VAN MORRISON : WHERE HAVE ALL THE REBELS GONE? [2021]

Και ένα καινούργιο του Van the man, δηκτική αναφορά στους επαναστάτες – οσφυοκπάμπτες της γενιάς του. Και όχι μόνο…
A new one from
Van the man, a vitriolic reference to the rebel – yes men [not only] of his generation…

Where have all the rebels gone?

Hiding behind computer screens
Where’s the spirit, where’s the soul?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Why don’t they come out of the woodwork now?
One for the money, two for the show
It’s not very rock and roll
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Waiting for someone else to make a move
Why are they sitting on the fence?
Well, it’s some kind of pretence
They’re not saying much at all
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where they really all that tough?
Or was it just a PR stunt?
One for the money, two for the show
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
One for the money, two for the show
It’s not very rock and roll
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where they really all that tough?
Or was it just a PR stunt?
They’re not saying very much, are they?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Hiding behind computer screens
Where’s the spirit, where’s the soul?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Need a real live audience to perform
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
Where have all the rebels gone?
I can’t find anyone
Where have all the rebels gone?
I can’t find, no not one


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11 Comments

  1. Resa May 19, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    OMG! Love this! So great that he’s got a new song and it has a message!
    Thank you!

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  2. Baydreamer May 20, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Awesome song, both music and lyrics! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oannes May 20, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      I’m happy we share the same view!

      Reply
  3. Sue Dreamwalker May 20, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Indeed Oannes Where oh Where are the rebels…. ???? Takes me back… 🙂 lol…

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    1. Oannes May 20, 2021 at 8:49 pm

      To tell you the truth, I’ve never been into rebels [almost never… 😊].
      I discovered soon enough that most of them are empowered by the ones they supposedly fight against. The history of music is full of rebel – yes men [this goes beyond rock’n’roll] regardless of them being talented or not.

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker May 20, 2021 at 8:53 pm

        🙂 … lol….. There are rebels and then there are rebels…. I do not consent, so that makes me a rebel… 😁🤣😆💛 Have a great evening Oannes.. Give my love to Marina…. <3

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        1. Oannes May 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm

          And a great evening to you too, from Marina and me!

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  4. stcigar May 21, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Το κράξιμο εντωμεταξύ που έφαγε ο Van den Man από τους “έγκυρους” μουσικοκριτικούς για τον τελευταίο του δίσκο είναι.. ακριβώς αυτό που φαντάζεσαι. Από την άλλη μόλις ανακάλυψα ότι και ο Mark Lanegan (προσωπική μου αδυναμία) κατατάσσεται από τους ίδιους κύκλους εις την κατηγορία των “παρανοϊκών συνωμοσιολόγων” με αφορμή αποκάλυπτες δηλώσεις του σχετικά με το επίμαχο ζήτημα. Γεμίζει σιγά σιγά το ταξί..

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    1. Oannes May 21, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      Να σου πω την αλήθεια, έχω πάψει να διαβάζω “έγκυρους μουσικοκριτικούς”, Έλληνες και ξένους από αμνημονεύτων χρόνων. Μοναδική εξαίρεση τα κείμενα των κατά καιρούς συνεργατών μου, μια και έκανα την επιμέλειά τους.
      Το τι μαλακίες έχω διαβάσει κατά καιρούς από “κριτικούς” δεν περιγράφεται, και δεν μιλάω μόνο για τους του ροκ ιδιώματος.
      Εξακολουθώ εντούτοις να πιστεύω ότι η κριτική [θα έπρεπε να] είναι μια αξιοσέβαστη ασχολία. Και μου δίνει στα νεύρα το ηλίθιο κλισέ του κριτικού που “δεν είναι παρά ένας αποτυχημένος καλλιτέχνης”.
      Ο Lanegan πάντα μάγκας ήτανε, αυτό έλειπε να μην έχει πάρει χαμπάρι τι παίζεται εδώ πέρα…

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  5. Ken Powell May 27, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Just catching up on a backlog of your ‘picks of the day’ and this is a cracker. I can’t believe VM is still producing belters after so many decades. A true star!

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    1. Oannes May 28, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      One of the very few left!

      Reply

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