After having Iggy ready to detonate himself with a dynamite-belt, now we’ve got a babe in the same pose and situation. It’s something really sick going on, or this is just another usual Monday morning?
Although “Babes in Consumerland” coming 21 years after their debut left-field dancefloor hit “Corporate Slave”, it was my first direct collision with Snog and I’m sold. The 10 tracks of “Babes in Consumerland” are a gloomy mixture of 80’s flavored electronics and beats, subversive pop hooks, post-industrial resonances with humor to keep us sane and contains acid criticism of our regression and comfortable consumerism. Great lyrics, simple, but very effective music and arrangements, a little bit of sex, a little bit of politics, perfect mixture and outcome.
The album have several key-tracks. My favorites are “The New Cocksucker Blues” (“Have you sucked some cock today?” respectively “I piss on you when you’re on fire”) which is a kinky reference to the music industry, but might be also related to The Rolling Stone’s 1970’s “Cocksucker Blues”, the last single The Stones had to produce for Decca Records which obviously the has been never released; “Everything Is Under Control” – which is a strong parody of pop music and culture and proves only that actually nothing is under control; “21st Century Lullaby” with a charming Pink Floyd versus David Bowie taste or the industrial fueled “The Corporate Homoerotic Cyclists”.
This is a very colorful and enjoyable journey through contemporary electronic pop music with nice additional flavors and consistent content. Which is completely rare nowadays. So, I love it.
01 – The Plug-In Drug
02 – Everything Is Under Control
03 – Adolph’s Library
04 – Bleak Is My Favourite Chic
05 – Otto Rahn
06 – The Corporate Homoerotic Cyclists
07 – The New Cocksucker Blues
08 – Soul Invictus
09 – 21st Century Lullaby
10 – Apocalypse Fatigue
Snog are: Dee Thrussell, Samantha Sanders and Christine Arkley-Smith. With Special guests: Felix Kubin (MS-20), Ash Wednesday (AKS), John Justin Stewart (Guitar), Ruby Q (Vocals), Klaus Liebezeit (Drums) and Atom TM (PS 3100). Snog – Babes In Consumerland CD Metropolis Records April 23 2013 1.
All History Is A Lie Agreed Upon.. .. – Napoleon.
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins) Ref: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)
The band name is a reference to “kissing and cuddling,” and Thrussell has stated that the name symbolizes the Marxist concept of destroying barriers between people.
Otherwise, according to the Urban Dictionary :
1. verb; to interface passionately with another being, creating a field of physical obsession and focused arousal +centered+ on the lips, mouth and tongue.
2. verb; to play tonsil hockey
3. verb; to give comfort or show affection to a fellow user of an internet forum. (syn: /lick, /spamHug)
“…the world melts away into a clutter of noise and shadow when we’re snogging…”
“…let’s snog, baby.”
Buy it or steal it!!