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Motown Junk

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Motown Junk

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Released Monday 21st January 1991
Saturday 21st May 2011 (7")
Length 3:59
Type Non-Album Single
First Played Live Unknown
Last Played Live Saturday 18th August 2018 - Beautiful Days Festival
Recorded Power Plant Studios, London
Producer Robin Wynn Evans

Lyrics


Never ever wanted to be with you
The only thing you gave me was the boredom I suffocated in ooh
Adrift in cheap dreams don't stop the rain
Numbed out in piss towns just wanna dig their graves ooh

Motown, Motown junk
I laughed when Lennon got shot
Twenty-one years of living and nothing means anything to me

Motown junk a lifetime of slavery
Songs of love echo underclass betrayal
Stops your heart beating for 168 seconds
Stops your brain thinking for 168 seconds
Motown junk, Motown junk, Motown junk, Motown junk

I don't want 'cos I just get
All your slut heroes offer is a fear of the future ooh
Past made useless 'cos I'm dying now
Communal tyranny a jail that bleeds our wrists ooh

Motown, Motown junk
I laughed when Lennon got shot
Twenty-one years of living and nothing means anything to me

Motown junk a lifetime of slavery
Songs of love echo underclass betrayal
Stops your heart beating for 168 seconds
Stops your brain thinking for 168 seconds
Motown junk, Motown junk, Motown junk, Motown junk

Motown junk a lifetime of slavery
Songs of love echo underclass betrayal
Stops your heart beating for 168 seconds
Stops your brain thinking for 168 seconds
Motown junk, Motown junk, Motown junk, Motown junk

We live in urban hell, we destroy rock and roll

Tracklisting


CD

Track Length
  1. Motown Junk 3:59
  2. Sorrow 16 3:45
  3. We Her Majesty's Prisoners 5:22


12"

A1. Motown Junk 3:59
A2. Sorrow 16 3:45
B1. We Her Majesty's Prisoners 5:22


7"

A. Motown Junk 3:59
B. Sorrow 16 3:45


Samples


0:00 - "Revolution, Revolution, Revolution, Revolution, Revolution, Revolution, Revolution..." - Public Enemy - Countdown To Armageddon

3:30 - The Skids - Charles

Sleeve Quotes


"Rock and roll adolescents storm into the streets of all nations. They rush into the Louvre and throw acid in the Mona Lisa's face. They open zoos, insane asylums, burst water mains with air hammers, chop the floor out of passenger plane lavatories, shoot out lighthouses, turn sewers into the water supply, administer injections with bicycle pumps, they shit on the floor of the United Nations and wipe their ass with treaties, pacts, alliances" - William Burroughs

Video







Discography
Albums

Generation Terrorists | Gold Against The Soul | The Holy Bible | Everything Must Go | This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours | Know Your Enemy | Lifeblood | Send Away The Tigers | Journal For Plague Lovers | Postcards From A Young Man | Rewind The Film | Futurology | Resistance Is Futile

Compilations:

Forever Delayed | Lipstick Traces | National Treasures

Singles

Suicide Alley | UK Channel Boredom | New Art Riot | Motown Junk | You Love Us (Heavenly) | Feminine Is Beautiful | Stay Beautiful | Love's Sweet Exile/Repeat | You Love Us | Slash 'N' Burn | Motorcycle Emptiness | Suicide Is Painless | Little Baby Nothing | From Despair To Where | La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) | Roses In The Hospital | Life Becoming A Landslide | Faster/P.C.P.| Revol | She Is Suffering | A Design For Life | Everything Must Go | Kevin Carter | Australia | If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next | The Everlasting | You Stole The Sun From My Heart | Tsunami | The Masses Against The Classes | So Why So Sad | Found That Soul | Ocean Spray | Let Robeson Sing | There By The Grace Of God | The Love Of Richard Nixon | Empty Souls | God Save The Manics | Underdogs | Your Love Alone Is Not Enough | Autumnsong | Indian Summer | Ghost Of Christmas | Umbrella | (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love | Some Kind Of Nothingness | Postcards From A Young Man | This Is The Day | Show Me The Wonder | Anthem For A Lost Cause | Walk Me To The Bridge | Europa Geht Durch Mich | Futurology | Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) | International Blue | Distant Colours | Dylan & Caitlin | Liverpool Revisited | Hold Me Like A Heaven

James Dean Bradfield Solo

The Great Western

That's No Way To Tell A Lie | An English Gentleman

The Chamber

Nicky Wire Solo

I Killed The Zeitgeist

The Shining Path | Break My Heart Slowly