Brain Failure – Coming Down To Beijing / Call The Police

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Brain Failure - Coming Down To Beijing

Semaine du 5 août 2008 / Week of August 5th, 2008

Cette chronique hebdomadaire sur la musique indépendante chinoise est diffusée à Radio Centre-Ville (102.3FM), les mardis entre 22h30 et 23h30. L’émission complète est disponible sur ce fichier MP3, à partir du lendemain de l’émission.

This weekly segment on independent Chinese music is broadcasted every Tuesday between 10:30PM and 11:30PM on Radio Centre-Ville (102.3FM). The full-length show is available at this MP3 file, starting from the day following the show.


1. Coming Down To Beijing
2. Call The Police

Maybe I chose these songs because they were sung in English, or maybe because it was the Olympics starting next week… But no, it’s only because they happened to be on my playlist. I am not naturally a fan of loud punk bands, not in English, or French or Chinese. Occasionally, I’ll hear something punky that I like, or be recommended a band, like this week’s Brain Failure, perhaps one of the best-known bands to come out of Beijing (they toured the US and Europe).

So, the first song, Come Down To Beijing, which is what the world is going to do on Friday. Secondly, Call The Police, because it is a really good energetic song.

(In fact, if you decide to listen to my segment on the radio, you might find, if you comprehend Cantonese, that I don’t say any of that, just because.)

We hope that the first song topic will happen smoothly, and that they won’t need to get to the second (ha-ha).

(Oh yeah, there is also this song called KTV on the same 2007-released album – with Modern Sky. On the album’s sleeve, the lyrics say “He ask me won’t you get some push for me”, whereas on the web – and what you can parse from the song – it’s “He ask me won’t you get some pussy for me”. Identically, someone changed “Won’t you suck my dick in the KTV” for “Won’t you see my daddy in the KTV”…)

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