Brit glam legends RACHEL STAMP have unveiled a ‘new’ video ahead of the reissue of their classic debut album.
‘Brand New Toy’ is taken from Hymns For Strange Children, originally released in the year 2000, and now set to see the light of day on vinyl for the first time ever through Easy Action Records.
“‘Brand New Toy’ is the archetypal Rachel Stamp rocker,” states singer/bassist David Ryder Prangley. “Part of the riff is a tri-tone, aka the ‘Devil’s interval’ which, back in medieval days, was said to drive whoever heard it crazy. I kind of stole the song title from the name of a friend’s band and the lyrics are pretty regular Stamp fare for the time – sex, insanity and Jesus Christ. The video is a new mash up of various live footage taken around 1998-2000. The gigs were always a riot, as you can see…”
Fully remastered, Hymns For Strange Children is set for release on 14 April and is available to pre-order on limited edition 12″ vinyl and expanded CD now.
The band have lined up a special album launch show on the release date at the O2 Islington Academy, London. Tickets are on sale here.
“Bernie Sanders defending NATO and claiming to not “pay attention” to Ukraine is an unforgiveable example of how there is no “left” in the U.S. two-party system.
It’s one War Party with two wings.” (-Danny Haiphong)
“Bernie Sanders position on Ukraine war is as immoral as the rest of the pathetic right-wing democrat party that he is a part of.” (-Ajamu Baraka)
“They don’t just control the opposition, they control the opposition to the opposition. Figured out that neither party serves you? Well guess what, friend? You’re in luck! There happens to be a totally organic populist revolution happening on whichever side of the aisle you’re on!” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“There are two sets of principles. They are the principles of power and privilege and the principles of truth and justice. If you pursue truth and justice it will always mean a diminution of power and privilege. If you pursue power and privilege, it will always be at the expense of truth and justice.” (-Chris Hedges)
“We have to grasp, as Marx and Adam Smith did, that corporations are not concerned with the common good. They exploit, pollute, impoverish, repress, kill, and lie to make money. They throw poor people out of homes, let the uninsured die, wage useless wars for profit, poison and pollute the ecosystem, slash social assistance programs, gut public education, trash the global economy, plunder the U.S. Treasury and crush all popular movements that seek justice for working men and women. They worship money and power” (-Chris Hedges)
Round up all your friends and horns and hoopla and hoola hoops, colorful banners and funny hats! You know back in college when you liked R.E.M., and Tracey Chapman, you used to tell yourself how if you were alive in the sixties, you’d be marching with King and Malcolm, or campaigning for the Kennedys, if not the radical Yippie, Abbie Hoffman, Woodstock Nation power to the people left, well? You might need to hit the mirror, Jack. Did something change? Remember when John and Yoko brought the Panthers and Ralph Nader on tv and you agreed with everything they said? In the words of one of the last good punk bands, Electric Frankenstein, the Time Is Now. Two seconds to decide. I fully get why our Australian bretheren scoff at the idea of Brother Kramer calling himself and his professional punk hotshots the MC5, but the message man is the thing, that song is timeless, bigger than any of them, Wayne sez we are all the MC5….so, right now it’s time to, KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERS!
“No one is more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they’re free.” (-Goethe)
“Pat Tillman called the Iraq War “fucking illegal,” got shot to death by his own men, and then had his death covered up by the U.S. military.” (-Mike Gravel)
“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.” (-Chris Hedges)
Man, my electricity went out when I was typing this, so I gotta try and remember what I said the first time cause not all of it saved. All the glitter kids are super stoked about the latest fab collab between the legendary Hiroshi Nakagome, “The Johnny Thunders Of Japan” and the World Famous Mister Ratboy best known for his work with MOTORCYCLE BOY, Hollywood’s coolest band who were “Kicked Out Of Hollywood” for hating the Sunset Strip, and the sexier, darker, more brooding and Velvet Underground influenced PILLBOX that beat from the heart of Alphabet CIty. Ratboy also released a series of memorable records with his more eccelctic group, SOUR JAZZ and an excellent solo album before relocating to Japan. Chris Barry the very charming Pillbox frontman returned to Canada and created an outstanding record called “Let It Throb” with his band, Throbbing Purple, I think Lou paris moved back to Cleveland, and Francois still knocks around on the Sunset Strip in his swanky leopard print and probably still has the best hair in L.A.
“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success,” defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.” (-Chris Hedges)
I DON’T SPEAK COMMERCIALS
Man I ended up talking with a boomer I know who reads those corporate celebrity magazines, so she’s telling me like, how popular and with it Kamala “KKKOP” Harris and (Neo)Kanye “Batshit” West are with the young people of the streets, and I’m kinda just like half smiling, trying to imagine where and what young people might even remotely care about either of them, at all. At all. Like, “who”? This is just media juggernaut celebrity magazine fiction. I mean, Ye had those ridiculous $500 cream colored shoes all the white people coffeetable magazines promoted some years back, and I know he married that idle heiress with all the elective surgeries and seems to have been driven bonkers by that family and whatever kook cult they belong to, but young people are probably all into some new shit me and that boomer have never heard of. She still thinks of Amy Pohler and Whoopi Goldberg as edgy, radical comediennes. She thinks “Hamilton” is woke hip-hop. I’m not sure there’s even such a thing, ya know. I’m so old now I can still remember when “woke” meant being conscious of the lies, falsehoods, fabrications and phony fictions the empire manufactured to hustle up support for their endless Dick Cheney proxy wars agenda, and the divide the working class and mass incarcerate people of color for capitalist shareholder profits. Woke meant you did not fall for patriotic, racist whitewash, history revisionism, or stupid advertising slogans, or bullshit copaganda, or believe in the corporate media bullshit of the day, or subscribe to all those long debunked archaic cold war divide n conquer narratives, or follow along with any of the evil empire’s oppressor nonsense, now, the fake as fuck corporate media keeps trying to convince these boomers and some Gen X role playing nerds that woke means endless wars and kill the poor, but maybe with a Buddha statue at your rainbow flagged airbandb and a “TRUST THE SCIENCE” sticker and a Ukraine flag on your BLM Tesla, with maybe a cameo appearance from Bob The Drag Queen. I instantly loved Bob the Drag Queen way back in the day, but the capitalist war machine is still the capitalist war machine, with or without some feelgood bumper stickers, or zaney but lovable cynically cast backup dancers. It’s a dead dull Saturday in a nowhere dead end place, and my family is sick and I’m taking heavy doses of Vitamin C trying to not catch whatever they have, but it might be unavoidable. I’m restless and pissedoff and just hate sitting around. Worked on the garden, expecting some seeds in the mail today or Monday. Bitchy. Wanna Rock. Nowhere Calling to the Faraway Clowns. Oh yeah, that same boomer also wanted to tell me about some Republikkkan that got caught lying (GASP!) but somehow they never heard about any of Gropey Joe’s FIFTY YEAR LONG MADCAP WELL DOCUMENTED, EASILY PROVEN, INDISPUTABLE, ENTIRE CAREER OF LIES. Woke means never trusting the bullshittery on tv.
I was saying Donald Trump sucked, all the way back in the eighties, where’s my donut? Ya know what I mean? All the fraudsquad superstars and Lyn Cheney were required to do was say “ORANGE MAN BAD” and they all got to be overnight shitlib celebrities. What the fuck is that? I gotta say it on Twitter or something? “ORANGE MAN BAD”. There I said it again, now I shouldn’t I be receiving like some kinda special credit card approval in the mail, or job offers in the supposedly popular media, or some kinda discount buffet at the tiki lounge or somethin’? Drink tickets at the Tuesday night gentrification bar? Free hats from the expensive boutique? That’s all the shitlib superstars of the fradsquad and Lyn Cheney the torture and fracking lady have done, some empty, meaningless justice tweeting about “ORANGE MAN BAD”. Most of that was just to make new laws against public protest, to criminalize anyone who contests the fix is in election results, and superfund the racist gestapo cops even after four long years of protests against superfunding racist gestapo cops. Some representation we got, huh? I guess redundant disappointment AOC has started tweeting “IRAN ALSO BAD”. I’ll always remember her crocodile tears over CHILDREN IN CAGES while Trump was in office. Once Biden was in, they put some peppy wall paper on the walls, did a photo op with border kids reading Elmo or some shit and changed the name of the CHILD CAGES to “overflow facilities”, quadrupled the population there, and AOC never mentioned it again. Even when Obama or Biden actually out incarcerate their Republikkkan pals, rightwing media still screams about all the immigrants coming here for our good jobs and healthcare benefits. Does any of this make any sense at all? Good jobs with healthcare benefits? I guess they just mean AOC and her anti protest, pro censorship friends. Politics are fake. All these awful greedy awful people hate the poor. One of my friend’s wives who sadly, tragically, unexpectedly died was a real genius level super extraordinary talented artist, she was sucha brilliantly gifted artist that excessively rich honcho hipsters would even pay her big bucks to paint campy pop art for their ridiculous showoff mansions. Her mom and aunt were old school women’s rights activists who wanted to see a female president in their lifetime, but even she had to admit that this cold war witch, Hillary Clinton, cashing big checks from the bonesawing despot Saudi pharoahs for her so-called foundation, rigging the primaries against Sanders, smearing him as sexist, and the blaming “RUSSIA!” for the next however many years when she lost the election unexpectedly to Trump, and promoting fracking which fucks up all the water supply everywhere, and cackling like an unhinged lunatic over her delight in killing Gaddafi for her central banking friends was terrifyingly outta the realm of acceptablility, no matter what body she has, or what pro nouns make her feel most seen. The ruling class hate our guts and are never, never going to advocate for us, or protect us, or do our will. They work for billionaires, Gropey Joe even said that straightup to a worker in Michigan which is why nobody on the real left believes he won on Super Tuesday without some Mayo Pete affiliated software goosing, aside from the fact that he had no base and never campaigned except with his wife while wearing a mask from his basement, the one time he did hit the campaign trail he bellowed at a union man who challenged his Corn Pop nonsense: “I don’t work for you!”
“It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.” (-Chris Hedges)
“It is the cult of self that is killing the United States. This cult has within it the classic traits of psychopaths: superficial charm, grandiosity and self-importance ; a need for constant stimulation; a penchant for lying, deception and manipulation; and the incapacity for remorse or guilt.” (-Chris Hedges)
“One of America’s most vocal and steadfast advocates for supporting Joe Biden’s war policies in Ukraine. He voted to send $40 billion to Raytheon and CIA “for Ukraine,” and when asked if the US should send F-16 *fighter jets*, he seems not just ready but eager to send much more” (-Glenn Greenwald on sadly soldout pro war Sanders)
“We are living in the most expensive and dangerous timeline and Dems just keep telling you deal with it. They don’t even answer questions anymore, you’re just smeared as “pro Russia.” What a sick bunch. What are we doing?” (-Thia Ballerina)
““China, China, China.” “Russia, Russia, Russia.” Anything to distract us from the fact that our greatest enemy is our own government.” (-Jory Micah)
“Poor people, especially those of color, are worth nothing to corporations and private contractors if they are on the street. In jail and prisons, however, they can each generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year” (-Chris Hedges)
“Once you know someone is a compulsive liar, you’re not going to fall for their lies anymore. That’s how manipulation works: it’s only effective when you don’t know it’s happening. So our job is to wake people up to the fact that it is happening, and how precisely it is happening. Journalism will never have any meaningful impact on society as long as those in power can manipulate how that journalism is received by the public. This means that the real fight is in crippling their ability to do this by expanding public awareness of those manipulations. Investigative journalists do good and important work, but they’re only a small piece of the equation when it comes to circulating information and waking up the public to effect meaningful societal changes. The bigger part of the fight is in fighting the propaganda machine. The fight is no longer just getting information out there, it’s now also about making sure people see it and understand it correctly. There’s already enough publicly available information out there to incite revolution; only reason it doesn’t is because of imperial spinmeisters. The silver lining in this cloud is that fighting the imperial propaganda machine is something all ordinary people can do in their spare time. We can all circulate inconvenient facts, debunk and discredit the imperial spin machine, and help further degrade public trust in the MSM.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)
“No, there are no “UN troops” taking over Chile right now and rounding people up for bird flu. IDK why so many are asking me about this, but don’t trust a Canadian living in Canada to tell you what is going on in Chile.
Fearmongering BS doesn’t just come from MSM you know.” (-Whitney Webb)
A society without the means to detect lies and theft soon squanders its liberty and freedom.” (-Chris Hedges)
“Dear Fellow Americans Our Gov’t lied us into the Iraq War and killed a million people, they just lied to us for 20 years about what was really happening in Afghanistan If you let them make you believe Putin went into Ukraine for no reason and Ukraine is winning you’re just dumb.
No matter what political label Americans gives themselves it appears that almost all of us still believe in American Exceptionalism.
Many Americans had and some still have WWII vets in their families Do they know that our Gov’t is now arming Nazis instead of fighting them?
The reason why the U.S. and NATO have been unable to destroy Russia with sanctions like they thought is because almost the entire Global South knows that the West are the liars and remembers what the West has done to their countries.
The U.S. couldn’t beat the Taliban, NATO can’t beat Russia so the next logical step is to try to start a war with China.
Agree with Russia going into Ukraine or not, Putin and Russia are the ones telling the truth about why the war started and the U.S. and the West are playing us for suckers again.
Americans don’t care about invasions when the US is doing the invading. It is the U.S. and NATO that has totally failed in what they promised.
They didn’t turn the ruble to rubble, they haven’t forced Russia out of Ukraine, taken back Crimea, forced out Putin, isolated Russia, or sent Russia back to the Stone Age. But they took $100 billion from us. When the U.S. and Europe says the world is with them, it’s because they truly believe that they are all that matters and what the other 85% of people in other countries think doesn’t really mean anything.” (-Black In The Empire)
“Political parties are a problem. A voter could agree with a policy and still vote against the candidate promoting the policy because they’re not in the same party as them. Parties keep us divided. As a result, we don’t focus on the elites using all of us.” (-Sabby Sabs)
“Every time Joe brag tweets about his booming economy he’s erasing ppl that are struggling, suffering, hungry, homeless, poor, without medicine, hurting and living paycheck to paycheck. I’m sorry, but he doesn’t give 1 solitary fk about you and it shows.” (-Thia Ballerina)
Man I had some mediocre dreams last night concerning old shit from the high school years, drumkits and arguing with people about recording costs. Stuck in the past. Woke up and checked my old mostly obsolete email cause I’d received some unexpected correspondance from distant quarters there and man the propaganada machine bullshit is RELENTLESS. Somehow during my misguided Bernie daze, when I wrongly thought he had the character, backbone, and integrity to stand up and fight the corrupt DNC and Hillary Clinton and the Military-Surveillance-Pharamaceutical-Media-Incarceration Monopolies, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer and Blackrock, I got on these bullshit DNC, gullible shitlib echo chamber mailing lists, so now I am being flooded with all this STAND WITH IRAN WOMEN and LGBT RIGHTS IN IRAN spam, deceptively manufacturing consent for war. Crassly manipulative wag the dog war piggery. Everytime the empire wants to target another country for um, “Liberation”, they start with the feminist angle, trot out AOC to demand the bombs be deployed on some foreign culture the deep state has determined is not woke and sensitive enough. They did the same shit with Afghanistan, then Syria. Destroyed Libya and laughed about it. If you think women and gay people have more freedom and better quality of lives after USA, USA goes in and flattens all their buildings and infrastructure and rough men come to town with big guns and kick everybody’s door down and shoot the males and do what they do in war to the women and children they are invading, you are an imperialist, white superemacist, or naieve. Women and gay people are not better off in Afganistan or Libya, just because their male family members have been slaughted and tortured and some rich ladies in Amurkkka got more billions donated to their “foundations”. Haiti does not want or need no white women who work for Raytheon and Lockheed Martin overthrowing their governments or helping to steal their natural resources for Davos billionaire profits. I see how they do it though-they whip up the identity politics Nato left, make them think it’s all for the kittens and the oppressed. If the empire could never be bothered to fix fucking FLINT MICHIGAN, how the fuck do you college people imagine they give a rat’s ass about “women’s rights” in Afghanistan? The fraud squad warpigs make me sick. What fakes, what liars, how can they sleep at night? Like babies, rolling in the money, I guess. Those grossout ladies on “The View” really have dumbed the KKKaryns down,.
Rainbow flags on tanks killin’ more poor brown people for oil is not okey dokey, or wokey wokey. Fix Flint. And if you don’t care about the poor people of East Palestine being poisoned by your big media programming mushroom cloud Blackrock buddies just you know cidentally becuse they supposedly just had no choice but to burn all those toxic chemicals there in the farmlands,where they wanna mine for Cobalt, while Bill Gates buys up all the remaining farmland everywhere, stop pretending you love marginalized peoples in foreign countries you know nothing about Sal the Agorist on Twitter: “https://t.co/KhfSj4mlOO” / Twitter
FROM PALESTINE TO EAST PALESTINE THE RICH ARE WAGING WARS ON THE POOR
You know I understand people are punished 24/7 with fear programming and fabricated bullshit hysteria about the boogeymen coming to steal their special privileges or whatever, which is the main reason the consumerist hypnospell see no evil motherfuckers just dutifully repeat what the spin doctor tv millionaires say until doomsday, which is here for a lot of us, but man, I will never really get the whole sham about how all the goosestepin’ gotmines still believe that talking about Obama and Beyonce all day makes them NOT RACISTtm, ESPECIALLY while they steadfastly ignore all the white supremacist wars of aggression, the mass incarceration of black people, and kkkops killing about six people a day in this country, the majority of them people of color, but somehow the tv still convinces them that applauding the soldout fraudsquad or Cailtin Jenner some more somehow means they aren’t absolutely batshit complicit with the HONKY DEATH MACHINE, that’s just slapped some feelgood bumper stickers on the back of their tanks. “COEXIST”, my ass. You mean coexist with other rich white people, mostly. And maybe some token models. A few. “I feel so seen”, the shitlibs all say. What about all the poor people whose lives are being destroyed by your bullshit diversity idol’s donor class bosses and forever prez?
“The media propagates a message that corporations want, and there’s a belittling and mocking of the poor and celebration of wealth. A kind of cutthroat, rapacious capitalism is celebrated on reality television shows where you betray and manipulate and push aside your competitors for fleeting fame and money. These are sick values, but they’re disseminated through corporate media in almost every program you watch.” (-Chris Hedges)