Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flobots - Fight With Tools (2008)

When a pair of visionary, quick-witted emcees joins forces with a battle-hardened, groove-fusing rhythm section, a classically trained violist and trumpet player, the result is a sound that explores and expands the frontiers of live hip-hop. Progressive in both style and message, the band’s ability to drop from symphonic rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down string-laden breakbeats has earned Flobots a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.

Download Fight With Tools

  1. There’s A War Going On For Your Mind
  2. Mayday!!!
  3. Same Thing
  4. Stand Up
  5. Fight With Tools
  6. Handlebars
  7. Never Had It
  8. Combat
  9. The Rhythm Method (Move!)
  10. Anne Braden
  11. We Are Winning
  12. Rise

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bad Religion

Three of my favorite releases from 1982 How Could Hell Be Any Worse, 1988 Suffer and 1990 Against The Grain all killer albums, I still remember when I broke the tape on my cassette of Suffer. The photo above I remember relating to many a time, their precise political lyrics and driving beat exercised my angst against the powers that be many times over and still does.

How Could Hell Be Any Worse
Against The Grain