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children of the revolution


composers
Marc Bolan


publisher
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background
The song was first recorded as an exclusive for Amazon Germany.

"It was recorded in Belgium June '09, during the rehearsals for the Summer shows that followed on from the May release of Graffiti Soul. At rather short notice Universal - the German record company - had pushed for us to give them an exclusive track in return for some additional profile for Graffiti Soul on Amazon German site.

Charlie Burchill suggested we do "Children Of The Revolution" as it was was always a fave of his. Everyone knows how much Bowie meant to us as teenagers, in truth Marc Bolan was probably our first musical hero.

During rehearsals we always ask the sound engineer to record all that we do. Although the recordings are of a fairly basic standard it gives us an idea of what is going on with the balances of the songs "out front".

I think we played it 3 times and decided that the second take was best." - Jim

They obviously liked the result as the Minds opened their Joe FM showcase and several other gigs from the 2009 European Tour with this T Rex cover.

"It was my choice to cover the tune. Both Jim and I were huge fans of T Rex when we were school mates and it is a pleasure to honour the memory of Marc Bolan who sadly died as a young man. We play the song at the start to evoke the memories of the music that influenced us, but after that the whole set is about the music of Simple Minds. We do hope that all all fans enjoy the spirit of the song." - Charlie




lyrics
Yeah.
Well you can bump and grind,
It is good for your mind.
Well you can twist and shout let it all hang out.
But you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no.

Well you can tear a plane in the falling rain.
I drive a rolls royce 'cos it's good for my voice.
But you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no - yeah!

But you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No way, yeah, wow!




discography
Live Version (24th November 2009) (3:41)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player




downloads
Single Version (3:29)

Children Of The Revolution Download

Live Version (24th November 2009) (3:41)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download




live history
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009
Graffiti Soul Tour: 2009