How I Learned to stop Worrying and Forget the Bomb
We have made an LP with the help of IATDE
records and we hope you like it as much as us.
The tracks are:
1. Child of God
2. Dont Rape my dear Papa and then rub your Penis in my Face
3. Ewans Song
4. Pick a Bale of Cotton
6. Clothe Fucking Slave (On your soul you Reap)
7. One Mans meat is another Mans Forearm
8. Girl from Ipanema
9. This is War and This is what its Good For
10. The Stylist Says
11. This is how they used to live in Ancient Mexico
12. Frying pan Sexy man
13. White man has a God Complex
We recorded it at the legenary 1in12 club during the spring months
of 2003. It was produced by Brian Talbot.
This is a list of the samples used in the album.
Child of God
Starts with Roy Ayers Daddy Bug which subsides
to a loop of Curt Flood, the American Baseball Player talking about
racism, and his treatment at the hands of Southern Whites. An incredible
man, his voice alone makes me want to weep.
Dont Rape my dear Papa and then rub your Penis in my Face
Begins with a sample of Leadbelly, the blues singer performing Black
Betty. Over top of this comes in a sample taken from an interesting
motion picture called Black Gestapo. It is part of the
Blaxploitation genre of the 1970s and is itself a curious
examination of the corrupting effect of power.
The sample that starts this track comes from a documentary film
by the Hughes Brothers called American Pimp. Im
sure you can guess the subject matter of this production, and many
people feel that it glamorises that field of work, but people who
think that are ill educated scum. The person explaining his profession
is named Rosebud (like the sledge in Citizen Cane).
The track finishes with the magical Pam Grier, performing in the
1972 feature film, Coffy.
Pick a Bale of Cotton
This is our interpretation of a song once recorded by Leadbelly,
and actually does contain a looped sample of him playing at the
beginning, and throughout the whole track.
When we were Kings supplies all the samples that wrap
up this song. The words are spoken by Muhammad Alis trainer
and the boxer Joe Frazier, who would himself battle Ali three times.
It is incredible to think what George Foreman was before this fight
and what he has become since.
The song ends with Robert Openheimer talking about the testing of
the first atom bomb on July 16 1945. He is truly one of the most
lost people of the twentieth century. Many more people have had
it worse, but he affected peoples lives the World over. Even
the American government turned their backs on him.
Clothe Fucking Slave
The chimp sample comes from the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard
that is a beautiful examination of fame and Hollywood, and whose
main character is already dead before the film starts. You have
to love William Holden.
The Va Va Voom sample comes the Robert Aldrich film noir classic
Kiss me Deadly. Both these films should be on your watch
before I die list. Dickheads.
One Mans meat is another Mans Forearm
This contains a line from the 1967s Spy comedy The Presidents
Analyst. Great film, mainly for the midgets.
Girl from Ipanema
It uses a looped sample of Sammy Davis Jr doing a version of this
superb tune and then ends with a line from the contemporary film
Happiness. Watch everything by Tod.
This is War and This is what its Good For
All the samples in this song are taken from an LP called Marches,
Songs, Speeches- Nazi Germany WWII off the Audio Masterpiece
label. Very informative.
The Stylist Says
The man speaking at the beginning of this track is the fictional
character Hank, from the American TV programme The Larry Sanders
Show. I like to laugh. Do you? The main beat in this song
is taken from the Winstons Ahem Brother. A truly
wonderful funk classic. It also contains excerpts of Judy Garlands
Danny Boy, Blind Willie Johnson I know his blood
can make me whole, and Merle Haggards War.
The whole number finishes off with George E Scott performing in
Kubriks Doctor Strangelove.
This is how they used to live in Ancient Mexico
This contains a sampled theremin, which is originally being played
by one of the devils. This track ends with an excerpt from Richard
M. Nixon inaugural address. Great Guy.
Frying pan Sexy man
In this song the two spoken samples are taken from French
Connection and Eating Raoul, Ill let you
decide which is from which. The harmonica is taken from Black Sabbaths
The Wizard. Good song, maybe should do a cover version
of it?America aint shit because the
White man has a God Complex
This contains two samples that both relate to the title of the Song.
The first is The Last Poets Whites got a God Complex
and the other is taken from the film Being There. This
should be everybodys favourite Peter Sellers film and it contains
an obscure reference to the title of this song. The other sample
thrown in between these two, is U.S Airforce Commander, Jack D.
Ripper played by Sterling Hayden, again from Doctor Strangelove.
I am bored with you.