Ned Ludd

Ned Ludd

BandFolkWorld

a mix between south italian folk music and celtic music . Acoustic music played with a punk attitude

Biography

We are a band formed in 1987 as a punk rock trio
Then we changed in a folk outfit playing italian folk music mixed to the celtic music, we are very fond of
You can find in our music influences from Public Enemy - Clash -italian sing-song writers too.
Our lyrics are very deep into social and political matters and sung in italian and language coming from Rome.
Our new cd is called Workanddignity only one word because there is no work without dignity.

Lyrics

Workanddignity

Written By: gianluca spirito

A JOB WITHOUT DIGNITY
IS NOT A JOB
IS SOMETHING ELSE

A JOB WITHOUT RESPECT
IS NOT A JOB

A JOB WITHOUT UNIONS
IS NOT A JOB
IS SOMETHING ELSE

A JOB WITH NO PAID TIME OFF
IS NOT A JOB

IT’S NOT THE REASON WHY
WE MADE THE PICKET LINES
IT’S NOT THE REASON WHY
WE FOUGHT

OR WHY WE SACRIFICED
OUR PROFITS FOR OUR RIGHTS

IT’S NOT THE REASON WHY
WE GAVE OUR LIFE

PLEASE DON’T GO ON TELEVISION
BLOWIN’ YOUR OWN TRUMPET
ABOUT THE GROWTH IN THE LABOUR MARKET
OR THE DEC LINE IN THE UNEMPLOYEMENT RATE

WHAT ARE YOU TALIKIN’ ABOUT
IS NOT A JOB
IS SOMETHING ELSE

CHE TEMPI! - HARD TIMES

Written By: gianluca spirito

HARD TIMES

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPEND TO ONE OF MY FRIENDS
A MONDAY MORNING AS HE WAS PUNCHING IN HIS TIMECARD
IT DIDN'T WORK SO HE CALLED THE PERSON IN CHARGE
HE CHECKED IT AND THEN SAID "IT’S NOT DEMAGNETIZED"
THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN FIRED

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO ONE OF MY COUSINS
THERE WERE RUMOURS ABOUT A LAY OFF AT WORK
HIS COMPANY CALLED ALL THE EMPLOYEES IN A MEETING
AND THEN ONE AT A TIME THEY SINGLED OUT THE ONES WHO HAD TO BE FIRED

HARD TIMES MY FRIEND, THESE ARE HARD TIMES

A FRIEND OF MY SISTER IN LAW WAS CLOSING SHOP ON A FRIDAY NIGHT
WHEN THE OWNER GAVE HER A LETTER
ONCE AT HOME SHE OPENED IT AND ON IT THERE WAS WRITTEN
“THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
YOUR HELP IS NOT NEEDED ANYMORE”

HARD TIMES MY FRIEND, THESE ARE HARD TIMES

WHILE HE WAS AT WORK ONE OF MY FRIENDS
WAS CALLED BY A GUY FROM HUMAN RESORUCES
“IF YOU LEAVE THE JOB WE’LL GIVE YOU AN ENTIRE YEAR WORTH OF SALARY”
"AND THE YEARS TO COME - HE REPLIED - WHAT AM I GOING TO EAT?

A WOMAN WHO WAS WORKING WITH MY GIRLFRIEND
WAS VERY HAPPY TO HAVE JUST FINISHED HER TRIAL PERIOD
BUT THE COMPANY DIDN'T RENEW HER CONTRACT
SHE WAS TOLD "YOU ARE NOT UP TO THE TASK"
BUT FOR THE PREVIOUS YEARS, WHEN SHE WORKED WITHOUT A REGULAR CONTRACT
SHE WAS DEFINITELY UP TO IT
EVEN DURING OVERTIME.

SOME PEOPLE THEY ARE, MY FRIEND, SOME PEOPLE

AT TIME LIKE THESE YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY BECAUSE , EVEN THOUGH
THEY INCREASE OUR WORKING HOURS AND THERE ARE ALWAYS LESS WORKERS
AT LEAST WE STILL GET THE SALARY AT THE END OF THE MONTH

HOW LONG ?HOW LONG?
HOW LONG ?HOW LONG?
LOOK WHAT HAPPEND TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR ALITALIA( ITALIAN AIRFLIGHT COMPANY)

HARD TIMES MY FRIEND, THESE ARE HARD TIMES
HARD TIMES MY FRIEND, THESE ARE HARD TIMES
HARD TIMES MY FRIEND, THESE ARE HARD TIMES

HOW LONG? HOW LONG?
HOW LONG? HOW LONG?

Discography

A zero ore-- our first cd
Reds Strike the blues - english compilation about the Redskins band
Lavoroedignità -- Work And Dignity the new one

Set List

We choose between 20 songs
A set can vary from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
We have no more than one or two covers a concert
coming either from the italian repertoire or the celtic one