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Newly released Oasis demo of Don't Stop.  It's supposedly their last recording in the vault.  It's not great; Noel sings instead of Liam and it goes on for about a minute too long.

The Pretty Things - No Future (1980)


A spot on parody of The Police and Sting.

The Pretty Things were a Brit rock band that had some success in the UK in the mid to late 60s, but were never able to duplicate it on this side on the pond. Undaunted, they soldiered on into the early 80s to increasing indifference until they finally disbanded in 1981.

No Future is the band ridiculing The Police and Sting, predicting that band's demise by saying: You got, no future! Ironically this turned out to the last gasp for The Pretty Things.

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I learned something new today.  Disco was invented by the Germans in 1971.
No, not really. The Whisky A Go Go in L.A. was called a discothèque in its early years and was part of a chain that was considered the first discothèque.   


In 1958,[2] the first Whisky a Go-Go in the United States opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush and Chestnut streets.[3][4][5] It has been called the first real American discothèque. A franchise was opened in 1966 on M Street in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., by restaurateur Jacques Vivien.

It owes its name to the first discothèque, the Whisky à Go-Go, established in Paris in 1947 by Paul Pacine.[6]

The Sunset Strip Whisky was founded by Elmer Valentine, Phil Tanzini, Shelly Davis, and attorney Theodore Flier and opened on January 16, 1964.[7

And for more history of the term disco:


Vince Aletti was one of the first to describe disco as a sound or a music genre. He wrote the feature article "Discotheque Rock Paaaaarty" that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine in September 1973.[8][9][10]

I was watching this last night and was struck by how old I had gotten. I had a massive nostalgia wave remembering tuning into this MTV special as a younger college kid who loved his punk rock and then came that other stuff. I was not an MTV fan, but this was a bit different. Green Day, once Gilman St. punk stalwarts, would be playing with their newfound fame to a million screaming teeny boppers, a dynamic that ran throughout the show. Here were these kids from the trailer parks of CA playing for a bunch of well-heeled kids from the Chicago suburbs. It actually is pretty intense in the re-watching. Billie Joe is racing around, spitting, doing punk rock tropes. The crowd screams like Frank Sinatra come to life. It's weirder now than it was then, actually.

Favorite quote of the show: "I love Green Day. We named our prom theme 'Welcome To Paradise'. It's gonna be kick-###"

You tell 'em, bopette. I loved Green Day, too.

Going to Pasalacqua

The YouTube comments point out how high Billie Joe looks, as if on meth. I don't know, maybe that's just youth? Heh. Yeah, he's totally tweaking.

Bopette at the link: https://youtu.be/5KsSpPSNWHA?t=1298
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