Power on the Darkness – Tom Robinson Band

Tom Robinson Band - Logo

Mal was anderes.


Die kurze Vorstellung eines Band aus den End-70zigern/Anfang 80ziger Jahre. Die politische Punkband TRB.

Lyriks und Musik sprechen für sich. Deshalb keine großen Worte. Hört, schaut und lest mal rein:

Die mods mögen diese „versteckte Werbung“ verzeihen.


Power in the darkness:




Tom Robinson Band - Too good to be true 1978:



Tom Robinson Band: Don't Take No For An Answer 1978:



tom robinson band - aint gonna take it:



tom robinson band - winter of 79:



Tom Robinson Band - 2 4 6 8 Motorway:



Tom Robinson Band - Up Against The Wall:



War Baby - Tom Robinson 1983:



Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio:








Tom Robinson - Never Get Old:






Freedom from the reds and the blacks and the criminals
Prostitutes, pansies and punks
Football hooligans, juvenile delinquents
Lesbians and left wing scum
Freedom from the Niggers and the Pakis and the unions
Freedom from the gypsies and the Jews
Freedom from the longhaired layabouts and students
Freedom from the likes of YOU!
(from "Power In The Darkness")




Consternation in Mayfair
Rioting in Notting Hill Gate
Fascists marching on the high street
Carving up the welfare state
Operator get me the hotline
Said, father can you hear me at all?
Telephone kiosk out of order
Spraycan writing on the wall

Look out, listen can you hear it?
Panic in the county hall!
Look out, listen can you hear it?
Whitehall… up against a wall
Up against the wall!
(from "Up Against The Wall")



Read how disgusting we are in the press
The Telegraph, People and Sunday Express
Molesters of children, corruptors of youth
It's there in the paper, it must be the truth... try and

Sing if you're glad to be gay
Sing if you're happy that way
Sing if you're glad to be gay
Sing if you're happy that way

Don't try to kid us that if you're discreet
You're perfectly safe as you walk down the street
You don't have to mince or make bitchy remarks
To get beaten unconscious and left in the dark
I had a friend who was gentle and short
He was lonely one evening, he went for a walk
Queerbashers caught him and kicked in his teeth
He was only hospitalized for a week
(from "Glad To Be Gay")










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