We get it, you’re tired. Like Vyvyan from the Children, you’re” very, really sober and very, very bored!” Well, probably sober. Fear not, the punks have actually got your back: they’ve been composing songs about boredom and completion of days because long prior to this horrible pandemic started and they’re with you for the lockdown. Stay at home, wash your hands, put on a CD and blast away the dullness with us.
Manchester’s Buzzcocks have the difference of being the very first UK punk band to start their own record label (Brand-new Hormonal agents), on which they released their launching EP, Spiral Scratch, in 1977, with Dullness being perhaps their finest known track. It’s the only release to include Howard Devoto as vocalist, nevertheless, due to the fact that he stopped the band on the eve of its release.” I get bored really quickly,” he stated.
Sex Pistols– No Fun
The last tune ever played by the Sex Handguns before they imploded on the final date of their very first U.S. tour, this Stooges cover rather sums things up. Apart from the’ possibly go out, maybe remain at home’ bit. Certainly remain at home!
Poison Concept– Deep Sleep
You may have discovered yourself staying in bed rather longer than normal and having bizarre apocalyptic dreams, but luckily Portland legends Poison Idea have actually got you covered. Although you’re not likely to get much rest with this one blasting full volume … and neither will your neighbours!
Iggy Pop– I’m Bored
As someone has already mentioned in the YouTube remarks section, this might be the supreme quarantine signature tune.’ I’m sick!’,’ I’m bored!’ Us too, Iggy, us too! As someone else mentioned, at least he’s using gloves in the video. A partially nude renegade he may be, but do not fault Iggy’s hand health.
Ramones– I Wan na Be Sedated
‘ Nothing to do, no place to go,’ sang the brudders on this Ramones classic from Roadway To Mess up. If only it was 24 hr to go! Because of all the cancelled gigs, getting to a show prior to you go’ loco’ might, alas, be a bit optimistic.
Crass– Chairman Of The Bored
A scathing attack on media lies, which, alas, is all too pertinent today. Aren’t you bored with phony news and misinformation? The title of the song, incidentally, appears to be a nod to the abovementioned Iggy Pop tune, however without proof, this is simply guesswork … just like most of what you read in the press! Wayooooooh!
Rollins Band– Do It
Okay, let’s have a little positively with this spectacular Pink Fairies cover. Maybe you’ve constantly wished to compose a book or discover an instrument? Well, now would be the best time.’ Don’t speak about it, do it! Do it!’ One thinks of that dark workaholic Rollins is keeping himself hectic, so need to you!
Angelic Upstarts– Leave Me Alone
What is it with those good friends who still wish to visit in the middle of a sodding lockdown? Blast this at them through the letterbox! Stay house … or as the Upstarts put it,’ Fuck off, and leave me alone!’
Black Flag– TV Celebration
Let’s be truthful, it’s not the best idea to have a TELEVISION party where all you pals pass out on the couch, and Black Flag were being ironical, but the line’ We have actually got absolutely nothing better to do/ Than watch TV and have a couple of brews’ now appears grimly prophetic.
X-Ray Spex– Germfree Adolescence
X‑Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene was way ahead of the curve with the title-track of their 1978 launching album. No requirement to clean your teeth 10 times a day, as recommended here, however washing your hands is a great way to stay germ-free!
The Specials– Ghost Town
Some wit on Facebook has actually currently put this one over the top of a Boris Johnson speech. Given, when it was written, all the clubs were shutting down due to economic downturn, but this is an unfortunately fitting soundtrack for present times. ‘ Bands do not play no more’, undoubtedly.
The Adverts– Bored Teens
‘We’re talking into corners, finding ways to fill the vacuum …’ Well, thanks to Netflix possibly it’s not that bad yet, but spare an idea for the bored teenagers’looking for love’. Is there a social distancing app?