November 14, 2012

Tom Morello "Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine"

Back from September due to ironic lyric twist:

"History's not made,
By Presidents or Popes
Or Kings or queens or generals
Or CIA kingpins runnin' dope."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 14, 2012 5:25 PM
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I´m relieved to say it´s not a good song.

Posted by: El Gordo at September 2, 2012 11:15 AM

Who knew?
Guitar Center is the Vanguard of the Proletariat.

Posted by: monkeyfan at September 2, 2012 7:50 PM

It's actually a really awesome rock and roll song on the album. This version is pretty sucky. Do yourself a little favor and check that out.

Morello's politics are god-awful, but, well, few musicians are known for their deep thinking, in my limited experience. This song, for example, is about his guitar. And it's stupendous power.

Posted by: Scott at September 2, 2012 9:38 PM

Exactly so, Scott. His politics are the kind you'd expect from a half-blood prince whose father impregnated his mother out of wedlock in Kenya after he had a little time with the Mau Mau and later denied paternity of the son. Sound familiar?

And yes the guitar of the song is a kind of descendent from the Woody Guthrie "This Machine Kills Fascists" guitar, but we have got our own fascists to kill even if Morello doesn't know who they are.

How would he? He's got the brain of a singer.

Posted by: vanderleun at September 3, 2012 8:47 AM

I think 'he and his people' and 'union made' are the ones in for a rude surprise. Anyone who can wear a soviet star with the hammer and sickle on his hat after the horrors of communism have been exposed deserves the ass kicking coming for him.

Change is coming, but he is going to be on the wrong side of that change. He senses the anger and the coming turmoil, but is too indoctrinated to realize that he has it all backwards.

Posted by: Daedalus Mugged at September 3, 2012 12:58 PM

That gets it. Swap "American made" for "Union made" and the song can do double duty.

Posted by: vanderleun at September 3, 2012 1:21 PM

"Anyone who can wear a soviet star with the hammer and sickle on his hat after the horrors of communism have been exposed deserves the ass kicking coming for him"

Illinois Nazis, Illinois Commie, two sides of the same coin.

Posted by: ThomasD at September 6, 2012 7:15 PM
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