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Better late than never! I’ve made my best stab at the lyrics for each track and Pete, e’er gracious, corrected my several million Yank errors. Blurb and lyrics up for Confessions of an English Marxist! Get those bastards out of their seats!
Back last May, Pete played a socially distanced solo gig in a lovely looking pub garden in Cheshire. Undoubtedly a solace then, and a solace now. Wimpheads like me will study the stickers on Pete’s acoustic guitar. Thank you, Johnny Gibbs!
And what a set! You Don’t Look Twice; Capitalism Is a Perversion; You Make a Nice Piece of Art; I Love You, You Weirdo; Heterosexuality Is a Construct; You’re Angry, I’m Weary; Government Bread; I Don’t Want to Go There; Preab san Ól; (I’ll Be Your) Subject/Object; Dialing Tone.
Not remotely new news, but last October the band released a new album of catchy catchy tunes for this messed up moment. Confessions of an English Marxist comes on the band’s new home, Madrid’s excellent Bobo Integral. Vinyl sold out, but buy the digital album on Bandcamp! Start with Fuck Art, Let’s Danse and, well, do what the song says (the second part). Other highlights: Rachel Kenedy guest vocals, a rare Wimpshake spooky track (first since Songs of Zoom and Buzz?), “Put Boris Johnson in a tower.” We missed them too, Austin Town Hall!
(Mis)transcription of lyrics to come…