Battle of Los Angeles is still a brutal album. And no less relevant than it was a decade ago.
To this day, I get goosebumps when I hear the first verse from Sleep now in the Fire, which carries one of the most chilling indictments of entrenched power, both politicians and CEO’s alike, I’ve ever seen:
So raise your fists
And march around
Don’t dare take what you need
I’ll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i’ll drag you to your grave
I’m deep inside your children
They’ll betray you in my name
This is the sort of music that Socrates would have banned for its seditious effects on the minds of men. Keep calm, and carry on.
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- ataxiwardance said: Excellent album. However, I’m a bit confused. Not sure exactly why Socrates would have banned anything for seditious content. Is this an allusion to the charges brought against him for “corruption of the youth”?
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