Monday, April 25, 2011

A song for the lizard people

And the album version if you're having trouble understanding the lyrics...

Yesterday's post about the evil GOP lizard people who want to punish Michigan's foster children by forcing them to go to school in rags got me depressed, so I moved today's music post forward in time and did this one instead. This is Tom Morello and Boots Riley, Street Sweeper Social Club, with their song "100 Little Curses". Enjoy. Or not. Siiiiiigh!

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. A righteous rant. Better by far than my "May their second yachts sink". My only question is what his "down muthafuckas" will do... can do... once they "get up out of [their] chair." I at least don't have a lot of hope. WASF.

    (I confess that with my ancient ears I had to look up the lyrics. Too much live rock when I was young, followed by sitting in front of the brass in orchestras later on...)

  2. Yes, that's my problem with Boots'n'Tom's latest venture. Boots is a Maoist. Tom is an anarchist. Yeah, like *that* is supposed to solve our problems.

    I respect'em both as artists and they do a fine job of pointing out social injustice in America today, but the only solutions they have to offer are tired ones that have never worked. Which is a shame.

    Oh well, at least I can enjoy their vitriol aimed at our lords and masters...

    - Badtux the Documentary Penguin

  3. I'm with Steve -- lyrics needed, plz. Rage Against the Machine had some righteous things to say -- I bought one of their CDs in the 90s -- but what good is it saying them if nobody can understand? Ditto with a lot of rap. Not everybody is going to buy into the music, figuratively speaking, enough to WANT to figure out the message. At least the punk that I like is simplistic and repetitive enough to get the meaning.

  4. Okay, so I added the album version, where the lyrics are much higher in the mix. Live venues alas far too either mix the vocals far too low in the mix under the impression that nobody's actually listening to the lyrics anyhow, or the boominess of the bass from those giant PA speakers overwhelms the mike of whatever camera's doing the recording and the vocals end up washed out.

    - Badtux the Helpful Penguin

  5. Thanks Badtux; the mix is much easier to understand in that version.


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