Music Time! “July 4th” Edition. 7/4/16

It’s been a while since I posted some music. Since today is July 4th, I’m going with music about Independence, Freedom, Treason, Rebellion, etc. So let’s see what MediaMonkey comes up with!

Happy 4th to everyone! Please stay cool and safe as you celebrate today. Lots of heat issues out there, so stay hydrated and watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Oh, and keep your pets cool as well.

ARTIST: Figures on a Beach
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Figures on a Beach
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Rebel
ALBUM: 7
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Rebel Apprentice
ALBUM: Monsters In The Industry
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Treason
ALBUM: A.R.M.O.R (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Mixed Emotions
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Distorted Reality
SONG: Rebel Yell
ALBUM: Daydreams And Nightmares (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Atlantic Popes
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Atlantic Popes
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Civil War
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Provision
SONG: A New Revolution
ALBUM: A New Revolution
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Neon Electronics
SONG: Road to Freedom
ALBUM: NE
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Song Of Independence
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

Don’t forget to check out Ayria on tour! She’ll be in Austin in December at Elysium Austin and I can’t wait to finally see her in concert!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Selling-Rebellion
ALBUM: Flicker
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Void
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Destroid
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Loudspeaker
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Comsat Angels
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Waiting for a Miracle
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Alice in Videoland
SONG: We Are Rebels
ALBUM: She’s A Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Wideband Network
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Universe (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: [:SITD:]
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Dunkelziffer (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Colony 5
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Lifeline
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Mindless Faith
SONG: Independence Day (Version)
ALBUM: Medication For The Misinformed
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Endless Shame
SONG: Rebel Girl
ALBUM: Generation Blind (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Cut Copy
SONG: Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution
ALBUM: Zonoscope
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Violent Femmes
SONG: American Music
ALBUM: Add It Up (1981-1993)
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Whiteqube
SONG: Revolution Riot
ALBUM: Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: American Dream
ALBUM: How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Revolution 101
ALBUM: Neuralblastoma
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: We Want Revolution
ALBUM: Northern Light
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Hymn (For America)
ALBUM: Children (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Be the Revolution
ALBUM: Hot Trip to Heaven
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Rebellion
ALBUM: Revolutionary Mayhem
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bigod 20
SONG: America
ALBUM: Steel Works
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Companion In Crime (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Falco
SONG: America
ALBUM: Greatest Hits
YEAR: 1999 (album)

ARTIST: Modulate
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Detonation (Extended Version)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: An American Dream
ALBUM: Express
YEAR: 1986

And finally the perfect American song for today’s social and political environment in America:

ARTIST: Green Day
SONG: American Idiot
ALBUM: American Idiot
YEAR: 2004

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Music Time! 6/2/16

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Just wasting time before going to bed with some random music. Hopefully I’ll introduce you to a band you didn’t know.

ARTIST: Fractured
SONG: Straight Jacket Fashion
ALBUM: Beneath The Ashes
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Angels & Agony
SONG: Forward (Club Mix)
ALBUM: Unison (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Flesh Field
SONG: Reflect the Enemy
ALBUM: Strain
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Public Image Limited
SONG: Rules And Regulation
ALBUM: Happy?
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Asleep or Awake
ALBUM: Rocket Science
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Cause & Effect
SONG: Sleep
ALBUM: Artificial Construct Part One
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Machines of Loving Grace
SONG: Terminal City
ALBUM: Machines of Loving Grace
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Deine Lakaien
SONG: Carriage Song
ALBUM: Winter Fish Testosterone
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: Give You Nothing
ALBUM: Suffer
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Blank
SONG: Counterfeit
ALBUM: Impact Zone
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Heart of Stone
ALBUM: The Innocents
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Run Level Zero
SONG: My Tormentor (E-Craft Remix)
ALBUM: In Between
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Fischerspooner
SONG: Ritz 107
ALBUM: Odyssey (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: The Girl and the Robot
SONG: I Don’t Care
ALBUM: Whole-Flowers EP
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Kamikaze
ALBUM: Rockets + Swords (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: marsheaux
SONG: Loss Of Heaven
ALBUM: Lumineux Noir (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2009

Music Time! 3/27/16

walking-dead

I’m sitting here processing new music for my library to pass the time away before the The Walking Dead starts. So here’s some “dead” music…

ARTIST: Abney Park
SONG: Dead Silence (2005 Mix)
ALBUM: Taxidermy
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Alien Vampires
SONG: You Wish Me Dead Get In Line
ALBUM: Drag You To Hell (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Altered Images
SONG: Dead Pop Stars
ALBUM: I Could Be Happy, The Best of Altered Images
YEAR: 1981 (song)

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Sleep When I’m Dead
ALBUM: 4:13 Dream
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: XPQ-21
SONG: Dead Body
ALBUM: Alive (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: The Quick & The Dead
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Dead Man’s Party
ALBUM: Best O’ Boingo
YEAR: 1992 (album)

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Hail to the Dead Souls
ALBUM: Between The Eyes, Vol #2 1994
YEAR: 2004 (album)

ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
SONG: Dead Doll
ALBUM: Bites
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Dead Is Calling
ALBUM: Contrast (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Stone Temple Pilots
SONG: Dead And Bloated
ALBUM: Core
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Lola Angst
SONG: Am I Dead?
ALBUM: The Council Of Love
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
ALBUM: Bela Lugosi’s Dead (12″)
YEAR: 1979

ARTIST: Stabbing Westward
SONG: When I’m Dead
ALBUM: Darkest Days
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: The Dead Heart
ALBUM: Diesel and Dust
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Pixies
SONG: Dead
ALBUM: Doolittle
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Drop Dead Celebration
ALBUM: Downside Up
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Alphaville
SONG: Script Of A Dead Poet
ALBUM: Dreamscapes (Limited Edition Box Set)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Combichrist
SONG: From My Cold Dead Hands (Ginger Fish Remix)
ALBUM: Electrostorm Vol.6
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Playing Dead
ALBUM: Every Open Eye (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: The Voice of the Dead
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: They Might Be Giants
SONG: Exquisite Dead Guy
ALBUM: Factory Showroom
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Another Dead Boy
ALBUM: FH3
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Letters to Cleo
SONG: Find You Dead
ALBUM: Go!
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: Pity the Dead
ALBUM: The Gray Race
YEAR: 1996

Bad Religion

“Pity the Dead” by Bad Religion.

Words and music by Bad Religion. © 1996 Epitaph Records.

there’s a boy in crimson rags with a grimace and a spoon, and a little sullen
girl face-up staring at the moon
and there’s no one around to hear their lonesome cries
then they pass away alone into the night

why do we pity the dead?
are you churned by emotion from voices in your head?
(are you scared of the logic that swirls within your head)
look at all the living and you’ll ask yourself why
oh why do we
pity the dead?
pity the dead!

well, you’ve seen the disease, suffering and decay,
and you whisper to yourself blissfully “it’s okay”
and you still refuse the possibility
that the dead are better off than we

tell me what you see, tell me what you know
is there anyone who lives a painless life?
if there is show me so
the destitute and famished, demonic and the
banished, dejected and the ostracized, the
brainwashed and the paralyzed, the conquered
and objectified, the few who see the other side
tell me what you see! It’s a mortal wretched cacophony

in the end you may find there’s no guiding subtle light,
no ancestors or friends, no judge of wrong or right
just eternal silence and dormancy
and a final everlasting peace

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

“The Answer” by Bad Religion.

Words and music by Bad Religion. © 1992 Epitaph Records.

Long ago in a dusty village,
Full of hunger, pain and strife,
A man came forth with a vision of truth,
And the way to a better life,
He was convinced he had the answer,
And he compelled people to follow along,
But the hunger never vanished,
And the man was banished,
And the village dried up and died,

At a time when wise men peered,
Through brass tubes toward the sky,
The heavens changed in predictable ways,
And one man was able to find,
That he had thought he found the answer,
And he was quick to write his revelation,
But as they were scrutinized
In his colleagues eyes,
He soon became a mockery,

Don’t tell me about the answer,
’cause then another one will come along soon,
I don’t believe you have the answer,
I’ve got ideas too,
But if you’ve got enough naivite,
And you’ve got conviction,
Then the answer is perfect for you

An urban sprawl sits choking on it’s discharge,
Overwhelmed by industry,
Inclined toward charity,
Everyone’s begging for an answer,
Without regard to validity,
The searching never ends,
It goes on and on and on for eternity

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

“Fuck Armageddon…This is Hell” by Bad Religion.

Words and music by Greg Graffin. © 1982 Epitaph Records.
Thanks to B. Johnson for the song suggestion.

there’s people out there that say I’m no good,
’cause I don’t believe the things that I should,
and when the final conflict comes, I’ll be so sorry I did wrong,
and hope and pray that our lord god will think I’m good.

countries manufacture bombs and guns
to kill your brother for something that he hasn’t even done.
smog is ruining my lungs, but they aren’t sorry they’ve done wrong,
they hide behind their lies that they’re helping everyone.

in the end the good will go to heaven up above,
the bad will perish in the depths of hell.
how can hell be any worse when life alone is such a curse?
fuck Armageddon, this is hell

we’re living in the denoument of the battle’s gripping awe,
so what’s the use of being good to satisfy them all?

how could hell be any worse?
life alone is such a curse!
fuck Armageddon, this is hell

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

“American Jesus” by Bad Religion.

Words and music by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz. © 1993 Epitaph Records.
Thanks to B. Johnson for the song suggestion.

I don’t need to be a global citizen
because i’m blessed by nationality
i’m member of a growing populace
we enforce our popularity
there are things that
seem to pull us under
and there are things
that drag us down
but there’s a power
and a vital presence
thats lurking all around
we’ve got the american Jesus
see him on the interstate
we’ve got the american Jesus
he helped build the
president’s estate
i feel sorry
for the earth’s population
‘cuz so few
live in the U.S.A.
at least the foreigners
can copy our morality
they can visit but they cannot stay
only precious few
can garner the prosperity
it makes us walk
with renewed confidence
we’ve got a place to go when we die
and the architect resides right here
we’ve got the american Jesus
overwhelming millions every day
(exercising his authority)
he’s the farmers barren fields
the force the army wields
the expession in the faces
of the starving millions
the power of the man
he’s the fuel that drives the Klan
he’s the motive and conscience
of the murderer
he’s the preacher on t.v.
the false sincerity
the form letter that’s written
by the big computers
he’s the nuclear bombs
and the kids with no moms
and i’m fearful that
he’s inside me

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“Shades of Truth” by Bad Religion.

Words and music by Greg Graffin. © 1998 Epitaph Records.
Thanks to B. Johnson for the song suggestion.

Here inside this quiet room there’s direction
Outside in the sultry noon – time reflection
A million scurry they are looking for advice
None willing to lend charity just exercise their
Shades of Truth, and partisan convention
Shades of Truth between desperate lines
Shades of Truth interpret my intentions
You don’t know I’m alright
Who authored the blueprints and made us captains?
Someone proclaimed creation, people listened
While children by the millions are thrown into this zoo
The so – called gift of clarity!
Oh what was God up to?
Shades of Truth, and lenient conventions
Shades of Truth, between desperate lines
Shades of Truth interpret my intentions
You don’t know I’m alright
So many walking parallel and pull their blinders tight
So few offer apology and accept others rights
And nothing absolutely can be cherished in the end
Can’t we all accept that it will all happen again?
Just partisan convention
Shades of Truth between desperate lines
Shades of Truth interpret my intentions
You don’t know I’m alright

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“Materialist” by Bad Religion.

Words and music by Brett Gurewitz. © 2002 Epitaph Records.
Thanks to B. Johnson for the song suggestion.

You’re obsessed and distressed
Cause you can’t make any sense of the ludicrous nonsense
and incipient senescence
that will deem your common sense useless
this ain’t no recess!

I want to believe in you, but my plan keeps falling through
I know I have to face the harshness, grin and bear the truth
And I have to walk this mile in my own shoes
(and I’m no fool!)

(Chorus)
I’m materialist
a full-out realist
and I guess I’m full of doubt
so I’m prone to have it out with you
I’m materialist
There ain’t no fear in this
it’s for all to see, so don’t talk of hidden mysteries with me…

Mind over matter, it really don’t matter
If the street’s idle chatter turns your heart strings to tatters
Flatter hopes don’t flatter and soul batter won’t congeal to mend
a life that is shattered into shards
Was it in the cards?

The process of belief is an elixir when you’re weak
I must confess, at times I indulge it on the sneak
but generally my outlook’s not so bleak
(and I’m not meek!)

(Chorus)

Like Rome under Nero, our future’s one big zero
Recycling the past to meet the immediate needs
And through it all we ramble forth with persevere and climb
Our mountains of regret to sow our seeds

I’m materialist
I’m materialist
I’m materialist
I’m materialist