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Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Guns of Brixton, by The Clash

Filed under: Listening, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:58 PM (21:58)

Granted, I’m not much for punk music, but there are exceptions . . . .

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting on death row

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin’
At the end of the harder they come

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the Black Maria
Goodbye to the Brixton sun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
Yes, even shoot us
But oh, the guns of Brixton

Shot down on the pavement
Waiting in death row
His game is called survivin’
As in heaven as in hell

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton


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Sunday, 7 May 2006

Corporate Avenger: Punk-Rappers for Liberty?

Filed under: Listening, Media, Philosophy, Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:40 PM (14:40)

I recently picked up a CD from a band named Corporate Avenger. The CD’s title is Freedom is a State of Mind. With song titles like “Taxes are Stealing,” “Voting Doesn’t Work,” and “FBI File,” how could I resist?

Anyway,it turned out to be sort of a mix of punk and crap (I’m not enthused about punk per se, and most (c)rap acts turn out something best called anti-music), so I cringed a bit at first. But I was pleasantly surprised.

First, they didn’t let the rap angle take over, as happened with Faith No More’s (s)hit song “Epic.” Second, the lyrics were intelligible and more intelligent than usual. They didn’t use the songs to push much if any socialism, unlike Rage Against the Machine, who were devoted Maoists, if I recall correctly.

Those working for marijuana (or other drug) re-legalization might want to check out their songs titled “FBI File” and “Drug Dealing God.”

Word of warning: Some Christians listening to them might be offended by some song titles and lyrics, such as “Christians Murdered Indians,” “TheBible is Bullshit,” and “Jesus Christ Homosexual.” I do note that Corporate Avenger is on the right track in that they cite socialists’ co-opting of religion as a cause of a lot of the world’s problems.

Their Wikipedia page

Marijuana is just as American as tobacco, handguns and tax evasion.


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