Brilliant, and at times surreal comedy that ran on BBC2 from 1981-82. The characters were Rick (Rik Mayall), an irritating sociology student and Marxist that nobody liked, Neil (Nigel Planer) a depressed hippy who did all the work around the house, Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson)a violent and aggressive medical student and punk fan, and Mike ( Christopher Ryan) a suave, narcissistic Cockney with an eye for the ladies. Alexei Sayle also appeared in each episode as different members of the Balowski family, and the shows creator Ben Elton made numerous apperances. Fantastic, if you get a chance to watch it, do.
There will never be another programme like the Young Ones.
The best film of all time. Travis Bickle is the true definition of a hero.
He goes to a scummy brothel with his 44.magnum and blows away all the scum to save one little girl. Very admirable and a timeless classic.
Taxi Driver fucking rocks.
Indie rock band from Glasgow with a Northern Irish frontman.Excellent songs, great talent, a real euphoric sound.
'Spitting Games' and 'Run' are probably their best tracks.
Final Straw is a real good album.
Fantastic musician who writes excellent songs and tops them off with a brilliant sound. His music is innovative and has a point to it, which is more than what can be said for the plastic, tasteless artists of today, e.g. Good Charlotte. He is just truly awesome.
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Born To Run, Born In The U.S.A, Thunder Road, She's The One. truly mesmerising stuff.
On 30th January 1972, a vast amount of Roman Catholics in Derry, Northern Ireland, demonstrated a Civil Rights march due to the fact the Catholics were being denied their human rights in most parts of Northern Ireland. The marchers were soon confronted by a blockade of heavily-armed British soldiers who refused to let them continue marching.Lets be realistic here, if you were firstly being denied your Civil Rights, and then prevented from continuing a peaceful march for your rights, you would be more than incensced. So the marchers began throwing sticks and bricks at the soldiers, who were armed with very lethal firearms. Why couldn't they just let them keep on marching? isn't it a bit fascist to deny someone the right to march in favour of their own rights? So then the troops, who knew full-well the effect of their weaponry, opened fire on the marchers, hitting 27 people and killing 13. The troops had lethal weaponry and protective gear on. And they murdered civilians with melee weapons, who were only trying to convince people that they were human beings with rights too.
Don't give me that 'paras are heros' crap. I am half-Irish and some of my family members died in that incident. The military are trained to handle situations professionally, and none of them were injured or killed on that day. Just goes to show that you can't start off something reasonable without some gung-ho arsehole angering you and breaching your rights.
Rock music is all played with real instruments. The musicians play from their hearts wildly. Rap music is only good if you like mediocrity and banality as a basis for music. It has the same message all the time: Hate, violence, drug crime, failed relationships. Its depressing and tedious. Drum & Bass is incoherent and completely free of appealing qualities.
A lot of rap and hip-hop is also computer-generated and uses a lot of synthesizers. the only band that used synthesizers and made it sound really good were The Who. Rock musicians really put the effort in and play with commitment.
to the user that said N'Sync was rock music, that is ridiculous to the point of beig offensive. N'Sync are an awful pop-poser group, and you let hip-hop and rap go to your head. Rock is about standing up to the establishment, so don't think you won't get comebacks to your stupid comments when you spread your fascist opinions like poison.
I have a lot of friends who follow the Goth subculture. Yes, Goths mainly dress themselves in black and possibly some black nail varnish and listening to metal tunes and such, but saying that all of them are drug-addicted, suicidal satanists is a pathetic generalisation. Not all Goths are like that, in fact i haven't met one of them with that kind of lifestyle. And even if they are, its their choice, and they don't deserve the hassle they get from close-minded idiots.
Leave Goths alone. Its their choice what to do with their life. You wouldn't like it if someone insulted and beated on you due to your lieftyle, would you?