" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 22, 2011

World Entertainment War

I purchased this album after reading Rob Brezsny's book "PRONOIA"
" Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, Revised and Expanded: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings "
A good read, in my opinion.
A book worth perusing, by the way.
Anyway, I purchased this album mainly because I liked the book and the ideas it espoused .
Just looking at the tittles of the songs had me intrigued.

Track Listings
1. Relax
2. Dark Ages
3. Apathy and Ignorance
4. Pagan Jake's Dream Girl
5. Telepathics Anonymous
6. Marlboro Man Jr.
7. Kick Your Own Ass
8. We Have Ways
9. Garbageland
10. Yaya Gaga
11. Prayer Wars
12. For Your Ears Only
13. Kick In
14. Snake Dance
15. Break the Law
16. Televisionary
17. Purity Test
18. Get Outta My Head
19. Furnace of Nuclear Love
20. In a Crisis
21. Control Yourself
22. Mediapocalypse
So, I sent away for a copy, and was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be quite a catchy little CD, as well. 
 You can sample a track here if you want to hear how they sound.
It would be great to hear some of these songs covered by some modern mainstream singers and bands.
I just love how they describe themselves in their Bio;
World Entertainment War Fights the Genocide of the Imagination
When you're too well-entertained to move, screaming is good exercise, so please scream along with us!
We will succeed where the paranoids have failed!
We will take back the airwaves from the entertainment criminals!
Long live the primordial music of our televisionary revolution!
Visualize a pagan revival meeting mixed with a dance therapy session and a cynics' pep rally and a tribal hoedown and a lecture at the "Anarchists Just Wanna Have Fun" Think Tank.
Safe Sex God (lead vocals): Rob Brezsny
Safe Sex Goddess (lead vocals): Darby Gould
Neuromancer Riffs (guitar): George Earth
Subversive Rhythms (drums): Anthony Guess
Thunder in the Earth (bass): Daniel Lewis
Macho Feminist Love Games (keyboards): Amy Excolere
Deep emotion guaranteed! Global warming in your pants! Learn to use your nightmares to become rich and famous! Wear your funniest face! Eat money! Get rid of your guilt -- maybe forever!
Learn the art of underpants hats! Legal highs not legal lows! Maximum security clearances! Fabulous horoscopes for everybody! Pretend to be crazy so you can get away with doing what's right! Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be jerks! Kick your own ass!

1 comment:

Trish said...

Pronoia: great title. off to sample these goodies!