CHAIN AND THE GANGDown With Liberty... Up With Chains!

Genre: Postpunk
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Artikelnummer: 017849

Beschreibung

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Releasedate is the 22.june 2021.

The 2009 debut album from the chain gang led by Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War) is a masterpiece of primitivism. From dazzling set pieces of R&B and rock’n’roll, the band forms highly melodic songs full of call-and-response chants („What Is A Dollar“), or invites you to take a walk through the cemetery („Cemetry Map“), which sounds so spooky as if voodoo master Dr. John had thought it up. Sometimes Svenonius just grabs a wooden guitar to make fun of conspiracy theories like in „Deathbed Confessions“: „I faked the moon landing, I saved Hitler’s brain. Yeah, it’s in Argentina but it controls the USA.“ Calvin Johnson produced the album at his Dub Narcotic studio and also did a bit of background vocals. The beat lurches and sways as confidently and surely as an old sea dog’s gait in a breeze of doppelkorn. The somewhat odd album title is explained by the always conceptually thinking singer as follows: „Everywhere freedom goes, it leaves a path of destruction. Fast food, bad architecture, materialism, unbridled greed, destroyed environment, imperial conquests, class struggle; combined, these phenomena are seemingly synonymous with freedom.“ When big words often hide only capitalist greed and imperialist war, Svenonius & Co. prefer to slip into the role of dissidents.

„Ian Svenonius is an inadvertent pioneer. His career has been a studied attempt to advance the history of punk rock, using influences as tools to build with rather than styles to flaunt and discard.“ – The Wire

Tracks

01. Chain Gang Theme (I See Progress)
02. Cemetery Map
03. Trash Talk
04. Reparations
05. What Is A Dollar?
06. Interview With The Chain Gang
07. Deathbed Confession
08. Room 19
09. (Lookin' For A) Cave Girl
10. Unpronounceable Name