Saturday, November 26, 2005

We are guilty! We are beyond hope! We beg to differ! We are a terminal case!

Press Darlings 31st Dec 1979

Press Darlings 22nd May 1980

We are guilty
We are beyond hope
We beg to differ
We are a terminal case

Press darlings, press darlings, press darlings
Press darlings, press darlings
We depress the press darlings

We're on the outside
But we're not looking in
We are the vaseline gang
We don't play your little games

Press darlings, press darlings, press darlings
Press darlings, press darlings
We depress the press darlings

And if evil be the food of genius
There aren't many demons around
If passion ends in fashion
Nick Kent is the best-dressed man in town

Are we different? - no
We are exactly the same
There are no boxes for us
The ones you love to hate - so read on!

Press darlings, press darlings, press darlings
Press darlings, press darlings
We depress the press darlings

And if evil be the food of genius
There aren't many demons around
If passion ends in fashion
Bushell is the best-dressed man in town
(You can say that again, the scruffy sod!)

Press darlings, press darlings, press darlings
Press darlings, press darlings

We depress -
Press darlings, press darlings, press darlings
Press darlings, press darlings

We are the press darlings
The press darlings
The press darlings
The press darlings

Press darlingssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

(And they tell fibs!)

Nick Kent is a British rock critic.
Along with such luminaries as Charles Shaar Murray and Danny Baker, he was seen as one of the most important and influential music journalists of his time. He wrote for British music publication New Musical Express in the 1970s and 1980s and is the author of "The Dark Stuff".
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Kent) He still writes music pieces for the Guardian, for instance this piece Here He also wrote some fairly scathing criticisms of the Ants between 1977 and 1979 (of which I shall endeavour to post up here when the website is up and running and I have scanned it!)

Garry Bushell is a British television critic, television presenter, and newspaper columnist. He most famously wrote for The Sun before leaving in 2001 as a result of a dispute whereby Bushell let the rival tabloid newspaper The Daily Star serialize his book.
He began his career in the late 1970s, writing for the left wing newspaper Socialist Worker, then music magazine Sounds in the early 1980s, covering the punk genre. Bushell's website claims that he started Oi!, a movement derived from punk. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Bushell)
He also annoyed Adam with some of his writings for Sounds during the 1970s.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Thank you!
I've always wondered who they were!
Also thanks for the mp3s, don't stop blogging!

/Beth