"Techno D-day" as written by Joe Strummer and Anthony Genn....
Well it was a techno D-day out on Omaha beach
I was a reserve D.J. playing Colombian mountain beats
Andres Landero, ay mi sombrero
Hold onto your hats, we gotta go

Because the noise inspectors with the sound detectors
Were coming on down the beach
And the counselors wanna pounce on us
There we go disturbing the peace
And the Cornish sun had only just begun
To sink into the western sea
So to keep it low so the cops don't know
I spun my Harry Belafonte

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

On a techno D-day, a techno D-day
Out on Omaha beach
Where the troops believe in a life of freedom
And this is all about free speech

The day became night by the campfire light
The crowd began testifying
Using the headphones for a mike, for tenor saw's delight
I sang another new sound is dying

On a techno D-day, a techno D-day
Where the long arm of the law cannot reach
On a techno D-day, a techno D-day
We waited on Omaha beach
We waited and we waited

Behind me in the booth was the techno crew
Ready with the crucial beats
Still, they said keep it low, spin your calypso
We're waiting for Babylon to retreat
The crowd was ready to riot, they were sick of being quiet
We're still waiting for the signal to go
Then the walkie talkie gear spat out the all clear
And the boys hit the decks in full flow, go, g-g-go

It was a techno D-day, a techno D-day
Way out on Omaha beach
Where the troops believe in a life of freedom
And this is all about free speech
Techno D-day, a techno D-day
Way out on Omaha beach
Where the troops believe in a life of freedom
And this is about free speech
Go, go techno D-day, go techno D-day
Sometimes you have to get out of reach
It was a techno D-day, a techno D-day
And this is all about free speech


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"Techno D-Day" as written by Joe Strummer Antony Genn

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    General CommentI showed these lyrics to a friend of mine and he recognised the event they depict. He went to a beach party/rave in Cornwall (I think) and the police turned up. The song pretty much explains the rest: they played quiet music until the police left and then 'the boys hit the decks in full blow'. I assume Joe was DJing that day.
    Lukaron December 31, 2004   Link

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