Friday, 17 December 2010


..or may be not?

40 years old and fresh as a daisy.

What's this got to do with conspiracy culture, you might ask? Well it turns out that amongst their most careful listeners were found in the COINTEL programme. This was officially terminated in 1971.


Driving me nuts, bolts, screws
I got the blues from paying dues
for programmed news of honeycoated lies
Your eyes cant believe
That weave the Devil's magic with the latest gadget
from the Mean Machine

A'running the Same Game with Another Name

Down to your brain, blowing your mind
Stealing your time, smooth and slick
with the latest trick to get rich quick
from nonsense at your mind's expense
as your mind digs the scene
from the Mean Machine
designed to drive your brain insane

Loudspeakers blasting inside your head
saying what someone else said
for you to do what they want you to
No. Go. Fast. Slow.

Getting you high off the latest lie
Telling you when, where, how and why
as your mind digs the scene
from the Mean Machine,

A'running the Same Game with Another Name

Factories of insanity playing on your vanity
as they distort your sense of self
Telling you what you need and how to succeed
as they steal all of your wealth

Probing your mind, trying to find
how to scheme on you best
From programmed schools with Devilish rules
putting you to the test

Death dealing devices sold at high prices
designed with you in mind to buy
as they kill you slow and some of y'all don't even know
y'all paying the Machine to die

Mechanized lies dressed up in disguise
in forms of various kinds
Treachery and deceit the people must defeat
in the battle for free men's minds

For complete domination is the goal of this nation
of all free thinking thought
and those who oppose will be killed by their foes
the flunkies whose souls have been bought

Transplants to revive the living dead
replacing the truth with lies instead

Newspapers, radios, TVs
spreading lies across seven seas
Robot men with computers for brains
Space ships, cars, trains and planes
All calculated to blow your mind

Moving faster than your sense of time
Living luxuriously soft while the people slave hard
For the Devil would have you believe he is God

Chemical drugs that keep you high
while the Mean Machine creates another lie
for power and glory and world wide fame
while Running the Same Game with Another Name

It's the computer's equation for world wide invasion
that comes in the name of peace and goodwill
But all of them are lying as they keep on trying
to set the people up for the kill

Population control of the people with soul
all over the planet Earth.
Manipulating their will with a tiny white pill
to control their natural birth

Behind the scene schemes furthering the Mean Machine's dreams
of conquest and world domination
from the farthest depths of the universe
to the smallest earthly nation

Radar, Sonar, Laser beams!
Jets, Tanks, Submarines!
Megathons, H-Bombs, Napalm, Gas!
All this shit will kill you fast

All products of the Mean Machine
The Devil disguised as a human being

And he will even preach that God is dead
And some of y'all will believe what the Devil has said

And he will then act as the world's police
And the sun will rise up in the West
and set down in the East

And when it came time for the end...
And when it came time for the end...
And when it came time for the end...

The men will look like the women
and the women like the men

And some will dance in a hypnotic trance
like as if they have no care
But these will be signs of the changing times
that the end is drawing near

For it was prophesized many centuries past
that the end will come in a fiery holocaust
and only the righteous people will survive the blast
and the Devil's machine will bring about his own end

and peace, love and joy will reign once again

and man will understand man
and man will understand man
and man will understand man
and man will understand man
and man will understand man
and man will understand man
and live in harmony and peace

and the sun will once again
rise up in the East


Muncher said...

Sticking with the 80's Electro theme...

paul said...
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stefz said...

The Willesden Dodgers was a breakdance group during the 1980s with Pete Q. Harris, Nigel Green and Richard Jon Smith as the main members[1]. They released numerous singles and provided soundtracks for movies such as The Jewel of the Nile during 1985. The most notable single released was Not This President[2] which was released a year after the similar track 19 by Paul Hardcastle.

stefz said...

I'm personally extremely wary of ever criticising anyone else's taste in music, as there's always the ever so slight chance that they might one day discover that once, a very long time ago, I bought an Altered Images album

If I'd restricted myself to just a single, or even an EP, it's just possible that I would no longer be haunted by that memory

stefz said...

Altered Images, of course, cut their teeth supporting Siouxsie and the Banshees, the creative intellects behind such not entirely accessible classics as this...

Monitor outside
For the people inside
A prevention of crime
A passing of time

The come and they go
It’s a passing of time
They come and they go
Whilst we sit in our homes

Sit back and enjoy
The real mccoy
Our new air of authority
Our sentinel of misery

His face was full of intent
And we shook excitement
Then the victim stared up
Looked strangely at the screen
As if her pain was our fault
But that’s entertainment

What we crave for inside
No more second rate movies
From those people outside

As with the hip hop we've been sharing recently, mulling over these lyrics from 30 years ago I can't help thinking the youth of today are being sold somewhat short

stefz said...

If the riots keep up into 2011 I suggest investing heavily in Clash titles

And, yes, cover art was better 30 years ago as well

paul said...

I'm personally extremely wary of ever criticising anyone else's taste in music

I wasn't criticising anyone`s taste, I see that as sovereign to the individual, just the music itself.

But I suppose it could look a bit abrupt.

paul said...

...but that`s what the delete button is for...

Muncher said...

paul said
...but that`s what the delete button is for...

You disappoint me paul. You expressed your opinion. No problem with that.

However, Stef wanted to say it was "fucking crap" but said it in a round about sort of way.

paul said...

You disappoint me paul.

I'm afraid you are joining a fairly large subset of the human population.

Stef said...

"However, Stef wanted to say it was "fucking crap" but said it in a round about sort of way."

nay, even more devious than that

I just wanted to fabricate an excuse to work in a link to an Altered Images track

You see, when I told you I regretted buying that album

I lied


Stef said...

but if wanted to quantify my opinion of that Willesden Dodgers track in an objective way I would have rated my emotional response as being somewhere between Tatu's cover of How Soon is Now and the mortuary shoot-out scene in Bad Boys II

which, yes, is pretty fucking bad

Stef said...

"I'm afraid you are joining a fairly large subset of the human population."

Have you thought about pitching a TV series based on your hilarious misadventures?

There's a fair bit of increasingly worthless fiat in that sort of thing

paul said...

I think of nothing else, the working title is 'Worse than useless' and I'll get it started sometime this decade.

gyg3s said...

The The's Beat(en) Generation is quite a pleasant ditty.

gyg3s said...

More 80s nostalgia from the the ...


The Antagonist said...

The Clash - for anyone that didn't understand self-defence and the right to bear arms.

The Antagonist said...

Looking back The The was a long way ahead of the curve. The more things change....

Stef said...

anyone can be ahead of the curve if they study Biblical prophecy and the alleged works of Albert Pike