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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Real f**king gone

Keeping with the cultural theme... (back to politics tomorrow I think).

Just been listening properly to Tom Waits' new album 'Real Gone' and it's absolutely blinding. Particularly the second track 'Hoist that Rag' which is a sort of demented, distorted salsa that's barely listenable to. His 'singing' sounds like one of those new-age therapy sessions where people go into the woods and do primal screams, except he sounds like he wants the world to end. It's a theme song for Iraq. Sort of a cross between Buena Vista Social Club and Napalm Death. (Which is entirely appropriate considering the US army's penchant for locking people up in Cuba or raining napalm on them from a great height.)


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