About Martin Barnewitz

storytelling+directing+museum outreaching

Dead Can Dance – Bedford soundcheck July 7, 1984 Part 1.

Youtube gem. DCD summer 1984. Powerful. Mesmerising.

Gerrard and Perry so young so focused.

Beautiful fuzzy static blurry video tape = perfect

 

6:45,THE TRIAL
All my senses rebel
Under the scrutiny of their persistent gaze.
It took a lifetime to get here,
A journey I’ll never make again.
For those who have accepted the burden of shame.
For the innocent only guilt will remain
And our lives will be forced to accommodate
The perpetrators of our own bastard race.
All my senses rebel
Under the scrutiny of their persistent gaze.
It took a lifetime to get here,
A journey I’ll never make again.
I stand accused of a thousand and one crimes.
A witness to events that led up to this present time.
These traditions, which bind our hands and keep us tied,
Will never survive the greater test of time.
Deliver me from these feverish eyes
That threaten to unbalance my state of mind.
For I must confess only to the smallest of crimes.
A sense of guilt.
Song writers: Brendan Michael Perry / Gus Ferguson / James E. Pinker / Lisa Germaine Gerrard / Peter Lawrence Ulrich / Scott Rodger.
1984
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DK downsizing 1986 – The rest of you are all our termites now

SHRINK

If only people could shrink
Our world wouldn’t be so overcrowded
Bring ourselves down to size
There’d be so much more food to go ’round
Why don’t we build a machine
With all the know-how of the industries
We put a man on the moon
On earth we’ll need more room to breathe real soon
Oh
Drink your vaccine and let’s shrink
And bring your poodle so it doesn’t eat us
The roads will be so wide
No traffic jams when we’re half a foot tall
Bring what you need down here
We’ll shrink it all by microwave
Don’t want to die like dinosaurs
We’ll have enough resources to go round
Oh
So now you’ve made the big shrink
Meanwhile we’ll keep acting big
We well-bred beautiful people
Who says we have to go too?
Cops and Mason businessmen
Were exempted from the ovens
As if you weren’t already.
The rest of you are all our termites now
Oh
From the great album Bedtime for Democracy (1986) by Dead Kennedys.
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