Wednesday, June 07, 2006

YouTube hearts Salford

Okay, so I am supposed to be on vacation, but having some free time on my hands I just dipped a cautious toe into the ocean of amateur video bizzareness that is YouTube, and I found some Salford-related goodies that I just had to share:

1. "The Salford Lad"
A clean-cut yet angsty young man walks awkwardly through what could be the rougher bits of Salford and... eventually... smokes a cigarette. Apparently the homemade video for a German(?) band's homage to Manc urban blight. I don't speak German, so I'd love to know what they're saying (C?) but I think that the chorus is something like "three cheers for the Salford Lad!" What, no hoodie?

2. The Salford Lads Club
Some slightly more famous Salford Lads, and a performance of The Queen is Dead from a 1986 gig at Salford University Students Union. Look how young the Mozmeister is!

3. The Salford Lads Fight Club
"Hold on tight, because the most incredible kung fu adventure, ever, is about to begin." The Dragon Fist Fighters unleash their righteous fury on Salford. Oh my gawd.

4 comments:

fee-fy-fo-fum said...

aww, look at that, ms manchizzle misses us! although why she's looking for salford films i don't know. perhaps the mancunian ones were too sane.

we miss you chizzler :)

yankunian said...

Yeah, I was looking for mentions of Manchester on the tube, but gave up trying to wade through the hundreds of football-related vids. Let me know if you find anything good...

Anonymous said...

hey vermizzlecunian - the song is about mark e smith -- the salford lad -- and variously witters on about having respect for the bloke from manchester, respect for the salford lad &c ...

yankunian said...

Wow - that's totally not what I would have imagined. Thanks for the translation.