BAD BREEDING – JOYRIDE
Bad Breeding share video for storming new single ‘Joyride’, filmed in the Datchworth Village Hall by Roger Sargent.
Chris Dodd tells us; “In the middle of Stevenage Town Centre stands a sculpture by Czechoslovakian artist Franta Belsky. Joyride was unveiled in 1958 and became a symbol for the growing New Towns movement. Named after the sculpture, the song is a celebration of the dogged persistence of working communities here, who have found themselves at the mercy of late capitalism and unattainable Tory-painted dreams, of pernicious scapegoating and punitive abuse. Joyride is a song about remembering the pain of living memory and all those punished at the whim of ideological warfare. We’ve never really been ones for putting a face to things but decided to film something that we had more of an attachment to. Roger has lived down the road from us for years and the live performance was filmed in a village hall where we had our end-of-season football presentations when we were younger.”