Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A flying visit...

...to Blogland. Here is Bob Marley with Guava Jelly, which was played at the wedding scene on This is England 86 on ITV1 last night - check it out if you can. The original This is England was a dark gem and its successor shows promise. Checking out the lyrics, I found a comment that suggested they may have a sexual content. You don't say...

Below is a clip from the original This is England where Shaun meets the skins. Watch on...


Which calls for some ska... Which is a good excuse to post Toots and the Maytals with 54/46 Was My Number. Those with long memories may remember that I've posted this before but I don't care 'cos it's quality. For the record, 54/46 was Toots Hibbert's prison number while serving a sentence for possession of one joint. There's a superb relatively recent version recorded by Hibbert with Buju Banton but it's not on YouTube or anywhere else I can find.


12 comments:

sybil law said...

It's official.
I love you.

Laci the Chinese Crested said...
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Sarcastic Bastard said...

I love Bob Marley so much, I named a cat after him! Seriously.

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

The Original "This is England" is sitting in my "VCR Ate My Mind"* (DVD Player? PVR?) pile. Now that you've mentioned it, I'll put it toward the top of my "to watch" list.

The ITV player didn't have this is England 86 available for viewing (it was originally broadcast on 7 Sep 10). I checked my resources to see if it's available through "other means" and it turns out this was on 4.
http://www.channel4.com/explore/this-is-england-86/

That means those with the abilities can watch it on 4oD
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/this-is-england-86/4od/

*"VCR Ate My Mind" a 1980s article about people who record on video far more than they will ever watch.

B.E. Earl said...

Holy Crap! Incredible odd coincidence alert!

I am listening to Pandora internet radio as I was reading this post and Sublime's version of "5446 That's My Number/Ball and Chain" was playing. I'm reading your words about 5446 being Toots prison number and I'm hearing someone else sing about it.

Totally odd and wonderful!

downtown guy said...

My summer track this year was Toots' "Sweet & Dandy".

Hey, saw this, thought of you: http://uncertaintimes.tumblr.com/post/1119723476/trobriand-cricket-refers-to-a-unique-version-of

JoJo said...

Brian finds it so hard to believe how punk rock was influenced by reggae.

white rabbit said...

Sybil - well that's nice. Dirty work but someone's got to do it I suppose...

SB - Bobcat?

Laci - Caught seciond episode of 'This is England 86' last night - so far they are playing it much more for laughs than the original - which also had a lot of comedy but a very dark side(rise of National Front etc)

Earl - commented on the coincidence on your blog (as you will know by now)

Hank - Thanks for reminding me of this. I saw a documentary on Trobriand cricket a few years ago. It is seriously weird - recognisable as cricket but adapted in very exotic ways.

JoJo - hmmm.... I much preferred reggae to most punk. The Nick Kent book I reviewed a few posts ago is interesting on the topic of punk..

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

WR, This is England is set to be my next film to watch per your recommendation.

The DVD of This is England 86 will be released in October.

Unfortunately, I am much more familiar with iPlayer than 4oD and the ITV player (4oD & ITV only work on one TV, iPlayer works throughout the house). Still, that might not stop me from catching the 1st few episodes of 86.

The serious issue is whether I want to plonk down on the DVDs for 86.

downtown guy said...

I'm pretty sure that This is England was the first film I ever saw that got skins right. Every now and then, you'll even see pictures of the cast (in character) pop up on blogs that collect and share photos of real skinheads and mods and so on. It always makes me chuckle, but it shows what a good job they did.

Jaycee said...

Guava Jelly takes me back to being at a party as a yoof. I spilled beer down a bird's open backed dress whilst dancing with her. She must have smelled better for it!

JoJo said...

I prefer punk to most reggae. ;p Disc 3 of The Clash's "Sandinista" is definitely an acquired taste.