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only1billybonds 10:45 Sun Mar 22
Anarchy in the UK
Young WHOers please ignore.

How,if at all did this song affect you when you first heard it?

I was (just) 16,had started work in Poplar and had heard rumours of this punk malarkey. Went round my mates gaffe and his brother was playing NMTB. When 'Anarchy' came on it felt like someone had plugged me in to the mains,i felt like i was on fucking fire. I went out and bought the album the following day and it was like a vinyl bible,it was played relentlessly in my house.

Anyone else got any memories of being truely shaken by this gem?

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eusebiovic 12:05 Wed Mar 25
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the coming of gary 11:42 Wed Mar 25

cholo 11:55 Wed Mar 25
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'Changing Man' / E.L.O – '10538 Overture'

Although, elo weren't adverse to ripping off the beatles

In fact some might say they are "the band the beatles could've been"...

the coming of gary 11:42 Wed Mar 25
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lots of Weller examples ('its too bad' is 'she loves you', 'monday' is 'waterloo sunset') , but his lyrics and band were just outstanding
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zebthecat 11:41 Wed Mar 25
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eusebiovic 11:28 Wed Mar 25

Jeez that is so blatant.

eusebiovic 11:28 Wed Mar 25
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only1billybonds 10:40 Wed Mar 25
SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:30 Wed Mar 25

Weller also completely ripped off the bassline from Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag for Precious...He didn't even wait until the corpse was cold to do that one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL1v7WKpCic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0mDmabbR1E

violator 11:14 Wed Mar 25
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I had NMTB pink sleeve, was a Canadian import. Played that album to death, mum hollering up the stairs about the language on Bodies

cholo 11:08 Wed Mar 25
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Surf


No doubt, Weller has ripped off numerous riffs, melodies and bass lines over the years.

zebthecat 11:07 Wed Mar 25
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chim chim cha boo 4:20 Wed Mar 25

Almost the same here except I dyed my hair and jeans black (converted them to drainpipes too with my mum's sewing machine), spiked my hair and invested in some T shirts from Small Wonder records.
My parents were appalled.

only1billybonds 10:40 Wed Mar 25
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Surf.

Yep,i was just thinking that,Weller was a great writer but 'Start' has to be one of the blatant song rip off's ever. Didnt he claim it was a tribute to the Beatles at some point?

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:30 Wed Mar 25
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cholo 2:22 Tue Mar 24

Weller had some brass neck after lifting 'Taxman' note for note for 'Start'.

I don't remember George giving him grief.

chim chim cha boo 4:20 Wed Mar 25
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The day I heard it I bleached my hair while my lorry driver dad took my mum on a job the Glasgow so I knew they'd be away all day and two foxy birds from across the road could do my barnet. I was 12.

Dad (bless him) was SO fucking angry that he chased me around the garden with a brick in his hands!

That's when it hit me that Never Mind The Bollocks was the greatest album ever made.

It still is.

geoffpikey 12:52 Wed Mar 25
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Was a bit young, really, but remember the furore about LP displays in record shops being removed. Bollocks!

When I DID get it, though Anarchy... was not my favourite by far.

Holidays In The Sun
Bodies
Pretty Vacant

Taped it off a friend. Had to hide it from parents.

cholo 2:22 Tue Mar 24
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Didn't they rip off the Holiday In The Sun riff from The Jam - In The City?

Weller and Lydon had a handbags at dawn moment over it.

bill green 1:53 Tue Mar 24
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nice quote from Noel Gallagher about hearing the jackboots marching on Holiday in the Sun

"As soon as that starts, everything that has gone on before is now deemed fucking irrelevant, as soon as he (John Lydon) starts anti singing."

the coming of gary 1:44 Tue Mar 24
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Holidays in the sun intro was nicked from the Jam (in the city)
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D.B Cooper 1:26 Tue Mar 24
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Sub-mission is a fucking classic tune

yngwies Cat 1:19 Tue Mar 24
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I like the album Great Rock n roll swindle

Was in my prog stage so was delighted at the
Ochesteral arrangement on the album version of
EMI. Marvelous.

Syd Puddefoot 12:41 Tue Mar 24
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I have the 7 inch single on the EMI label (my memory says they were sacked by EMI after using naughty words on TV and switched to Virgin) which i am told is worth something.

joe royal 12:36 Tue Mar 24
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Holidays in the sun has the best intro.

Darby_ 4:15 Mon Mar 23
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PIL’s Paris in the Spring was the first “grown up” record I bought. The girl at the counter at HMV smirked when I handed it over.

Listening to NMTB gave me a fight or flight sensation. I could feel every pore in my skin sticking out.

Oddly enough although I love punk, I’ve never got that feeling from another punk band.

the coming of gary 2:22 Mon Mar 23
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i like Matlocks story about how he blatantly nicked SOS by Abba for Pretty Vacant
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