March 6, 2009

Kiss Me Deadly

I prefer...

The greyhound's rocking out tonight
To maximum rockabilly
When two punks chose to risk the subway
For a tube to Picadilly
The Zephrys stir fast gangs for glory
Another dumb casualty
Having fun
In South West six
Hidden flick knife flicks
Kiss me, deadly, tonight

Another battle was won and lost
Down The Bishops End last night
Spotlights pick the kids in triumph
With a thousand scarves in flight, see how they run
Spring from the terraces in black and white
Young and old into the fight
Having fun
In South West Six
With violence for a fix
Kiss me, deadly, tonight

Seven o'clock they stand in rank
For the thirty bus uptown
And later in a downstairs room
She pulls her lover down
In ecstasy but they can't make a sound
Case her mother might come down
Having fun
In South West Six
Discovers teenage sex
Kiss me, deadly, tonight

The Snooker Hall is empty
Cause they're all out playing pool
Hustling down the Fulham Road
Doing deals with Mr.Cool
Well they're on the waterfront now instead of being at school
Too old now, even to dig pinball
Having fun
In South West Six
Having fun
When a hidden flick knife flicks
With violence for a fix
Discovers teenage sex
Tried shooting up for, kicks
Kiss me, deadly
Kiss me, deadly
Kiss me, deadly
Kiss me
Kiss me, tonight

Or you may prefer the film:

Or, Lita Ford:

Or the original Mickey Spillane classic:

Generation X- Kiss Me Deadly(studio)
Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly (Live Sheffield 1978)
Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

Now playing: Adolescents - Kids Of The Black Hole
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Andrew Weiss said...

I love that movie, if for no other reason than it was one of the inspirations behind Repo Man.

Piley said...

How under-rated were Generation X?? Tip top band, yet for some reason always dismissed when you read about the punk era... no idea why. Tony James is still out there doing it with Carbon\silicon (which also has Mick Jones in it) Well worth checking out if you've not already.



gomonkeygo said...

Excellent post! I think I have that edition of the paperback.

manicgirl said...

not to be confused with the hit song from Arthur, Kiss Me, Dudley.