Jun 30, 2011

Police Brutality

Athens, 29th June 2011. The face of their democracy.

And you fuckin' bastards remember; you can drown an uprising to blood, but whatever we have inside our souls you can never erase it. FUCK OFF!

Playlist: Toxik Ephex - Police Brutality

Famous Imposters - Cradle To The Grave

Famous Imposters
formed in 1982 in Sunderland, England and they were playing anarcho-punk. In 1983 they recorded their first demo called "From The Cradle To The Grave". Their sound was melodic with political lyrics, influenced by personal views of life.

You can listen the sametitled song of the demo below.

From the cradle to the grave, he starts to feel the change
that will add to his oppression, fill him up with depression
through his life and from his birth, they tell him what he's worth.
Tell him what he owes them, even though he never sees them.
Their morals and their lies, fill him up till he cries.
He never seems to do enough no matter how he tries.
From the cradle to the grave.

Jun 29, 2011

Major Conflict - Sounds Like 1983

Major Conflict were a hardcore band that formed in 1982 in New York, U.S.A. by two former Urban Waste members. The band was active for few years.

Here we have all their studio recordings plus live recordings from gigs at the legendary venues CBGB's and A7.

Fast and massive music. Early-hardcore fans get it!

Genre: Hardcore
Country: U.S.A.
Label: Mad At The World Records
Size: 38 mb
Bitrate: 128 kbps

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?ylq2l1l8xhoilga

Jun 27, 2011

Parálisis Permanente - Tengo Un Pasajero

Parálisis Permanente were a post-punk/dark wave band from Madrid, Spain and they were active between 1981-1983.

The song below originally appeared on their split EP with Gabinete Caligari that released in 1981. Later another version of the song appeared on their only LP "El Acto" that released in 1982.

Jun 1, 2011

Holiday in Cambodia

The lifeless body of a hanged student outside Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (1976).

The Massacre of 6 October 1976, was an attack on students and protesters that occurred on the campus of Thammasat University and at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. Students from various universities were demonstrating against the return to Thailand of Field Marshall Thanom Kittikachorn, a former military ruler. By the official count, fourty-six people (maybe hunderds) died and in the attack, during which protesters were shot, beaten and their bodies mutilated. Thousands were arrested.

Associated Press photographer Neal Ulevich covered the Vietnam War for five years. But nothing he saw in the jungle prepared him for the morning of Oct. 6, when right-wing students attack left-wing students near the university. "When I got there, it was getting more and more violent. Paramilitary troops heavily armed with recoilless rifles showed up. The left-wing students were not armed and were not shooting back. They took refuge in the university buildings.

"Tremendous volleys of automatic weapons were fired across the soccer fields into the classrooms. There were bodies all over, glass breaking. There was no place to take cover. I was very scared."

Finally, the left-wing students surrender. Ulevich heads for the gates, anxious to get his pictures back to his office. "I saw some commotion in the trees. I walked down there and I saw a body hanging. He was certainly dead, but the crowd was so enraged that a man was hitting the body on the head with a folding chair. I stood there to see if anybody was looking at me. Nobody was. I took a few frames and walked away." That was when the picture of the post had taken. The photographer won the Pulitzer prize in 1977 for this photograph.

In the end, an irony, as Neal Ulevich says: "When I won the Pulitzer, the Bangkok papers noted it on Page One. They were very proud that a photographer from Bangkok had won the Pulitzer. They didn't show the pictures."

Dead Kennedys use this photo for their second single called "Holiday in Cambodia" that released in May 1980. The title track attacks both Eastern totalitarianism and Western complacency. The song's lyrics offer a satirical view of young, self-righteous Americans (So you been to school/For a year or two/And you know you’ve seen it all/In daddy’s car/Thinkin’ you’ll go far...) and contrast such a lifestyle with a brutal depiction of the Pol Pot regime of Cambodia (Well you’ll work harder/With a gun in your back/For a bowl of rice a day/Slave for soldiers/Till you starve/Then your head is skewered on a stake).