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PostPost #51  Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I can't find a higher bitrate version on any p2p program. Oh well.
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PostPost #52  Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

heat-seeking, out of the sun
you can set the controls for the heart or the knees

Yet more Pink Floyd references.
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PostPost #53  Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I got this after being stuck on a bus for ages playin 'Under' on repeat. I had just watched the vid the day before...
is it me or had Von been watchin the Terminator films alot?!?! stick with me on this.....
Besides the hilarious robotic hand in the video theres a few references that sorta fit into Terminator, which was, of course huge in 1991.
the most 'obvious' I reckon could be:

'It never happened' -aborting of Judgement Day
'Explosive bolts, 10,000 volts' -- the time travel effects
'Abrasive wheels & molten metals' - T-1000 & the steel mill
'Cloudburst and all around' - The nuclear war.....

anyone else care to work a few out?
The original lyrics & song sorta would fit in well with the Terminator 1 end credits...
just a thought!
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PostPost #54  Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hom_Corleone wrote:
It's by far the blandist musak by the Sisters and no matter how many times I've listened to it I cannot like it. I agree with the 'contractual obligation' sentiment. He wasn't even trying.


i couldnt disagree more, especially with someone with such a disturbing avatar!!!!
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PostPost #55  Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The usual one-shot theory:

Von has to record a "straight up, down the line, housewife-type AOR" single to stick on the compilation. He's a bit sick of the whole spiel by now, and so decides to provide a healthy dose of irony by adding his own ranting coda all about failed expectations, the abysmal state of the system, the great rock and roll plagiarism (all the Floyd references and the Hughes lyrics at the start) and, perhaps, a sly nod to the flaws of his own writing style.

It's his sneery way of fulfilling the contract and still keeping the ironist/sarcasm junkie in himself happy with all that stuff at the end. That's my guess.
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PostPost #56  Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

or like the majority of his work, IMHO, its just rather ambiguous with cool sounding words and phrases. its all very deep and can therefore be interpreted in any number of ways whils he still thinks he's the worlds greatest lyricist!
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PostPost #57  Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: the gegen-nazi man Reply with quote Back to top

under the gun = slight rip-off of bryan ferry's song ''Is your love strong enough'', guess Von coaxed the basis for dr avalanche from this song, well the patterns are kinda a bit similar at certain spots. Mr. Green
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PostPost #58  Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: the gegen-nazi man Reply with quote Back to top

demolitionsisters wrote:
under the gun = slight rip-off of bryan ferry's song ''Is your love strong enough''
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l the patterns are kinda a bit similar at certain spots.


The combination of the two might make a fun mash-up.
...that, or it'd be wretchedly horrid.
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PostPost #59  Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

LaGwardia wrote:
I got this after being stuck on a bus for ages playin 'Under' on repeat. I had just watched the vid the day before...
is it me or had Von been watchin the Terminator films alot?!?! stick with me on this.....
Besides the hilarious robotic hand in the video theres a few references that sorta fit into Terminator, which was, of course huge in 1991.
the most 'obvious' I reckon could be:

'It never happened' -aborting of Judgement Day
'Explosive bolts, 10,000 volts' -- the time travel effects
'Abrasive wheels & molten metals' - T-1000 & the steel mill
'Cloudburst and all around' - The nuclear war.....

anyone else care to work a few out?
The original lyrics & song sorta would fit in well with the Terminator 1 end credits...
just a thought!
Greg


I always thought he looked like T-1000 in that vid.
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PostPost #60  Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you guys and gals really think that all those lyrics at the end of the song are just a bunch of incoherent ramblings, I'm afraid you are sorely mistaken.

I believe history will prove that Under The Gun is truly AE's Magnum Opus.
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PostPost #61  Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Under the Gun Reply with quote Back to top

"abrasive wheels and molten metals"

They are probably just words chosen for visual imagery but I was curious to know, could there be a nod to the band Leeds band Abrasive Wheels? I presume from the dates on Wikipedia, it's more than possible that Our fearless leader! and/or the fledgling Sisters would have been aware of them... i

Any of the older Leeds stalwarts have any idea?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrasive_Wheels
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PostPost #62  Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The original version is on Youtube now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ84OWiRqVQ
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