Listening to "Neither Washington Nor Moscow" on Real Player and I checked out some info. about the album... and turned up the following "mini review." Talk about ignorant drivel.
"MINI ALBUM REVIEW: This group of socialist anti-racist skinheads released this stirring, if strident, mix of R&B, punk, ska and swing-a-billy in 1986. Choice cuts (and leftist recruitment slogans) include "It Can Be Done," "Kick Over the Statues," "The Power is Yours" and "Lean On Me." Yep, that's a still from the famed Soviet film Battleship Potemkin on the cover! The Redskins called it a day in 1987, probably because they were sick of being beaten up by Britain's much larger community of pro-racist skinheads. - Nick Dedina"
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2007 8:12:32 GMT -5 by hooligan69
Oh yeah! That's one of the things that attracted me to the band in the first place! My oldest brother used to babysit me and take me all these crazy foreign movies as he was/is a huge film buff and scholar. I saw BP like eight times...people on this board might really like to check out Soviet film from that era. I reccomend "Potemkin", "Ten Days That Shook The World" and "Arsenal". "By the Law" is very good as well. At least, I like them!!!
You have GOT to watch Battleship Potemkin! It's one of the best films ever made about solidarity and the class struggle. Parts of it may look a bit dated now, but it's inspiring stuff. The scene of the massacre on the Odessa steps, with the pram rolling down the steps has influenced loads of films, most famously The Untouchables. And It's a true story!
If you do like it, try another couple of Eisenstein's films, Strike and October. You won't be disappointed!
Post by hooligan69 on Mar 18, 2007 22:54:53 GMT -5
Oh man. I just watched the film and it was truly fantastic. The one scene on the Odessa steps with the mother holding her dying son in her arms and saying "my son is very ill" before being shot dead herself is easily one of the most heart-wrenching and disturbing movie scenes I have ever seen.