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  • 01. Chain Gang Theme (I See Progress)
    02. Cemetery Map
    03. Trash Talk
    04. Reparations
    05. What Is A Dollar?
    06. Interview With The Chain Gang
    07. Deathbed Confession
    08. Room 19
    09. (Lookin' For A) Cave Girl
    10. Unpronounceable Name
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    CHAIN AND THE GANG

    Down With Liberty... Up With Chains!

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    The 2009 debut album from the chain gang led by Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War) is a masterpiece of primitivism. From dazzling set pieces of R&B and rock'n'roll, the band forms highly melodic songs full of call-and-response chants ("What Is A Dollar"), or invites you to take a walk through the cemetery ("Cemetry Map"), which sounds so spooky as if voodoo master Dr. John had thought it up. Sometimes Svenonius just grabs a wooden guitar to make fun of conspiracy theories like in "Deathbed Confessions": "I faked the moon landing, I saved Hitler's brain. Yeah, it's in Argentina but it controls the USA." Calvin Johnson produced the album at his Dub Narcotic studio and also did a bit of background vocals. The beat lurches and sways as confidently and surely as an old sea dog's gait in a breeze of doppelkorn. The somewhat odd album title is explained by the always conceptually thinking singer as follows: "Everywhere freedom goes, it leaves a path of destruction. Fast food, bad architecture, materialism, unbridled greed, destroyed environment, imperial conquests, class struggle; combined, these phenomena are seemingly synonymous with freedom." When big words often hide only capitalist greed and imperialist war, Svenonius & Co.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.06.2021
    Genre
    Wave - Postpunk
    Preis
    17,90 EUR
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