I’m a Punk Rocker. Hell yeah! True, in my early forty’s, with considerably less hair and tooth then two decades ago, dragging with me several more or less chronic diseases, but still banging. Sometimes. On the other hand I had never believed in the values of the political left. Getting further, I do not believe there is any value in any political build-up and honestly, I do not trust anybody, sometimes not even my own bloody self.
I like Future of the Left and along with PiL, I think FotL is one of the very rare genuine (Post) Punk bands that managed to merge noisiness and aggressiveness with caustic content, intelligence and coherent message. I don’t think there’s anything left “politically correct” – like it ever was something -, but still, this is about music, and FotL still got both the magic and the bollocks to deliver some banging songs while the mainstream is drowning in its own emptiness. And you might be or not lefty, they have something to say while most of the singers only open their mouth to show their tooth. Definitively there is a plot against common sense while Diplo is considered “one of the most influential music taste-makers”…. 😆 😆 😆
In November 2011, the band released the 6 track EP “Polymers Are Forever”, containing the title track and 5 songs that not feature on “The Plot Against Common Sense”, and on 12 March 2012, it was released “Sheena is a T-Shirt Salesman” ( 😆 ), the single which preceded the album.
01 – Sheena Is A T-shirt Salesman
02 – Failed Olympic Bid
03 – Beneath The Waves An Ocean
04 – Cosmo’s Ladder
05 – City Of Exploded Childern
06 – Goals In Slow Motion
07 – Camp Cappuccino
08 – Polymers Are Forever
09 – Robocop 4 – Fuck Off Robocop
10 – Sorry Dad, I Was Late For The Riots
11 – I Am The Least Of Your Problems
12 – A Guide To Men
13 – Anchor
14 – Rubber Animals
15 – Notes On Achieving Orbit
15 tracks, the third album by FotL is a dynamic ride and musically the band covers a large area of genres from Noise Rock to Post Hardcore and from Punk Rock to Post Rock experiments while they managed to be definitively typically FotL, while the lyrics are kind of caustic radiography of what’s going on lately, in mainly sad, but let’s make fun of it manner. Hard not to love it, once you’ll insert the CD it will be almost impossible to shut it down.