Friday, 24 July 2009

Teenage Dreams

Graffitti in post millenium Belfast:


"Teenage Dreams so hard to beat" - a wall mural in tribute to BBC DJ John Peel, featuring a line from a song "Teenage Kicks" by Derry-based band 'The Undertones'. Peel loved this song so much, citing it as his favourite song he'd ever heard. In 1978, at the height of the troubles, the success of this song gave the whole music scene in Northern Ireland a glimmer of hope that others outside of this little corner of an island were listening...
...and just around the corner from this mural lies a stark reminder that the terrorists "haven't gone away".


2 comments:

  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/simon-crubellier/252817597/sizes/o/

    Painted near St. Annes Cathedral.

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  2. Thanks for that! The images reminded of how behind the veil of respectability lies a world where the metal meets the meat...
    -Ian

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