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    Default Flashback 1984

    "The Future Is Now"


    This city’s made of diamonds
    And tomorrow glass will grow
    On the freedoms that divide us
    They’re coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now who’s knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot
    They’re coming after me now
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    Oke, what are we flashing back to? What happend in 1984? Or does it just mean the birth of the band?
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    Me: "I bought a bottle of Dexter's saus"
    She: "You bought what?!?!"

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    I always assumed Dexter was referring to the Orwell novel:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

    A thought that starts a riot
    - most likely a reference to Thought Police.
    And if this post offends you, just don't read it...

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    Thanks.

    This album already made me watch "doctor strangelove", and it seems like it's gonna make me read too.
    Huntenpop, Ulft, Netherlands, 28 august 2009, 20km
    Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium, 20 august 2011 -Canceled- 328km
    Zenith, Paris, France, 31 August 2011, 559km
    AB, Brussels, Belgium, 17 June 2012 (Ignition Club Show), 287km
    De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18 june 2012 (Ignition Club Show), 132km

    Orange Warsaw Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 26 May 2013, 1150km
    -----------------------------
    Conversation after Paris show:
    Me: "I bought a bottle of Dexter's saus"
    She: "You bought what?!?!"

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    It's a reference to the Dead Kennedys:

    "California Uber Alles" - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deadk...uberalles.html

    "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now" - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deadk...roblemnow.html
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    Dragging our society into the street



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    Yeah it's a Dead Kennedys reference

    Also I really wish they would play The Future Is Now more live out of the 8 songs from the album I have seen live that was by far my favorite one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Miss_1565 View Post
    It's a reference to the Dead Kennedys:

    "California Uber Alles" - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deadk...uberalles.html

    "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now" - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deadk...roblemnow.html
    I was gonna say that but you beat me to it.

    "The Future Is Now" and "California Über Alles," two great songs!

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    How can you not have read 1984, let alone never even heard of it?
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    I assume it's the novel, we should probably ask him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxygene View Post
    I assume it's the novel, we should probably ask him...
    Could be both, too. I mean:

    California Über Alles: "Now it is 1984, knock-knock at your front door"
    The Future Is Now: "Flashback 1984, now who's knock-knocking at your door?"

    See where I'm coming from?

    But we should ask the band indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustavo View Post
    Could be both, too. I mean:

    California Über Alles: "Now it is 1984, knock-knock at your front door"
    The Future Is Now: "Flashback 1984, now who's knock-knocking at your door?"

    See where I'm coming from?

    But we should ask the band indeed.
    But that Dead Kennedys song is a reference to the book 1984 as well.
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