Wednesday 2 March 2011
as good today as it's ever been
1971, anticipating punk, post punk and US hardcore. Cold, angry, workerist, stripped down, anthemic, polemical, articulating the intractable confrontational trajectory of 70’s class politics, bent on strife and martyrdom, determinedly anti-hippy and anti-glam with an icy glamour and rhythmic heat all its own.
"Power to the people
Power to the poor
Power to the workers
Power to us all
And don't you know I feel proud
Just to shake your hand
Don't you know I feel proud
Just to make a stand when the old man dies
On Ascension Day….when we rise."