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the last of the redskins (by the hamlet machines)


by

cjdaley

 Genre: Ska

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A message to you, rudie.
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Lyrics
Oh I hate what I have to tell
Because you know I’d rather like you well
But Skinhead you are getting old
You’re lucky
That nobody
Knows you’re getting bald

Ben Sherman
And Fred Perry
Hooligans
And Leon Trotsky
Monkey man
And rocksteady
No pasaran
In the 21st century

You were true
To a dream
That those who laugh at you
Are not even worthy to dream
And if you ever go to heaven
Or hell
Or even
To a prison cell
a crown of laurel
Waits for you
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Comments: 10
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Plays: 161
Downloads: 114

Uploaded: May 17, 2007 - 02:16:39 AM
Last Updated: May 17, 2007 - 02:22:38 AM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 10:08:28 PM
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***itiswotitis*** said 4416 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
go CJ
love tha skanking ska thing you got going here...funny lyrics!
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cjdaley said 4415 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
thanks a lot
the skank rythm is in general and by its very nature irresistible, I guess. Speaks directly to your body and your head is bobbing before you know it.

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Estella said 4416 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
J.C
this is great! You've got your Spanish going, too! Very funny song. Clever.

I was and am still confused by the title, though. I was really afraid there would be some culturally offensive material here because of the term in the title, but it was all the opposite. Rather, it's poking fun at the offenders. What gives with the title, then? did you mean last of the skinheads?
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cjdaley said 4415 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
forked tongue
Oops. I must admit I didn't think of the offensive implications of "redskin" as I had entirely something else in mind. And besides, you know me, would I ever write something offensive, huh ?

the "redskin" is the "red skinhead" or the anarcho/communist skinhead opposed to the fascist skinhead also- and rather- known as "bonehead", who is considered as a traitor to the real skinhead ethics. In my worldview he's located on the next step on the evolutionnary ladder, as the "redskin" is not a racist.

thanks a lot for listening and commenting.



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No redeeming qualities
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Estella said 4415 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Wow
What a lesson. I hadn't heard of those other terms. Thanks for explaining. I didn't doubt your good intentions. Just wanted to prevent unintended interpretations of your title : )

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*estella
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five_extra_arms said 4415 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Ska Machines?
Was BK on vacation in Jamaica when he wrote this? It was a surprize to hear as i would never expect it from you guys. Somehow the initial shock dissolves moments after you sing 21st century (the first time) when the signature bassline pokes it's head through. The Ben Sherman chorus is pretty funny, in fact the whole song has a real tongue in cheekyness to it. I sat with my jaw dropped for a few moments, but then in true HM fashion you shined without having to say any of the typical ska lyics tendencies. I also like how you sang this one. A softer treatment like you did on seahorses (speaking of distinctive signature basslines).
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cjdaley said 4415 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
too much too young
As by-products of the early eighties, we have been exposed to the short-lived ska craze of Specials (they ruled), Madness and the like. We also have a soft spot for the original jamaican 60s ska, which in me is aggravated by a taste for the mod/skinhead subcultures. Fred Perry is what I wear, if I'm not sporting my Hamlet machines shirts. So this was fatal something like that song happened.

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No redeeming qualities
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
DWL said 4415 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Wow - something a little different
Works for me, wonderfully entertaining and a great sound. Slightly bizarre which is good.

Love it!

Cheers

Dick
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cjdaley said 4413 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
it's
different for us too ! Maybe the slightly bizarre side is not quite intentionnal ...

thanks for stopping by

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No redeeming qualities
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
jasongreen said 4376 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
just stop now
atleast learn how to sing like minor threat/sublime before you try to rip them off...... dude i'm just totally playing with you! super cool guitar.....sounds like somthing i did like 7 years ago. learn how to play with no effects. it will make you a better player.
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Genre Info
Ska is a form of Jamaican music which began in the early 1960s. Combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound, it was a precursor in Jamaica to rocksteady and later reggae. It is the predominant

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