Ian Brown Illegal Attacks Lyrics

So what the fuck is this UK
Gunnin’ with this US of A
In Iraq and Iran and in Afghanistan

Does not a day go by
Without the Israeli Air Force
Fail to drop it’s bombs from the sky?

How many mothers to cry?
How many sons have to die?
How many missions left to fly over Palestine?
‘Cause as a matter of facts
It’s a pact, it’s an act
These are illegal attacks
So bring the soldiers back
These are illegal attacks
It’s contracts for contacts
I’m singing concrete facts
So bring the soldiers back

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor

So tell me just how come were the Taliban
Sat burning incense in Texas
Roaming round in a Lexus
Sittin’ on six billion oil drums
Down with the Dow Jones, up on the Nasdaq
Pushed into the war zones

It’s a commercial crusade
‘Cause all the oil men get paid
And only so many soldiers come home
It’s a commando crusade
A military charade
And only so many soldiers come home

Soldiers, soldiers come home
Soldiers come home

Through all the blood and sweat
Nobody can forget
It ain’t the size of the dog in the fight
It’s the size of the fight in the dog on the day or the night
There’s no time to reflect
On the threat, the situation, the bark nor the bite
These are commercial crusades
‘Cos all the oil men get paid
These are commando crusades
Commando tactical rape
And from the streets of New York and Baghdad to Tehran and Tel Aviv
Bring forth the prophets of the Lord
From dirty bastards fillin’ pockets
With the profits of greed

These are commercial crusades
Commando tactical raids
Playin’ military charades to get paid

And who got the devils?
And who got the Lords?
Build yourself a mountain – Drink up in the fountain
Soldiers come home
Soldiers come home
Soldiers come home
Soldiers come home

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor

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The Beastie Boys are coming back in 2007 with an instrumental only album that’s sounding pretty cool from the stuff that’s leaked out so far. One of the few bands that improved album by album over a period of 10 years or so, peaking with Hello Nasty, don’t know the wisdom behind dropping the vocals but bring it on. Looks like there’s going to be a movie to accompany each track from the album so stay tuned. Here’s Off The Grid and The Rat Cage followed by an MP3 download of Off The Grid from another site. Don’t think Off The Grid is the lp version, just a live in the studio take.

Off The Grid

The Rat Cage

Off The Grid MP3 download, new Beastie Boys track. DOWNLOAD

Find an exclusive Beastie Boys remix by The Good Heads HERE

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Podcast 1 (Heavy Music)

April 8, 2007

I Am The Resurrection. It’s nice to be back.

There should have been a play podcast button here but Word Press doesn’t support that. Shame.

For the moment you can find the podcast here:

Podbean is just a free podcasting site I’ve found, so let me know if they insert adverts into the recording or something bizarre. Also, let me know if I run out of free bandwidth, you can’t hear the mix, it won’t download / play, etc.

Track Listing:


Bob Seger and The Last Heard – Heavy Music, Part 2

Candie Payne – All I Need To Hear

Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control (Le Tigre Remix)

Buddy Miles – Train

The Good Heads vs The Beastie Boys – Keep On / Oh Word

Kasabian vs The Stone Roses – Processed Waterfall

Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter

Lee Mavers of The La’s – Human Race

The Adacement – Stone Folk

Podcast notes:
First up is a storming piece of 1967 Detroit mod / soul / punk rock from Bob Seger. Heavy Music indeed. Steve Winwood ain’t got nothing on Bob. Give a serious listen to the Candie Payne track. She’s gonna be massive. The album could well be the record of 2007 if the label actually get round to releasing it. The version of the Gossip’s ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’ included here can be heard in TV shows such as The L Word and Skins in the UK. It’s kind of here in the podcast to sucker ‘passing traffic’ into listening to the Candie Payne song. No apologies. Buddy Miles is best known for his association with Jimi Hendrix but check out this runaway train of a track. The Good Heads would like to thank Mike D, Adrock and MCA – it was a pleasure guys – before going on to introduce ‘Processed Waterfall’. You may realise Merry Clayton co-vocalised on the original Gimme Shelter, this is her own interpretation of perhaps The Rolling Stones’ finest moment. And it’s nice to be back today of all days with a taster of what Lee Mavers has been up to. Taken from ‘the crescent’ rehearsal in the late 90s (it’s not the greatest source material really, but hey). Please release that second La’s album sometime soon feller.

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The Meters

January 2, 2007

YouTube Link here.

The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py, Jungle Man – (live 1974)

The Meters

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This blog sounds like and doesn’t sound like – Sweaty dancefloors, rocknfuckinroll, psych, soul, New Orleans funk, funk, garage, psychedelic dance music, reggae, Nuggets, The Merseysippi…. Some good things: Some Velvet Morning, Morricone, Primal Scream, Aretha’s Rock Steady, Cherrystones, The Congos Fisherman, Shake Some Action, The Action, Faust 72, The Small Faces, Carol Kaye – Bass Catch, The Clash, Helter Skelter, Gal Costa – Tuareg, The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Ananda Shankar – Streets of Calcutta, Heavy Music pt2, The Stairs (Edgar Jones), Sympathy For The Devil, Lee Dorsey, Flaming Lips, Shack & Michael Head, Electric Mud, Hendrix, Credence Clearwater Revival, Dungen, Frankie Valli The Night, The Maytals, Timebox Beggin’, Lee Mavers, Spencer Davis Group Im A Man, Damon Poor Poor Genie, Mani & Reni and the Stone Roses, Vishti Bunyan- Where I Like To Stand, The Meters, House Of Mirrors, Sly Stone, Mohammed Rafi, Lou Rawls, Sun Ra, Serge Gainsbourg, etc…