Recipe for Fascism

Lyrics

This is an attempt at a worthwhile tape (1)
The cad, he... The cad, he...
He no longer denies or hides his enfondness for mech.
What is unequalled
Unsure, he writhes
Built up to twelve [therm?]
Burnt at the crease...
The little he'd learned was of no concern
To topics of condition to me
All virtue of permeation
Fine tuning Fine tuning

Notes

1. Well, he's asking for it with this line, isn't he? According to one report I have found, his was originally slated to the the title track of the album that came to be called Levitate, but it was subsequently dropped from the album, and its the kind of track (like "Unutterable" and W.M.C.--Blob 59 ) that, if it is to make sense at all, can only do so by playing a role in the context of an album. As a non-album track, on the other hand, it is just an oddity.

From Dan, including his droll remark about page numbering--trust us, he's not amused:

 

From Maximum RockNRoll, #279, August 2006. Interview by Allan McNaughton. No page numbering, how very punk.
 


MRR: Reading a bit about UK politics from over here, there's a sense that the Tories are going to worm their way back into power. Not that it makes much of a difference, since Labour are essentially Tories now anyway...

In 1997 I said they were a recipe for Fascism.

MRR: The Tories

Labour. I thought that in 1997 and I think that now. The BNP (British National Party, a National Front offshoot) where I live are winning elections left right and center.

MRR: That's what I've been hearing. It's crazy.

It was obviously going to happen because this government is so stupid. I mean why did they go into the Iraq war? America's got their own concerns, but...

MRR: So do you think the policies of Labour alienated people to the extent that they turned to the BNP?

Turned to fucking fascism. That's what I always thought... I knew it was going to happen. Cos they're idiots. It's just a middle-class party. Supposed to be a Labour party, for the working class. They've all got three houses, three cars, people see that.

MRR: So people see the BNP as an answer?

Yeah, normally sensible people. My friends, friends of mine. It's awful.

MRR: But if you don't vote Labour, who else is there to vote for?

That's what they say to me. But I'll tell you this Allan, my father, my grandfather, fought against the fucking Nazis so you could do what you wanted....

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dannyno
  • 1. dannyno | 08/06/2018
From Maximum RockNRoll, #279, August 2006. Interview by Allan McNaughton. No page numbering, how very punk.


MRR: Reading a bit about UK politics from over here, there's a sense that the Tories are going to worm their way back into power. Not that it makes much of a difference, since Labour are essentially Tories now anyway...

In 1997 I said they were a recipe for Fascism.

MRR: The Tories

Labour. I thought that in 1997 and I think that now. The BNP (British National Party, a National Front offshoot) where I live are winning elections left right and center.

MRR: That's what I've been hearing. It's crazy.

It was obviously going to happen because this government is so stupid. I mean why did they go into the Iraq war? America's got their own concerns, but...

MRR: So do you think the policies of Labour alienated people to the extent that they turned to the BNP?

Turned to fucking fascism. That's what I always thought... I knew it was going to happen. Cos they're idiots. It's just a middle-class party. Supposed to be a Labour party, for the working class. They've all got three houses, three cars, people see that.

MRR: So people see the BNP as an answer?

Yeah, normally sensible people. My friends, friends of mine. It's awful.

MRR: But if you don't vote Labour, who else is there to vote for?

That's what they say to me. But I'll tell you this Allan, my father, my grandfather, fought against the fucking Nazis so you could do what you wanted....

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