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Peace (Spaffed Up The Wall)

 

Running Time: 4:33

Released On: "Yearn To Voice" - Various Artists (15 tracks)

Label: Institute For Alien Research

Release Date: 20th August 2022

Format: Download

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Our 16th piece for Shaun Robert's endlessly explorative musique concrète compilation series, and once again he succeeds in the further expansion of our comfort zone. The brief for this collection was concrète poetry, which we'd kinda done for Vladimir Vpdodo's Shorty Music series with 2020 Vision, so Skit and I sat down with a bottle of that nice lemon and mint stuff you get from Aldi (*other budget supermarkets are available) and did some serious brainstorming. Much of this was taken up with our mutual annoyance at how many subscription-charging streaming platforms the various Star Trek series are now spread out across. However, as luck would have it, that ultimately lead to the evils of capitalism, politics in general, the prime directive vs 21st century morality and how our quest for world peace has been, as Skit so eloquently put it, spaffed up the wall.

"Spaffed?" I queried, "What the fuck does 'spaffed' mean?"

"Boris Johnson say it," Skit nodded, "him master of English language, cream of intelligentsia, Prime Minister, runs country, must be real word, yas."

* Of course, he's not Prime Minister any more, but he was still there (ish) during our brainstorming session. Three weeks is a long time in politics, innit?

So here, the Magic Bullet would like to present what Dave Gorman (*other wickedly intelligent, insightful and original comedians are available, but come on, they don't come much better) describes as a found poem. It's constructed from the speeches and news-clips of the many statesmen, tyrants and clowns that have either dreamt of peace or helped it on its journey up the wall. We've put all the quotes below for you, in case you'd like to sing along, except whatever it was Krushchev said, coz our Russian isn't that good, so we just picked a bit that sounded important. If it turns out he was hoping it was chips for tea that night, we can only apologise and plead ignorance. Oh, yes, all the other foreign bits panning left and right; it's symbolic of the cyclical and reactionary nature of politics throughout history, you understand, they are actually saying 'left' and 'right', appropriately panned, in as many different languages as we could think of. Borders on profound, don't you think?

 
 

No President has done more for our black community
I have a dream
The world is now a much safer place
War
I won, by the way, but you know, you'll find that out
America first
Very deranged individual
God
The holy mission
Crisis
Crisis
Disaster
Surveillance
Discrimination
International immorality
Prison
Fighting strength
Defensive weapon
Hiroshima
The enemy
Vietnam
Military build up
Iraq
Destroyed
Palestine
Wipe out the population



Syria
Never again
And the Middle East
Execute
Bosnia
Fighting
Old enmities
Northern Ireland
Cuba
Missile sites
Russia
Relax
We're doing great
It all will pass
Ukraine
I'm not denying climate change
But it could very well go back
The United States Of America
Invincible
Thank you
Nuclear strike
Mental health is your problem here
Atomic bomb
This is a mental health problem at the highest level
Peace
Spaffed up the wall


 
 

The Great, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly;

Donald Trump, Martin Luther King, Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, John Major, Nikita Khrushchev, Margaret Thatcher and Boris Johnson

 
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