A fan of Scargills is up after him, the one and only punk poet Attila The Stockbroker. I am only here for these two performances, and many people leave after Scargill finishes with the mic, but the ones that remain are impressed by his wit and clever lyrics.
First tune is Guy Fawkes Table, about the time Attila sat at the aforementioned table. Death Of A Salesman proves to be too much for his guitar and the lead conks out. Whilst waiting for a replacement we get the ditty The Russians are Running The DHSS (all these titles are pretty self-explanatory). The politics involved in these songs are to the point, straight from the gut and told in such a humorous way it is easy to remember the message. Just as a good political speaker should be.
Hey Celebrity is about the shite TV reality stars and their fifteen minutes of fame that lasts too long (TV bore/what have you got to be famous for). Attila mentions the fantastic Strummercamp (the first time I found out about him was at this event last year), and plays his tribute to Joe Strummer Comandante Joe. Maggots 1 Maggie 0 is an upbeat track about a bad time for Ms Thatcher, which Attila dedicates to Arthur Scargill, who appears to have left the club.
The witty poem of Too Much Pressure, about doctors health warnings, leading onto Attilas love for Brighton FC ("Worst of all for your blood pressure: you support Brighton!") Poison Pensioner is a hilarious dig at his aunt who is helping to look after his mum (Ever thought of space travel, prejudiced cow? / I'd suggest Uranus but you're up there right now).
F and F is a tribute to Eminem and his rapping for twelve-year-olds, Supermodel, though some will state it is sexist, is not offensive in the slightest unless you are a supermodel who complies with capitalism (which they all do). The best line is "So thin and yet...so thick". Thats not just my view, the people in attendance love it too.
The winner of the longest titled poem goes to... Oh For The Days When SPAM Was Just A Monty Python Sketch, a way of using all the ridiculous things sent through Spam emails, like Viagra, rubber (just rubber) and free Coldplay MP3s. To end the madness Attila adds this fact my website is recommended / as one of the top fifty stockbroking sites / on many search engines.
We finish with a request for Baghdad Scar and a rant about Coca Cola (I feel really bad, as I have just finished a pint of the stuff. What can a driver do? Or wait, I think it was actually Pepsi. I am safe). Spirit Of The Age is Attilas delve into his future, counting up the years in a tasteful rap (53? Top of the tree! / Red rebel rhymes and rapping rebel poetry).
I am a big fan of Attila The Stockbroker; the whole speak your mind thing a lot of people can do, but not to make an impact like this guy. And hes a punk! All good in my book. And any non-believers, well see after his three sets at Glastonbury.
Guy Fawkes Table
Death Of A Salesman
The Russians Are Running The DHSS
Maggots 1, Maggie 0
Too Much Pressure
F & F
Oh For The Days When SPAM Was Just A Monty Python Sketch
Spirit Of The Age
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