Monday, 24 January 2011

Musical interlude: scouse agit-pop

Does anyone remember 25th May? A bit like Jesus Jones as interpreted by members of Red Action. Very much the sound of the early 1990s but with nothing but (hard left) politics in the lyrics. Also uniquely Liverpudlian, not only the clear scouser accent of the frontman Steve Swindelli, but also in some of the content. The album was called Lenin & McCarthy and there was an instrumental on there about the Hillsborough disaster.

Anyway, here's one of their tracks, FTRTV (a slightly sweary title if spelled out in full), which delivers the sort of anti-politician rant that makes right-of-centre bloggertarians look a bit like, well, Tories. Watch out for a sample from Ian Bone in there.

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