Clock Dva - Nadsat 2.0

Post punk band from Sheffield, originally a twosome consisting of Adi Newton and Steven 'Judd' Turner.

What band name Clock Dva stands for - Anthony Burgess - A clockwork orangeFrom a blog post from a Slavic fan it could be gathered that Clock Dva simply means 'two o'clock' (dva is Russian for two), but there is a more obvious counterpart, and that is that the band name is a reference to the book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (later so successfully filmed by Stanley Kubrick).

The teens in Burgess' book speak the so called Nadsat language, mixing English slang with Russian: friends are called droogs, girls are devotchkas and intellectuals are sofisto's.

Clock Dva can for this reason also be interpreted as 'Clockwork Orange version 2'. 

Active: 1978-1993; 2008-present, GBR
Site: http://www.anteriorresearch.com/

See also: Heaven 17, Moloko


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