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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Most Propagandhi albums end with something that brings a tear to my eye. Whether it's Less Talk, More Rock's "Refusing to be a Man" or Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes's "Purina Hall of Fame," they're songs that just hit me in the gut. Propagandhi's latest album ends with the song "Adventures in Zoochosis." Similar to "Purina," which started with the sounds of someone literally beating the life out of a pig, "Zoochosis" starts with the sounds of children, overlayed with some of Donald Trump's most despicable phrases.
"Zoochosis," mind you, is the term for the repetitive and self-damaging behavior of captive animals. Relating this to the modern political climate, you get a song of immense defeat, with a trickle of hope at the end.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
I'm supposed to be prepping for an interview, so I thought I'd share this song I absolutely love.
I have a lot of words about Hum, as I've been a fan for 25 years and this is their first album in 20, but I'll have to save that due to the aforementioned lame reason. Generally, though, this was my favorite release of the last year. It took me entirely by surprise, having found out about it about a month after its release.
This is a complex album with some really amazing moments, but this song is the first one that really grabbed me. I'm kind of beyond the point of telling if an album is "good" or not, but for Hum that's kind of irrelevant to me anyway. This song hit me like I'd unearthed a favorite song of mine from childhood. It's just so immediately familiar and personal. It literally feels like it was lifted from Hum in 1995.