

*Based on Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott (1930 – 2017)

With respect also to and The Parable of The Old Man and The Young and Strange Meeting Wilfred Owen (1893 – 4th November, 1918 – a week short of the Armistice).

White Light, White Heat by The Velvet Underground was a single released in 1967 and then featured on the VU’s second album of the same name.

http://www.napowrimo.net Day 18 prompt is to take an unseen poem and use each line as a prompt as you work through from its end to beginning.

Tonight Live at Institut de Beauté…

21D936F5-0288-46A1-9E08-9D145B7CC087the IMMUTABLE FAMILY

Supported by

OBLIVIOUS DAD

CAREER-BREAK MUM

Introducing by special invitation for one night only

The Other Men

Also featuring

THE SULLEN KIDS

CouldaWouldaShoulda

The Lame Excuses

MOTEL MATCHES

PUBLIC INTIMACY

ERRORS OF JUDGEMENT

The Sympathetic Neighbours

FUCK THE MORTGAGE!!

Opiate Overdose

and

Strangely Peaceful…

CLP 03/04/2018

N.B. The prompt today from http://www.napowrymo.net being a list poem using made up (punk) rock band names. If any of these are names of real bands good luck to you. If you want to name your band after any of these fictional names, be my guest.

n.b. Motel Matches would be a great band name, but it is the title of a cracking song by Elvis Costello. You can find it on his album Get Happy! 

1-2-3-4!!!