Also references The Flowers of Romance, the group which included latter period Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious, and future Public Image Limited (PIL) member, Keith Levine. PIL later recorded an album called “Flowers of Romance”.
Herbie Flowers, session bassist on this track, was interviewed on the BBC about his contribution to the sound.
Hired for one instrument (Bass), he managed to get a double session fee by also providing the Double Bass!
The phrase “ecky thump” is known in the UK from 1970s television comedy series “The Goodies”, starring Tim Brooke Taylor, Graham Garden & Bill Oddie.
If you are a certain age, (Chuck’s age), these three words always go together: “Hocus Pocus” by Focus (c1974)
the punk rock 101 courses over the years
The 101ers were Joe Strummer’s band, pre The Clash.
“No Church In The Wild”: title reference to “Church In The Wildwood” written mid 19th Century, recorded by Carter Family & others
I presume “hip hop is in a state of 911” and “can I get a witness” refer to Public Enemy’s “911 is a joke” and “Caught, can we get a witness” respectively