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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Hellacopters : Rock ' n ' Roll is Dead 2005






Just why would an album be titled Rock & Roll Is Dead when the contents within are good old-fashioned rock & roll?
Undoubtedly , it's because one of Sweden's most popular rock acts , the Hellacopters , is displeased with the state of rock music . So it would be a highly logical guess that the title is aimed at all the homogenized rock acts running amok on the charts .
While most "retro rockers" have no problem replicating the sonics of yesteryear , it's when it comes to penning memorable tracks like their heroes that they usually run into a stumbling block . But the Hellacopters are one of the exceptions as evidenced here by such standouts as "Monkeyboy," the very Stonesy "Leave It Alone," and "Murder on My Mind." And as with most modern-day garage revivalists , the Hellacopters can't resist slipping in a few "bash and wail" numbers as well ("Bring It on Home," "Put Out the Fire," etc.).



Tracks:

1 Before the Fall 2:11
2 Everything's on T.V. 3:14
3 Monkey Boy 2:38
4 No Angel to Lay Me Away 3:55
5 Bring It on Home 2:11
6 Leave It Alone 4:00
7 Murder on My Mind 3:10
8 I'm in the Band 3:19
9 Put out the Fire 3:08
10 I Might Come See You Tonight 3:24
11 Nothing Terribly New 2:59
12 Make It Tonight 2:44
13 Time Got No Time to Wait for me 3:28


EVERYTHING IS ON TV



I have a TV screen of some 32 inches
TV dinner and an easy chair
From where I view a disaster
And switch the channel fast
And thank my lucky star I wasn't there
The world's in a hurry but I don't have to worry
There's a movie on with a happy end
I've seen it before but I can see it some more
So I don't have to go out and pretend

No I don't have to go out
I'll just stay inside - it doesn't bother me
I have all I need because everything is on TV



I can pay to get heard or to get the last word
Wire money to some charity
While I do as I please and bake in my own grease
I better keep my conscience clean
The world's in a hurry but I don't have to worry
I got my virtue and I got my vice
I got bedsores - aching ligaments galore
Now that's a tiny sacrifice

No I don't have to go out
I'll just stay inside - it keeps me company
I have all I need because everything is on TV
Everything is on TV
Everything is on TV



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