Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Global War (Now In Progress)
Jerry Falwell died today. While the Meat Beetles would not wish death on anyone, and while we feel for his friends and family, let's face one fact: The world is a slightly less hateful place this evening. Falwell was a leading exponent of bigotry and intolerance in this society. He was an ardent supporter of the apartheid government in South Africa. His contempt for the liberal/secular principles on which America was founded ran so deep that he even went so far as to say that the we Americans got what was coming to us on September 11, 2001. Despicable!
About this song: This was The Meat Beetles' first sample-based piece, recorded in 1986. They thought it would be fun to record a Falwell sermon off TV and play it backwards to see if there were back-masked Satanic messages. Are there? Decide for yourself. In 1986 The Meat Beetles did not have access to the computer technology that they use today--just a 4-track cassette recorder and a portable (Radio Shack) cassette recorder. You can hear the tape stopping and starting in places. And what the heck is a "tomosexual"? As with other early Meat Beetles recordings, this one has a lot of rough edges, but we thought it would make a fitting farewell to Falwell. Bye, Jerry, and lots of luck trying to push that camel through a needle's eye!
Listen: Global War (Now In Progress) (6 MB)
Download Mp3 (6 MB)