NONAME/ NO NAME are a Xi’an, Shaanxi Province-based punk band from mainland China. They’ve been together since 2000. This is a music video I directed for them while we were collaborating on the film DRAGON CITY. This is not the version that appears in the final film.
NO NAME are currently: Yao Rui (Ray): Vocals, Mars: Guitar and Vocals, Zhang Hui: Bass and Vocals, and Hong: Drums (and vocals: studio only).
This is version # 1 of the music video for “Dragon Spirit,” taken from their CD “That Is What We Believe,” which is available NOW from Kids Union Records in mainland China (myspace.com/kidsunion), and Razorblade Music in Germany (razorblade-music.com).
I am the creator of this music video and it is uploaded with permission from myself, Pestilence Pictures International, NONAME and Kids Union Records. This video is uploaded under the Creative Commons Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 agreement.
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Low budget documentary film in the spirit of John T. Davis’ “Shell Shock Rock” about Dublin DIY/Hardcore scene, released 1996. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stars-Are-Underground/1395802464048852?ref=hl
Produced and Directed by Daragh McCarthy. Duration 26 mins
Featuring: Mexican Pets, Jubilee All Stars, Ian Mackaye, Andy Cairns, Wormhole, Cruiser, Female Hercules, Tension, Pet Lamb, Luggage and SunBear.
In 2000 Leagues, then presenter/producer of essential alternative music show NoDisco (RTE TV Cork)and the author of the fantastic The Humours of Planxty, wrote a companion piece to the VHS release of Stars…. on Folkrum Records.
It is printed in full below. …………………………….
“In 1996, filmaker Daragh McCarthy directed a documentary inspired by the noises emanating from Dublin’s independent rock scene. At the time, we didn’t know if this urgent groundswell in activity was destined to be just an ephemeral phenomenon or whether it was the foundation for a future infrastructure.
All we knew was that it was some of the best and most pro-active music making in a country other wise smothered by corporate bandwagoneering and post-U2 tail-chasing. The Stars Are Underground was, quite simply a film crying out to be made. In retrospect, it has become a prescient foretaste of the depth of fine music being made in Ireland, four years later.
Stars… is a film about dreamers, visionaries, wannabe Warhols and shoe-string svengalis. A film about punk-rock, country outlaws, decadent discordance and slack jaw stoners. It’s about people relearning the DIY process and starting to get it right. Releasing their own records, making their own videos, designing their own sleeves, organising their own events and basically doing the complete opposite to those who so willingly bowed down to the industry before them.
But this documentary doesn’t wallow in underground romance. It details with the day-to-day hands-on banalities of being in a band, the lure of the corporate dollar and the struggle to be heard. The music ranges from brash and formative excorcisms of anger, to sophisticated, aspirational creations, to probing, vehement experimentation. Jubliee All Stars’ initial releases on their own Hi-Tone label and Dead Elvis, sound as fantastic as the first time they shambled revolutions round your record player. As does Wormhole’s low-slung primitive hypnosis and Luggage’s muffled and debonair series of Eps on Blunt Records. And Female Hercules and Bambi and the Great Western Squares and Pet Lamb and The Idiots and Mexican Pets.
Some of them have gone, some still here, in one form or another. Label owners and media-mouths such as Colm O’Callaghan, Dan Oggly and Eamonn Crudden have their say too, discussing the naivete that fuels these records, and questioning the magnitude of the independent structure.
International figures such as Therapy’s Andy Cairns and Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye express words of wisdom and, well, words of simple enthusiasm.
The latter warns us not to expect to make any money in this industry. But what’s probably most satisfying about The Stars Are Underground is how the artists themselves define this whole time with a sense of community. It’s almost politically incorrect to use the word “scene” these days, but whatever it was , this time and place, it was where connections were made that ring true to this day. The year 2000 has already seen several great Irish records, and all going according to plan, 2001 will be better again. The roots lie here in this film, and for those aware or interested in these facts, this is essential viewing.
A low-budget film about a low-budget scene. It won’t be forgotten quickly.”
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So this one I came up with after I woke up at 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I just pulled my guitar over and started playing without a pick, the main riff to this. It’s pretty simple.
Do I have lyrics to this? Maybe. Never know and if so, I guess you’ll just have to look forward to that.
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First video from Indie/Post-Punk band La//Haine.
Rooms is the first single from forthcoming Ep Moon Ep, out on February 22, 2012.
The band does not own the rights for the footage included in the video, it’s a tribute.
Editing from Francesca Macor, Music from La//Haine, all rights reserved.
I’m gonna etch in my mind all these memoirs of my own (these memoirs of/ these memoirs of my own)
as the new days move in time resounding on and on (resounding on/ resounding on and on)
Visions of colors which merge and then snap on the walls ( melting and/ expanding on the floor)
Your mouth providing new life to my lungs and my bones/ take me apart/ lead me there alone
Is this new fear a reflection or is it the cause?I’ll never let
If ambitions take over will you wait for some lover to feel sane, once again once again?
Please don’t ask me to hide when the feeling ignites I can’t try, anyways anyways
I know you’ve heard it all before, surely you’ve been there all before
Now that I’m trying to overcome my own self I feel lost
what is the essence itself, what’s the goal?
People grow fiercer these days, they shall never know
wait for them all, wait for their heads to turn
Turn down the lights let them speak for us tonight/ I cannot sleep alone
Is this new fear a reflection or is it the cause? It just won’t let me go
Let me just drown in the decks, a still shore in the night/ I cannot sleep alone
But down in your eyes I have found all the safety I long sought /now I won’t let/ I won’t let it go
Rit + what if the saddest of feelings takes control leading closer to a dramatic neglect? I don’t care I don’t care
A whole different age, I saw time change, I saw time change
A whole different age, I saw it change I saw it change
In your room/ In your room