• Desert Island Dicks & Where Woodwose Walk — "Clearance Sale" (AMP009)

    5 Dec 2011, 18:44 by desertislanddix

    Clearance Sale, the new album from Desert Island Dicks and Where Woodwose Walk, sees the two noise groups reflecting on the ongoing global financial crisis that started in the late 2000s.

    Across ten tracks (including one collaboration) named after British retail chains that went into administration following the crisis, the two groups use noise, drones, field recordings, sampling and live instrumentation to explore connections between the current malaise and the Great Depression of the 1930s.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7XKqwzlCl3w/Ttz9j9cp1uI/AAAAAAAAATM/mmptgIXzG8Y/s320/clearancesale.jpg

    Train sounds, Cisco Houston, news reports, Woolworths, Zavvi, "Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?", corporate malfeasance and T.S. Eliot all come together for the first time in what critics are already calling "Capitalist Realism in a disused arms factory".

    The album is available from Amoebic Industries as pay-what-you-want digital download or CDr priced at £3 plus p&p. …
  • Desert Island Dicks & Where Woodwose Walk — "Clearance Sale" (AMP009)

    5 Dec 2011, 17:44 by tom_dissonance

    Clearance Sale, the new album from Desert Island Dicks and Where Woodwose Walk, sees the two noise groups reflecting on the ongoing global financial crisis that started in the late 2000s.

    Across ten tracks (including one collaboration) named after British retail chains that went into administration following the crisis, the two groups use noise, drones, field recordings, sampling and live instrumentation to explore connections between the current malaise and the Great Depression of the 1930s.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7XKqwzlCl3w/Ttz9j9cp1uI/AAAAAAAAATM/mmptgIXzG8Y/s320/clearancesale.jpg

    Train sounds, Cisco Houston, news reports, Woolworths, Zavvi, "Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?", corporate malfeasance and T.S. Eliot all come together for the first time in what critics are already calling "Capitalist Realism in a disused arms factory".

    The album is available from Amoebic Industries as pay-what-you-want digital download or CDr priced at £3 plus p&p. …
  • Guthriegenia : This Land Is Your Land

    5 Jan 2007, 16:32 by a-betaSys

    "This Land Is Your Land" (questa terra e' la tua terra ) è una delle più famose canzoni del folk americano, scritta da Woody Guthrie nel 1940. Fu scritta in risposta a "God Bless America" (Dio ferisce l'america) di Irving Berlin.
    Guthrie considerò la canzone irrealistica e compiacente e, stufo di sentire Kate Smith cantarla alla radio, decise di scrivere una canzone diversa, inizialmente titolata "God Blessed America for Me" (Dio ha ferito l'America per me). Guthrie cambiò il testo molte volte, inserendo spesso versi esplicitamente politici antagonisti al Maccartismo che non figurano nelle versioni ufficiali dei testi pubblicati e tracce registrate.

    In particolare queste strofe sono state soggette alle modifiche piu' frequenti:

    In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
    By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
    As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
    Is this land made for you and me?

    As I went walking, I saw a sign there,