Ten Years Rebellion (SMZB)

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General Information

Artist: SMZB
Title: 十年反抗 (shí nián fǎnkàng) / Ten Years Rebellion
Release Date: 2008, April
Label: Maybe Mars Records
Type: CDDA
Catalog No.: MM 5.1
Language: Chinese / English


Track Listing

  1. Scream For Life
  2. Ten Years Rebellion
  3. Born To Pay
  4. Girl's Dream
  5. 垃圾青年
  6. What's Punk Rock
  7. For Friends And Beer
  8. 社会欢迎你
  9. Nobody Knows
  10. 大武汉
  11. Tour For Freedom
  12. Chinalism
  13. Drunk With City
  14. Judy Riot


Reviews

(c) that's Beijing Magazine Online, Gideon Kalischer, June 17, 2008

Wuhan’s SMZB claim to be one of China’s first punk bands, even though the band formed in 1996 – and the only remaining original member is singer and lead guitarist Wuwei. Despite their dubious counting, the band (or perhaps just Wuwei) can certainly go toe to toe with any Chinese band with their range of experiences.

Over its 12-year career, SMZB has endured countless personnel changes, released multiple 10” singles and EPs with different labels, and toured Europe, Southeast Asia and, of course, extensively around China. Ten Years Rebellion, their first release for Maybe Mars, culls the best of their recent recordings and gives the tracks a much-needed mastering job. Longtime fans will be pleased with the length of the 14-track album (54 minutes) and the professional sound quality.

Like many of its contemporaries, SMZB plays bouncy pop punk replete with chanting anthems and empowering song titles such as "Scream For Life" and "For Friends and Beer." SMZB’s eclectic non-Chinese instrumentation, which includes the flute, tin whistle and bagpipes, sets them apart from other Chinese bands. Although the marriage of traditional Scottish music and punk seems to make more sense for bands with Celtic ancestry, surprisingly, SMZB’s instrumentation rarely feels forced or unnatural. Indeed, their ability to incorporate a diverse set of sounds adds a bit of spice to their sometimes monotonous songwriting. Some of the album’s finest moments come when Wuwei sings about his hometown over a few clever tempo changes in English and Chinese on "Big Wuhan." Their faith in punk rock’s power is quaint, but seems sincere and passionate enough to ward off even the most powerful cynicism for a few choice cuts.

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(c) Andreas Schiffmann, Musikreviews.de, May 2010

SMZB sind angeblich die erste Punkband aus Wuhan. Das Layout ihres Albums "Ten Years Rebellion" gemahnt als Collage in Rot, Weiß und Schwarz and die aufrührerische Frühzeit des Genres, die Musik verortet der bewanderte Hörer sofort im Dunstkreis Dropkick Murphys und Flogging Molly - Folkpunk von der chinesischen Mauer?

FAZIT: Wie in der Kritik angeklungen, versprühen diese Iros wenig Authentizität, wenn man sie allein über ihre Herkunft definiert. Einen anderen Blickwinkel gewinnt man, legt man ihnen die Emulation von Irish-Punk-Gesten als Zeugnis ihrer Entfremdung im eigenen Land aus. Die Musik dazu nimmt durchweg für die Band ein; SMZB ist mit "Ten Years Rebellion" ein Kleinod gelungen, dem Stilreiter unbedingt aufsitzen sollten … teilweise rockt die Gruppe so spaßbringend wie die hiesige Konkurrenz

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Lyrics

Scream For Life

Don't stop! when you start screaming for the life is keeping on;
Don't stop! when you start screaming for the silent masses!
Scream for the life,
Scream for the right,
Scream for the truth and faith,
We never stop what we are fighting for,
We never stop singing!

Don't stop! when you start revolting for the life is keeping on;
Don't stop! when you start revolting for the silent masses!
Scream for the life,
Scream for the right,
Scream the truth and faith,
We never stop what we are fighting for,
We never stop singing!
当你开始呐喊就不要停止,因为这生活还在继续;
当你开始呐喊就不要停止,为了那沉默的大多数。

为了生命呐喊,为了权利呐喊,为了真实和信仰呐喊!
我们绝不会停止我们的战斗,我们绝不会停止去歌唱!

当你开始反抗就不要停止,因为这生活还在继续;
当你开始反抗就不要停止,为了那沉默的大多数。

Ten Years Rebellion

I feel I'm still young, because I chosed punk rock;
I feel more stronger, for I’ve seen through the society;
We've made some people uncomfortable, for I sing their raw nerves;
We are not waiting to be eaten up, like those cats and dogs in the street.

I started playing punk rock music in 1996,
for I can’t keep quiet any longer,something needs to be resisted.
Resignation is not my life style,If you fight,maybe you will win,
If you choose to compromise,you will definitely lose;

I said:Mom, I do not want to live like you,
I do not want to die like dad.
I said:Mom, I do not want to waste my life.
I do not want to wait forever.

I do not want to live without dreams,
Even if I feel so lonely.
We may sing for longer;
We may sing forever;
That's what I believe!

Ten years fun,
Ten years down,
Ten years chaos and rebellion.

十年反抗
我仍然感到年轻,因为我选择了朋克摇滚,
我感觉更有力量,因为我更加看清楚了这个社会,
我们让一些人感到不舒服,因为我唱到了他们的痛处,
我们不是街上那些等待着被吃掉的猫和狗;

1996年我开始玩音乐,因为我无法再继续沉默,
很多事情需要去反抗,逆来顺受不是我的生活方式,
如果你去争取,也许你会获得胜利,
如果你选择妥协,那你肯定失败;

我说;妈妈,我不想象你们一样生活,
我不想象爸爸一样死去.
我说;妈妈,我不想浪费我的生命,
我不想永远等待.
我不想没有梦想地生活,
就算我感觉到孤独.
我们能歌唱得更久,我们能永远歌唱,
那是我所坚信的!

Born To Pay

Pay the hospital,pay the school,
Otherwise you'll be kept outdoor;
Pay the society and the government,
Or you'll be left by your country.

You must pay your blood and your tears,
You must pay for yourself and your family,
You must pay all of your life,
You must pay for the money.

You must pay for anything in your life,
Pay for anything since you were born,
You must pay for anything in your life,
You must pay for anything until you die.

You pay all of your life,
But what you get from the society?
You pay all of your life,
Cuz your life is not priceless.

Girl's Dream

You come from different cities,
Even come back from overseas;
With various songs that you are singing,
You are showing yourself bravely on the stage;

You come together with a same dream,
Superstar is what you want to be;
You are playing a same game,
But you can not control the ending.

You are singing and dancing on the stage,
But don't become controlled as their puppets.
You are crying and laughing on the stage,
But don't become their money-making machines.
You want to realize your dream on the stage,
But the unfair competition breaks your dream.

垃圾青年

带上你的行李,让我们一起走,
因为这里已经越来越臭;
穿上你的皮靴,让我们走上街去,
看看周围真他妈丑陋!
噢!那些垃圾音乐,充满每一条街,
让你们的大脑变成一坨屎!

看看你们自己,你们是否继续,
是否继续这样生活下去,
你们象堆垃圾,生活在这里,
这个已经腐烂的城市里!
噢!那些垃圾青年,就象这个城市,
身体里是一颗衰老的心!

What's Punk Rock

Don't ask me what the punk should be,
And what punks should wear,
We play every kind of musical instruments we can played,
We will use any language we can speak to sing.
No more bullshit,no more why,
It's so simple, I'll let you know right now,

This song will tell all of you,
What is the meaning of punk!
This song will tell all of you,
What is punk rock music!

How to play, how to sing,
It is not important, it comes from my soul.
No more rules,don't hesitate,
Don't be lazy,life can't be wasted,
Don't let you look like a corpse,
Don't let your brain under control,
Free your mind,relax your soul,
It's so simple, I'll let you know right now,

This song will tell all of you,
What is the meaning of punk!
This song will tell all of you,
What is punk rock music!

For Friends And Beer

We can live better without your socialism,
We can live better without the party,
We don't need more money,but only punk rock music,
We can live better with friends and beer!

We can live better without lies and tears,
We can live better without autocracy,
We don't need your freedom and your democracy,
We just want to live truly!

We need a brand-new country,
Wich will make you happy,
We need to build a brand-new country,
We can live truly.

社会欢迎你

当你进入这个社会,总有个角色在等你去扮演;
也许你拥有一个梦想,现实绝不会让它实现;

你要努力去扮演好你的角色,
或者选择做社会的弃儿,
你要努力去忘掉你的梦想,
然后投入到现实的怀抱;

陷入这个社会你不能自拔,
你就是其中的一道伤疤,
社会主义早已在这里开花,
你也必须在这土地上发芽;

欢迎你!
社会主义之花!

Nobody Knows

我们还要在这样一个社会生活多久?
还有多少愚昧的事会发生在这土地上?
可是没有人知道,也没有人介意,
每当我走在街上就会想到这些。

太多无辜的血曾经流淌在这土地上,
我们怎么能够遗忘那么多的愤怒和悲伤,
可是没有人关心,也没人能记起,
每当我看着天空就会想到这些。

不要让你的心和血变冷,
不要让你的身体感觉不到疼;
不要让你的灵魂被风带走!

大武汉

我出生在这里,这个最热的城市,
800多万人民生活在这里,
武昌起义打响第一枪在这里,
孙中山的名字永远记在我心里,

我带着梦想生活在这里,
我带着希望走在每一条街上,
我想改变这个城市,
因为她永远属于我和你;

她会得到自由,她会变得美丽,
这里不会永远象一个监狱,
打破黑暗就不会再有哭泣,
一颗种子已经埋在心里;

这是一个朋克城市--武汉!
唱这首歌为你--武汉!
我们就在这里开始反抗!
武汉!我们一起干杯为你!

I was born here, this hottest city,
800 millions people live here,
In 1911,the Wuchang Uprising fired here,
Sunzhongsan is always kept in my mind,

I live here with my dream,
I walk on the street with my hope,
I want to change this city,
Because she belongs to you and me;

She will be beautiful,she will get freedom,
It won't be like a prison here forever,
Break the darkness, there will be no more tears,
A seed has been buried in my heart.

Here is a punk city-- Wuhan!
We sing this song for you -- Wuhan!
We start to rebel and fight in Wuhan,
Everybody cheers for you!

Tour For Freedom

Driving on the highway in Europe,
We are on the 50 days tour.
I feel like a prisoner,
I get the freedom suddenly.
I feel so great,i like this feeling.
I tell them we are the punx from china.

We get a long tour!
We get short freedom!
Tour for freedom....!
Hey ho!let's go,get in the car.

Chinalism

你们就在这里被他们代表,
要把你们带向哪里?
你的生活正在被他们代替;
Chinalism...!

你们就在这里享受着和谐,
你的思想就是你的监狱,
血肉之驱已不再是你的身体!

当你呼吸着城市的空气,
你觉得这是你的唯一,
这是你的唯一的意义;
Chinalism...!

你已不再需要任何的勇气,
你已不再感到压抑,
因为墙上那道影子就是你!

You are just a shadow on the street!
You need sunshine which could set you free!
You are living in the rays of Chinalism!
You are living like a shadow!

Drunk With City

The city is a hot pot,
And we are thrown inside;
When the city is drunk,
We are vomited out.

The city is a big party,
It'll never be over.
The city is a girl,
I'm falling for her.

Here is a heaven for me;
Here is a hell for me,
I can't live without her,
I wanna get drunk with her.

I was born here,
I will die here,
I can't escape from here,
I wanna get drunk with her.

We are the vomitus of this city,
We are the alcohol of this city.

I'm walking down the street,
The city belongs to me;
I'm waiting for a full moon night,
Drunk with the street,
Drunk with the city.

Judy Riot

She stays in a cage.
She doesn't know what is fear.
She never stop running and biting everyday.

she lives without worry,
she lives like an anarchist,
she lives happily and simply with me.

She riots everyday,
And everyday she riots.
never stop rioting,oh Judy riot!

By nature She is stubborn.
By nature She destroys.
By nature She rebels.
By nature She is a punk.

If she could speak,
I know she would say something.
And tell people what they should do.

Riot,Judy riot!



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