R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
High Contrast- Shotgun Mouthwash
"It's the beginning of the end so you might as well set fire to your friends".
Discovered by me (possibly it had been discovered by someone before) in the Trainspotting 2 soundtrack, this track fulfills all my criteria for a good song. Loud, shouty, deliriously hyperbolic and with an aggressive and poorly thought out set of hooks that provide in bombast what the modern world fails to deliver in sense.
The video is one of the best and most unpleasant I have seen too.
An oldie but a goodie. Without GnR thered be no Manic Street Preachers (maybe).
"You roll your eyes
Up to the skies
But you're still here
All you need is me
All over the world
And all you can do is complain about me"
He said he want me to join the army
I ain't gonna do it, officer.
I once read a line online which went something along the lines of "Grand Theft Auto-forcing people to discover great new music since 1997" (or whatever year it was) and there's truth to that. This is a gem I discovered while speeding around the Alamos Sea and listening to Blue Ark, the excellent reggae station on the in car radio. When one lives in an army loving country like I do a lyric like this makes you feel one hundred times better...
"If they weren't there we would have created
This says it all to me. It's the reason for I Want To Kill Somebody. Angry, raging socialist screeds. We need more of them.
"I watch gay porn in my garden shed,
I lie to everybody that my father's dead
I smell like Joop, my son has croup
Picking up the hooker that I like the best
Crying on her toilet cause my life's a mess
I'm sleeping in the office cause my wife's depressed
I'm heating streaky bacon in a trouser press"
Never has there been such a fine and pointed portrait of an unsung hero- a cross between Alan Partridge and Begby. And the volume and angst with which it is delivered made it a sure fire hit.
"So Let me set the scene
It's 2 in the afternoon and 34 degrees
The Queensland harsh summer heat
Had me sweating buckets all up and down my street
It was there i spotted the bloke
Perched a-top of his milk crate throne
He eyed me off as I approached
Then he said...
I'm on Smoko, so leave me alone. "
Im sure there are faster, smarter, angrier and dumber rap tracks than this but I dont know them so this will have to do.
Robbie Williams Tripping
A list like this would be incomplete without mention of my husband (plus he word never forgive me). Nothing really political about this one are no lyrics I can be bothered to paste in but it's a great singalong with a really creepy video. Robbie for God 2020.
"Sooner or later, you're gonna listen to Ralph
So old. So very very old. But goddamn is this ever a great song. People are better get listening to Ralph Nader pretty damn quickly because he is not going to live forever.
Tundra - You're Welcome
In typical R*E*P*E*A*T tradition, this one is added at the insistence of Big Brother cos he loves their wreckless surf grunge perfection, and wants the good people of Swansea to revel in Tundra's non stop mission of infectious grunge-pop domination when they play at Creature Sound on Friday September 6th. So there.
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