“You came for us at birth with your proven techniques for molding model citizens, forced us into compartments where we didn’t fit in Brought us with a full schedule of television and revised history classes that had us believing this is “just the way it is” You came for us with grins and smiles,systematic persuasion and coercion that we might have become robots if it weren’t for Our undying hatred, our unyielding drive, for reprisal, for retribution, for retaliation, for revenge The hunt is on, the war is on We come for you in life, until death. Revenge, revenge…”
FUCKING TRAGEDY!!! Just got into them/this album. so good!
Just got into them too as a result of His Hero Is Gone not having nearly enough output.
In May 2002 a Reclaim the Streets celebration in Dublin went horribly wrong. Its political undertones provoked inappropriate reaction from unmarked gardaí wielding batons. Protests, and reactions of this kind, are rare in Ireland. In Athens, it’s the norm, but it’s the police who are trying to reclaim the streets, in the face of frequent protests that are overtly political in character. It’s astonishing (to a non-Greek) to see how quickly a home-made petrol bomb can come into play, how frequently protesters will take to the streets, and the riot police to their batons.
I’ve been spending a large amount of my free time reading up on Greece’s current state of almost-insurrection and lamenting the apathy and complacency of Ireland. This article pretty much steals my thoughts.
“He [was hired to] write a slogan for Guinness if he was given a crate of Guinness a week. The crates were duly delivered and after a couple of months he phoned up the Guinness office and says “I’ve got a slogan for you - “Guinness makes you drunk”—Brendan Behan
Industrial wasn’t pop music for goths at one point in time. Bands experimented with sounds that weren’t essentially trance with distortion and lyrics about how German they are, despite being from Ohio.