Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Left Over Lolly - "Pity The Small/Social Security" (Year Zero Records/Snatch Tapes - YEAR030) 2015

To celebrate the forthcoming UK General election, Snatch Tapes and Year Zero Records brings you this cynical Election cash-in that as much to do with getting the lolly in the back bin as does the governments "trickle down" economic plan. Get this doom disco classic for 'NOTHING' and spend your 'trickle down' riches on the bastards who deserve your money,like Robin Thicke and fellow smug plagiarisers in the 'charts'.
Snatch Tapes DIY producer Philip Sanderson has put together a one off bedroom supergroup called Left Over Lolly and recorded this single, complete with cheesy 8 bit disco stomp loop and an elegant Georgian 4 min fade.
$et to a background of a field recording from the 2011 riots, this could be a prediction of the near future as the opportunities for 'the small' people are slowly strangled. The result of what is actually 'Trickle Up' economics, where the lower echelons of society are subjected to higher food and energy prices,lower wages(in real and adjusted terms),coupled with lower or non-existent benefits.The extra profits and lower expenses flood into the elite's bulging bank accounts. The world of the 'Haves' and the 'Have Yachts'. Where corrupt Bankers are rewarded with bail outs and bonuses for plunging half of the population into a poverty trap, with zero prospects(and Zero Hour Contracts) of joining the increasingly unattainable middle classes. The unemployed are endlessly demonised and ridiculed on state TV,and the real criminals are barely mentioned.....this calls for a Howard Zinn quote:
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all-over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” (Howard Zinn)
Good luck with your choice of out of touch Toff in the election,because whoever you vote for, the government will get in(Full of old etonians,just like everything we used to have a say in....Football grounds,Drama Classes/all actors/pop stars are now 'Posh',Pubs,they've stolen everything)....and they ALL want to continue the capitalist kamikaze ride to inevitable self immolation.
(Except The GREENS....who are endorsed,second place to ABSTAINING,by Year Zero records)

So in the next riots, don't forget your mask, try and avoid looting any Plasma Screens and head for Whitehall and Westminster.Smash up the Houses of Shame and MI6 instead of the High Street shops.

1 "Pity The Small/Social Security" (8:37)

DOWNLOAD the left over lolly HERE! (lol)


Anonymous said...

Ah when he (?) sings "Social Security" it reminded me of something but I couldn't quite place it - then I realised it was the missing link between Genesis and Genesis (P-Orridege) .... top snuff

bill said...

Yeah, good stuff. It's a long long way from 'Things Can Only Get Better... maybe this is more the sound of the New Politics, I hope.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Absolutely William,spread the word.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Genesis?....i did sit through a day of Genesis album last year,never having heard them before.I have to admit to liking a lot of the early gabriel lps. But i don't see any link to that and LOL....Gen P-O yes. Or did you mean Genesis from the bible?

Anonymous said...

OK go here
Scroll forward to 10.33 and listen for the line about Social Security .... is it a reference, I dunno...

badgerstump said...

yep .... it's there

but please don't make me listen to Genesis again!

badgerstump said...

... forgot to mention

i was on Parliament green when the horses charged in and started the "Poll Tax Riot". i was stood in front of South Africa House as it was set on fire.

few years later I was one of the poeple trying to rip down the BNP head offices.

and now we have Nigel Garage.

don't vote. agitate.

Jonny Zchivago said...

"Agitate", I feel a song coming on! Feel free to donate lyrics. Don't waste your 'vote', put your X on a brick and throw it through an Oligarch's window.
I reiterate, that is not your local shop!

Jonny Zchivago said...

And no, you don't have to listen to Genesis ever again.For me it was purely an archaeological exercise.One must learn how not to do it in order to know how to do it right.Right?

Paul Harvey said...

Yeah, it's a slippy prog-road, you start off listening to Robert Fripp and the odd King Crimson album and before you know it, you're sizing yourself up for a Rick Wakeman wizard cape - those who do not remember their prog are condemned to re-heat it...

Yeah, as a Miners Strike, Wapping and Poll Tax Riot veteran, the consumer-frenzy of the recent riots was a very depressing experience to watch unfolding.

In my opionion, the only chance we have here in the UK is a Syriza style coalition with a simple set of demands - sales tax on all 'City' financial transactions, ban financial derivatives, jail the bankers, nationalise the Bank of England, arrest Blair and form a long term economic relationship with the BRICS nations, oh and start making things, building stuff again and growing our own food - sorry, just had a momentary lapse of utopian dreaming.....

Jonny Zchivago said...

You forgot to mention nationalise All 'guilty' banks,WITHOUT compensation.Also, the energy companies,transport and water companies. Who's cares if they will be less efficient! Nazi Germany was efficient.
I always fancied a wizard cape myself.
And I like King Crimson mark 2.There's prog and there's Prog