MUSICIANS, SMASH YOUR BLIND INSTRUMENTS ON STAGE

Pete Towshend, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain? NO! The first wildcat who smashed guitars on stage evar waz... DADA!

Tristan Tzara
Tristan Tzara

Proclamation without Pretension

- Tristan Tzara

 

Ps: MUSICIANS SMASH YOUR BLIND INSTRUMENTS ON STAGE would be the best translation to go with the original sentensse in Frensh, and not the one we can see in some books "MUSICIANS, SMASH YOUR  INSTRUMENTS - BLIND MEN TAKE THE STAGE", whoever has made it, but as Dada has no rules, that's ok, coz even Tzara, in the same text and throughout his poems, makes lots of grammar miztakes - as a non-native French speaker, his wilder texts have that powerful flow only a foreigner, or a madman, can produce, though he was a skillful polyglot and a very cult person - besides, he revolutionized language in so many ways ! The difference is that the phrase we're talking about was made to be clear, and not as a syntatic disarrangement as the translation suggests - the translation lacks in emmotion, and so betrays what would become, many decades later, a rocknroll landmark, and in this case, Dada was prophetic. (Tsunami bOOKS)
 
 
Art is going to sleep for a new world to be born
"ART"-parrot word-replaced by DADA,
PLESIOSAURUS, or handkerchief

The talent THAT CAN BE LEARNED makes the
poet a druggist TODAY the criticism
of balances no longer challenges with resemblances

Hypertrophic painters hyperaes-
theticized and hypnotized by the hyacinths
of the hypocritical-looking muezzins

CONSOLIDATE THE HARVEST OF EX-
ACT CALCULATIONS

Hypodrome of immortal guarantees: there is
no such thing as importance there is no transparence
or appearance

MUSICIANS SMASH YOUR BLIND INSTRUMENTS ONSTAGE 
 
THE SYRINGE is only for my understanding. I write because it is
natural exactly the way I piss the way I'm sick

ART NEEDS AN OPERATION

Art is a PRETENSION warmed by the
TIMIDITY of the urinary basin, the hysteria born
in THE STUDIO

We are in search of
the force that is direct pure sober
UNIQUE we are in search of NOTHING
we affirm the VITALITY of every IN-
STANT

the anti-philosophy of spontaneous acrobatics

At this moment I hate the man who whispers
before the intermission-eau de cologne-
sour theatre. THE JOYOUS WIND

If each man says the opposite it is because he is
right

Get ready for the action of the geyser of our blood
-submarine formation of transchromatic aero-
planes, cellular metals numbered in
the flight of images

above the rules of the
and its control

BEAUTIFUL

It is not for the sawed-off imps
who still worship their navel
 

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