"Saw you in a mag, smoking a fag, kissing a man."
October 8, 2006 5:10 PM   Subscribe

posted by bardic (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
posted by bardic at 5:13 PM on October 8, 2006

Youtubefilter: Minor Threat doing 12xu
posted by bardic at 5:18 PM on October 8, 2006

Class. What is the first line though- "1,2, ecu?"
posted by Gratishades at 5:45 PM on October 8, 2006

D'oh! DIsregard the stupid question. The title of the song should have given it away. Weird, listened to this a million times and never tied it in to the title.
posted by Gratishades at 5:48 PM on October 8, 2006

Love will tear us apart.
posted by shoepal at 5:52 PM on October 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

posted by mwhybark at 6:10 PM on October 8, 2006

For others wondering about that song title, some discussion.
posted by O Blitiri at 6:57 PM on October 8, 2006

Wire, the band behind the original 12XU, is famous for multiple versions of its songs. One of its later albums, Drill (1998), was nine different versions of the same song. This in turn inspired the tribute album Dugga Dugga Dugga (1998), on which fourteen bands performed their own versions of Drill. This was followed up by A Houseguest's Wish (2004), where nineteen bands covered Wire's single Outdoor Miner, originally from the 1978 album Chairs Missing.

(Not forgetting the Ex-Lion Tamers, a band who used to perform, live and in the right order, the whole of Wire's first album Pink Flag, down to the correct lengths for the pauses between the songs.)

And no mention of Wire covers is complete without a quick point of the finger to the intro to Elastica's single Connection (plagiarism case settled out of court).

They're a band that has inspired a lot of imitation, is what I'm saying.
posted by Hogshead at 7:34 PM on October 8, 2006

Oop. Drill was 1988, not 1998.
posted by Hogshead at 7:34 PM on October 8, 2006

Or even 1991. I'm going to bed now.
posted by Hogshead at 7:35 PM on October 8, 2006

Think of a number,
divide it by two,
something is nothing,
nothing is nothing.
posted by shoepal at 8:23 PM on October 8, 2006

I feel mysterious today...
posted by black8 at 1:24 AM on October 9, 2006

Whew. I thought for a minute that this was some weird callout.
posted by 12XU at 1:25 AM on October 9, 2006 [1 favorite]





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