PUNK: GROUP BIO (THE SEX PISTOLS)

Sex Pistols was an emblematic punk rock musical group. It was born on 1975, in England (London). They split up in 1979 The Sex Pistols started the punk movement in the United Kingdom. It was considererd the most important punk group of the moment. The group was formed by:

*John Lydon (more known as Johnny Rotten as a consequence of his teeth) – vocalist

*Steve Jones – guitarist

*Paul Cook – drummer

*Glen Matlock-> later replaced by Sid Vicious (in 1977) – bass player

Sid and Johnny

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The Sex Pistols were very problematic and that made that they became more famous (they were banned in the whole England). Sex Pistols rised of the group the Strands (formed by Paul Cook, Steve Jones and Wally Nighttingale).

They were hired and released in many record labels (like EMI, A&M Records and Virgin) because their behaviour and the lyrics of their songs was bad, obscene and vulgar. They were doing that for a while. For example when they were with Virgin Records, in the final of  the 77 year they launched Never Mind The Bollocks. Together was against and the LP was censored, but finally the Sex Pistols won.

In the January of the 1978 they made a tour in the EUA and they split up because Johnny Rotten left the group.

Sid  Vicious tried to do music own his own. But died because his girlfriend Nancy Spungen was a drug addict. Vicious agree with the sentence “live fast die young” like her and he became drug addict too. That’s the reason why he died. Nancy died before and he was considered the criminal. He stayed in the prison and when he had the conditional liberty died.

Nancy and Sid

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In 1996 there was the return of the Sex Pistols without Sid. They wanted to earn money. They have sung in more music festivals until now.

The Sex Pistols (with Glen) in 2007sex460

Now they are old! I don’t know if they have the same punk spirit than in the 70’s!

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Punk:song +” God save the Queen”

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
THE FASCIST REGIME
THEY MADE YOU A MORON
POTENTIAL H-BOMB

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
SHE AIN´T NO HUMAN BEING
THERE IS NO FUTURE
IN ENGLAND´S DREAMING

DON´T BE TOLD WHAT YOU WANT
DON´T BE TOLD WHAT YOU NEED
THERE´S NO FUTURE, NO FUTURE
NO FUTURE FOR YOU

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
WE MEAN IT MAN
WE LOVE OUR QUEEN
GOD SAVES

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
´COS TOURISTS ARE MONEY
OUR FIGURE´S HEAD
IS NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS

OH GOD SAVE HISTORY
GOD SAVE YOUR MAD PARADE
Letras4U.com » letras traducidas al español
OH LORD GOD HAVE MERCY
ALL CRIMES ARE PAID

WHEN THERE´S NO FUTURE
HOW CAN THERE BE SIN
WE´RE THE FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN
WE´RE THE POISON IN YOUR HUMAN MACHINE
WE´RE THE FUTURE, YOUR FUTURE

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
WE MEAN IT MAN
WE LOVE OUR QUEEN
GOD SAVES

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
WE MEAN IT MAN
AND THERE IS NO FUTURE
IN ENGLAND´S DREAMING

NO FUTURE NO FUTURE
NO FUTURE FOR YOU
NO FUTURE NO FUTURE
NO FUTURE FOR ME

NO FUTURE NO FUTURE
NO FUTURE FOR YOU
NO FUTURE NO FUTURE
NO FUTURE FOR YOU
NO FUTURE NO FUTURE FOR YOU

TRANSLATION

Deu salvi la reina

el regim fascista

et tornen idiota

bomba d’ Hidrogen potencial

deu salvi la reina

ella no esta sent humana

no hi ha futur

en el somni angles

que no t’expliquen el que has de voler

que no et diguin

el que has de necesitar

no hi ha futur, cap futur

cap futur per tu

deu salvi a la reina

ho diem de veritaat tio

estimem la nostra reina

deu salva

deu salvi a la reina

perque els turistes son diners

i la nostra representant no es el que sembla

oh deu salvi la historia

deu salvi la teva boja desfilada

oh senyor deu tingui pietat

tots els crims seran pagats

quan no hi ha futur

com pot haver-hi pecat

som flors a les escombraries

som el veri a la teva maquina humana

som el futur, el teu futur

deu salvi a la reina

ho diem de veritat, tio

estimem la nostra reina

deu salva

deu salvi la reina

ho diem de veritat, tio

no hi ha futur

a una anglaterra somiadora

cap futur, cap futur

cap futurper tu

cap futur, cap futur

cap futur per mi

cap futur, cap futur

cap futur per tu

cap futur, cap futur

per tu

COMENT

We think that the lyrics are exaggerated, however, there is a part of truth. The rhythm is catchy and the singer sings in a funny way.


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PUNK: musical style

The Punk as a musical style: it was born in the mid 70’s in the Great Britain with the first popular punk musical groups like the Ramones, The Sex Pistols or the Clash. It’s included in the rock style and its characteristics are:

1. The use of distorsionated noisy guitars with a loud sound.

2. The fast rhythm, beat and simple melodies. Normally, the songs are of short duration

3. The violent voice of the singer which usually starts to shout in the middle of the song.

The punk style was divided in more musical styles, but principally, it becomes of  the garage rock: Hardcore punk, Psychobilly, Pop-punk, Anarco-punk…

The word “punk” has a despective meaning like rubbish, lazy and slag.

The punk rised of the people which were angry or unhappy with the society. They thought that the society and its structure was all a lie only for win money. They were contrary to the cultural opression, the moral and the things that were considerated correct. They wanted to break the rules.

Later, the punk became a style of life and ideology, with its own aesthetics (althought it wasn’t considerated the most important). The punk ideology is related to the anarchy (no government and laws neither) and the antifascism. Their slogan was “there’s no future” because they thought that with that society there wasn’t progress.

They used to had long, high and colourful peaks in the hair. The clothes were colourful too, specially the trousers which were checkered. They wear black leather jackets with spikes, belt with spikes too and boots with edge of iron. They wear piercings and tatoos.

Actually the punk musical groups are more comercial than before, but the normal punk people wear the same clothes than in then, moreover the ideology is the same too. They all are very rebels.

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PUNK: SONG + “BLITZKRIEG BOP”.

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Blitzkrieg bop:

Hey ho, let’s go

Hey ho, let’s go

They’re forming in a straight line

They’re going through a tight wind

The kinds are losing their minds

The Blitzkrieg Bop

The’re piling in the back seat

They’re generating steam heat

Pulsating to the back beat

The Blitzkrieg Bop

Hey ho, let’s go

Shoot’em in the back now

Wkat they want, I don’t know

They’re all reved up and ready to go

Now we are going to translate this song:

Hey ho, anem

Hey ho, anem

Estàn formant en linia recta

Estàn caminant a travès d’un vent atepeït

Els nens estàn perdent les seves ments

Bop de la guerra de raig.

Estàn apilats al seient del darrere

Estàn generant vapor d’aigua

Pulsant la darrera pulsació

Bop de la guerra del raig.

Hey ho, anem

Dispara’ls a l’esquena ara

Què volen, no ho sé

Estàn tots revolucionats i preparats per marxar.

Our opinion:

We think that this song is about a war and its human consequences.

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PUNK: GROUP BIO (RAMONES)

Biography:

  • Ramones was a punk band formed in Forest Hills in 1974.
  • It was created the base of  the style, composition simple and without sense.
  • this band was very important in the history of rock.
  • The name of Ramones was invented for Douglas.
  • The 2nd February of 1976, Ramones recorded their first album.
  • Look: Ramones wore leather jackets, jeans, trainers, T-shirts and long hair.
  • Logo: The logotype of this band was created by Arture Vega. The logo of the president of the U.S.A. would be perfect for the Ramones, with an eagle holding some arrows, to symbolize the strength  and the agression and olive tree branch.

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PUNK: MUSICAL STYLE

Punk’s characteristics:

  • Punk is a musical style. It emerged in 1970. It was caracterized for its independent acttitude. It was a easy music and sometimes untidy. The melodies were simple and shorts. The most used instruments were guitars and noisy instrument.
  • The punk origin: Punk have a mean of rubbish other despreciable. The punk sometimes have acttituds personal oversight.
  • Philosophy punk: Punk is the constant fight against fear repercusions. In the beginning of 70’s. The punks made a very difference philosophy. They have an idea “there’s no future”. From punk-pop appeared, was disappear the punk reason. Then the punk style. They don’t treat about politic but they terat about love and fantasy.
  • Punk styles: Then some punk styles were discovered: Hardcore punk, Gypsy punk, Post-punk, Ska punk, Psychobility, Pop-punk, Anarcopunk, Horror punk, Gothic punk,Straight Edge, Oi, Skate-punk, Queercore.

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