The latest from one of the most political bands around, Anti-Flag is "The General Strike" and it's on Side One Dummy. Far to the left of anyone you may see on MSNBC or Current. Here's the lyrics for "Controlled Opposition," the album opener: "No justice in a legal system run by criminals. If you don't like the court ruling then you shouldn't be poor. Now, go die." The whole album is just over 27 minutes but it's Warp 10 screamy punk rock, which reads better than it sounds. Too bad they didn't sing like Chris Isaak - good thing they never will and will never change. If you feel something is vaguely wrong with the American Dream - you have a lot of reading and thinking to do.
Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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