Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Magnificent Six

Scritti Politti´s Skank Bloc Bologna still stands out as a prime do-it-yourself wonder from those magic post-punk days. Or should that be daze?

Inspired by reggae and dub: skank.

Inspired by a neo-Marxist philosopher theorist called Gramsci, who dreamt up a theory about a ´historic bloc´ in which the downtrodden classes would revolt and put everything on its head: bloc.

And inspired by the ´77 Italian political and cultural uprising in a city more famous for its spaghetti sauce: Bologna.

"They´re working on a notion and they´re working on a hope, a Euro vision and a skanking scope..."

Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna MP3

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