Electric Dreams EP

by All These Wasted Nuts

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global extinction forecast sectarianism again a monkey on our backs and we march on to the shopping mall we do not seek community we do not shout for unity all we have on the left is scrutiny a capitalist dichotomy for equal opportunity because we all we all forgot the class war no war but the class war no war but the class war no war but the class war ... Please note: ”No War But The Class War (NWBTCW) is a motto expressing opposition to capitalism used by anarchist and communist groups.[1] It is also the name for a number of anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist groups… As a slogan, "No War But The Class War" has been used by people not necessarily linked to any of the above groups. It is widely used by diverse Marxist groups as a means of underlining the priority of class struggle above other political aims and as a general anti-militarist slogan.” - wikipedia Ignoring the "above other political aims" part, I feel the word "priority" can and should hold more nuance as it does have a plural form. Someone can understand the importance of something and have that help inform their actions without having it dictate a hierarchy. This song, by intention, aims at alluding to the necessity of divorcing struggles from neo-liberal politics... This song does not intend any delegitimisation of struggles against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, nationalism, speciesism, and so on.
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we've got xenophobic violence we can't make it stop class division here is ridiculously aloft and South Africa your rage makes your neighbour bleed and those to blame are locked in their ivory towers laughing there's Nkandla but Zuma wants a shopping mall while people do not have homes or electricity at all and the politician ate all the money and all of them are locked in their ivory towers laughing turn your rage on the state in 2015 kings are still a bad idea
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I have been trying to write a song about Abahlali baseMjondolo and a 17 year old girl that got shot by police. ...but it feels so fake. It feels so false to be sitting writing words that I know nothing about. ...and In Durban and Cape Town there have been forced removals in informal settlements. Apartheid like measures captured on iPhones. Wounded protesters murdered in their hospital beds... and does anybody care? ...Maybe It's too far from home “Nqobile Nzuza a 17 year old girl, a grade 9 learner at Bonella High School and an Abahlali baseMjondolo supporter was gunned down at around 5:00 a.m. this morning. Nqobile was shot twice from behind with live ammunition. Luleka Makhwenkwana was also shot in her arm with live ammunition and she is in King Edward Hospital. Thulisile Zide fainted and went unconscious, she is also in hospital. This is shoot to kill policing. This is the crackdown that the police and politicians promised on protests. This is policing that is willing to murder to suppress the struggle for real justice and real freedom. This is policing that is used to oppress the people in the interests of the ruling party… ANC members openly threaten us with death and the police never act against them… The police are claiming that they had to shoot with live ammunition to save their lives. This is a simple lie. We note that some media are repotting the police statement on this matter as if it is the truth. We would like to remind the media that the police in Durban have a long history of lying. Remember Marikana! Remember how they lied about the attack on our movement in the Kennedy Road settlement in 2009! Remember how in 2006 they lied and said that they had shot Monica Ngcobo, a 19 year old woman, in the stomach with rubber bullet at a protest in Umlazi and yet the autopsy showed that she was shot in the chest with a shotgun. We have exposed police lies in court on many occasions. We will expose today’s lies in court too. The police are not to be trusted.” - Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement, 30 September 2013
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the kids wanted an Occupy they had seen it on tv and thought it a riot oh what a riot oh what a riot Cape Town had an Occupy but the kids didn't want to stay out late I saw photographs red and black flag in hand
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Noisy Song 04:12
it feels like my heart was cut out with a small spade i don't know by who they really wedged it in what are we going to drink

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Electric Dreams is an adventure away from the guitar and washboard setup that ATWN is known for. These songs are all dated. Most of the recording was done in 2015. The song Occupy Cape Town was originally written for Sloppy Folk circa 2012... Does anybody read these?

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released December 6, 2018

Recorded in Middleburg (Mpumalanga) @ AtomicGarden Studios circa 2015.

Shaun - guitar, vocals
C.W Christ - guitar, bass, drums, vocals
KPD - drums
Tyrone - vocals, Bugle on Noisy Song
Pieter - gang vocals on Occupy Cape Town

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