星期三, 2月 08, 2012

肩 並 肩 ‧Shoulder To Shoulder ɓy ▅ 實 驗 部 門 Test Dept. with South Wales Striking Miners Choir ▅ 南威爾斯罷業礦工合音團 ‧I985

.. people's mindsets were better under Margaret Thatcher because she was a figure people could rally against, and the dark times for the working classes under her meant a lot of cultural revolt which led to some fantastic music. Mike Aram wrote on nme.com

Test Dept.'s involvement in the Miners' Strike is recorded in the now deleted 1985 LP, Shoulder to Shoulder, recorded with the South Wales Striking Miners Choir, all profits from which went to support the strike.TD & SWSMC performed throughout the country to raise money and awareness, and on the record they appear both on several separate tracks, and one collaboration, Comrades 夥 伴.

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Jerome Smith Ju 朱 提到...

Noel Gallagher: Under Thatcher, who ruled us with an iron rod, great art was made. Amazing designers and musicians. Acid house was born. Very colourful and progressive. Now, no one’s got anything to say. 'Write a song? No thanks, I’ll say it on Twitter'. It’s a sad state when more people retweet than buy records. http://www.nme.com/news/noel-gallagher/61846

Jérôme Smith Ju 朱 提到...

曾對英國工業革命有巨大貢獻的英國煤礦工人,經過數十年的抗爭和勞工運動,即將永久失業。不敵便宜的進口煤,英國最後一個煤礦坑將於十二月關閉,雖然往後英國還會有露天開採的煤礦,地下煤礦坑將走入歷史。

英國最後一個地下煤礦坑凱靈利礦坑(Kellingley colliery)預定十二月永久關閉。 http://n.yam.com/udn/international/20151102/20151102365146.html