Monday, October 19, 2009

122 HOURS OF FEAR

As promised - and I know I'm going to regret this . . .

"The song '122 Hours of Fear' - inspired by the hijacking saga of Lufthansa Flight 181 - was recorded by The Screamers in 1978. A lifetime membership to Team STORMBRINGER to anybody who can come up with a copy of that song - S.L."



"Be quiet or be killed!"
he said.
In front of you and in front of me.
He made the pilot get on his knees.
Made him crawl, made him whimper,
Made him cry out for his mother.

Wow! What a show!
122 Hours Of Fear.
Wow! What a show!
122 Hours Of Fear.
122 Hours Of Fear.
122.

"You better shut up and listen!"
he said.
Danger, danger, danger, Mr. Schumann
We are in a hurry, Mr. Schumann
What are the odds, dear Jorgen?
Am I disturbing You?

Wow! What a show!
122 Hours Of Fear.
Wow! What a show!
122 Hours Of Fear.
122 Hours Of Fear.
122.


STORMBRINGER presents The Screamers, 122 HOURS OF FEAR . . . from the tail end of the Decade of Bad Taste:




Special thanks to Team STORMBRINGER's newest Lifetime Members Mac, Tattoo Jim, TWRose and FLYNAVY.

I struggled with the decision to post the video - it is THAT bad - and it occurred to me that Western Civilization might actually benefit from a remake of this song, WITH guitars this time and WITHOUT the goofy post-punk New Wave suspenders & string-tie outfit. Just a thought - Sean Linnane

5 comments:

  1. There exists, actually, a guitar-laden suspenderless version of "122 Hours of Fear" performed by The Phantom Limbs from Oakland, CA. It's not bad at all. That said, I shall now return to quiet lurkerdom.

    And thank you for all of this, and the rest of your blog. While I'm at it, thank you for your service, as well, sir.

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  2. the video is perfect. the outfits are perfect. its synth-punk not safe jazz. its supposed to be all the things that the establishment at that time defined as acceptable. the suspenders are fine and the new wavy synths are perfect. it was considered very punk at the time to replace the traditional instruments (guitar etc.) with other instruments. dangerous, quirky, loud, b-movie-ish... so bad its good.... is the idea/aesthetic here. i'd hate to see this played in a safe/mono-culturist manner. Thnks for the post.

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  3. The west coast fashion punk band Le Shok covers it pretty damned well, too. You can find it pretty easily.

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  4. It's punk dude, anti conformity

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  5. what the hell, the screamers are probably one of the most influential punk bands that never managed a propper deal. they are punk as hell, the attitude, look and overall approach of the band.
    Please do your homework before tagging them as bad taste. bunch of bullshit opinion.
    By the way, i do own the 78 demos in vinyl, with 122 hours of fear in it. Please send me my lifetime memberhip of stormbringer to wipe my ass with it.

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