ALBUM REVIEW: If you love slow mulching(tm) post noise rock you need to get your cranium close to our words and make some room for this release from Cincinnati’sPhratry Records latest. Tyranny Is Tyranny is from Madison, WI and their release Let It Come From Whom It May provides politico asylum worthy themes. We are all prisoners of capitalism because you exist in the system – lets agree there to start. These guys make music with song titles like “Down The K-Hole” and “The American Dream Is A Lie” which are our generation’s problems which are really world domination problems. Keep them numb and dumb; Jello biafra rants perhaps these are not (thankfully) but more with feeling of the gun in mouth blues Neurosis may have given you or Rollins for that matter. Although Hank has accepted his Celebrity and surviving. So in this version of rock history like a lot of non-independently wealthy bands these days they rely on the listeners to help them make crowd funded vinyl versions to help spread their gospel. So you know it’s not just a digital thing. Here’s the very “arty” behind the scenes album promo to give you some flavor of a band laboring to make a record straight to lab-top. Which sounds damn good in our humble opinion, clean and if the band Raven wondered what they sounded like if they were bit indie this would be what we would playback for them. Revisionism and capitalism all wrapped up into one band.
RIYL: Helms Alee, Neurosis, Trail of Dead
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Romneys one point tax plan and his idea that women should be kept in binders sort of sums up perfectly what the GOP is backing right now. What is right for America and what Obama and the democrats have planned will be reviewed over and over even after the election and the winner is declared. At the End of the day it’s about who is lying least and who can make the best decisions for the good ole’ USA or who has been kicking ass on a war on terror we allegedly didn’t start. Seems straight forward to me but the spins are so obnoxious and condescending it’s retarded (no offense to retards) but you will do what you are going to do. In the end It’s all about gaining votes for the targeted balances that are part of the undecided. Shit these are those same assholes who stand in line in Starbucks and don’t know what they want when it’s their turn. Anyway, these folks barely matter since the electoral college decides as our Forefathers knew that the general population is too fucking stupid anyway and not educated to make important. They sort of count on it. These swings states we keep hearing about is what really matters right now to secure the better path. What is laughable to me personally is millionaire wannabees (these are some of my neighbors living in same small house as yours and mine) who actually think the GOP is about them and their values. Suckers, there are different rules for those that help write the rules so best to be on the side of the greater good. Anyway. Here’s some political songs and songs about women. Obama’s closing with the 47% bit is like GBV doing Game of Pricks as the encore. Well played Commander in Chief!
#End Political Rant.
Playlist about current politics:
01. President Gas MP3 by The Psychedelic Furs
02. Game Of Pricks MP3 by GBV from Alien Lanes (1995)
03. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs MP3 by the Minutemen
04. Money, Money, Money MP3 by ABBA (1976)
05. American Woman MP3 by Butthole Surfers from Rembrandt Pussyhorse (1987)
06. The Rules Are There Are No Rules MP3 by The Slats from Pick It Up!
07. Hateful Notebook MP3 by the Descendents from Everything Suck (1996)
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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” -Seneca
I was wondering that there really are no new and worthy protest songs these days. It was cool that Jeff Magnum used the Wall Street Protest as a platform to make for a good street acoustic performance but really there is no new content to speak of. Ken Kesey, Joe Strummer, U2 and REM said their thing decades ago. So it seems that protesting is for people who don’t work (can I protest that too? ). I know that they more than likely are students or don’t have jobs for one reason or another but considering how fast the social media pace works who knows if we’ll ever hear a good protest song. The messages are mixed and are quickly being simplified into a media meme. Airline pilots and unions are taking the opportunity to revitalize their platforms and take stand against the very reason they should exist. “Shit the government should be able to balance a fucking check-book right” said one angry black man in a viral video I saw. A blessing really that this small army of individuals decided to take a stand because there is a reason we don’t put regular Joe’s in charge of the masses but then again we elected one and he’s been getting crush by perception. Really a big challenge considering we’ve let the financial system of lobbyist be in control for quite some time. Our “leaders” have been letting the people get ripped-off for quite sometime so it’s really a matter of time before our blood runs out or has it already? I think the transfusion is over and this is the tipping point. There are things you while being inspired by music that you can do. Maybe something as simple as switching your money from one of the big four banks to a smaller local bank so you don’t incur a service fee to keep more some of your money or live by cash and not use the convenience of credit cards. Buy what you can truly afford to buy. Although I would like to error on the side of some guy yelling at me with me a megaphone to be complacent. The actions can be subtle. One tactic that might work my dear sheeple is to just do something in your own private way is the point. I mean seriously when is the last time you gave a cop a hug or gave a complete stranger a random act of kindness. I think we just all really want the opportunity to have the things we want but without rules that govern those that have everything. How can we all exist is metaphorical slaves of the machine? This is a class war and the ironic part is that those with very little think they are one of them and that’s just shows you how stupid the masses can be convinced by things that don’t matter in the end.
Post Cold War Politics MP3 by Fishbone from In Your Face (1986)
Blueprint MP3 by Fugazi from Repeater (1990)
Revolution Rock MP3 by The Clash from London Calling (1979)
Let’s Have A War MP3 by FEAR.
You Can Make It If You Try MP3 By Sly & The Family Stone (1969)
What’s ond of your favorite protest song?
DJ Danny, A.K.A. Akalepse holding Gil Scott-Heron's Winter in America
It was 1987. Public Enemy had just popped into the scene. We were clueless pre-adults about to be released into the world. We knew who Malcolm X was from English class which only really came together after hearing their words and his radical words pumped out through the speakers of the political defense system that the revolution would in fact not be televised. Or would it? We knew the Beastie Boys brought us some awesome party music but there was no way they invented this music. The nerative was too pure with all sorts thoughts and stories making history real-time. The master at telling them was Gil Scot-Heron who preached about a black and proud nation. PE took the bass and drum parts isolated and amplified their message to give rap music edge. We were white kids and we went deep. Explored hip-hop tape and records shops in Plainfield NJ in the middle of the day for more. Where we just used to buy beer and pot. This time the contra-band was Hip Hop. More radical than punk rock and hardcore. Gil Scot-Heron let us know this has been going on for awhile and PE were just some of the messengers. Thanks Beasties for making it alright and RIP Gil — G*d Bless.
H2Ogate Blues MP3 by Gil Scott-Heron from Winter in America (1974)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised MP3 from Pieces of the Man (1971)
Caught, Can We Get a Witness? MP3 by Public Enemy from It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back (1988)
Public Enemy No. 1 MP3 by PE from Yo Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Shake Your Rump MP3 by Beastie Boys from Paul’s Boutique (1989)
Posse In Effect MP3 from Licensed to iLL (1986)
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ONLY US SHOWS: Even 30 years ago New Model Army has always been a band way ahead of their time. Always political in nature to the point of keeping them out of US according to Wiki. If I had to batch them together you could say they were a mash up of The Cult when they go acoustic or solo, Killing Joke (when they light torches) and Jesus and Mary Chain because of the leather except they played with large rusty axes and played fast with lots of chicks dressed in animal skins (imagination runs wild). Fronted by Justin Sullivan a underworld cult hero and leading their 12th band release last year Today is a good Day is as fresh as it was back in 1986 and could give all the bands on relapse a wake-up call that there can be more depth to the thrash metal genre -something they invented in my humble opinion and are still taking it to the next level in the vain of Neurosis. When I first heard their music many presidents ago it hit me that the bass could be distorted way beyond anything Geddy Lee could pull off. The newer material is big rock in a big way and still good. Once you test drive the mp3s below go find The Ghost Of Cain release. Happy hunting.
Taste some of their dirt:
Today is a good Day (title track)
They are coming to rip-up up the pavement:
Friday September 3 & September 4, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 643-6510; www.thebellhouseny.com