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    CD1 - album

    CD2:
    1-16. Original demos for all 15 album tracks & Rapacity, plus:
    17. Turn Your Nose Up alternate version
    18. The Bottom Line alternate version
    19. Worthless alternate version
    20 .Mr Bag

    CD3 - extras / alternates
    1. Introduction by Tony Robinson
    2. Turn Your Nose Up
    3. Party Hard Super Saxed
    4. Party Hard Space Rave
    5. Sculpted To Entice riff discussion
    6. Blue Space loom mix
    7. Mr. Nobody acoustic
    8. The Bottom Line Director's Cut (continues after Archie gets kicked out of the studio.)
    9. Bite The Hand alternate version
    10. The Genesis of Bite The Hand - the actual moment this song took shape, recorded for posterity.
    11. Bite The Hand - where did the intro come from?
    12. Developing The Wasting
    13. The Wasting discussion
    14. Broke and Broken experiment
    15. A Loan Tonight jam
    16. A Loan Tonight chat
    17. Looking Through Different Eyes acoustic
    18. Rapacity development
    19. Rapacity discussion
    20. Slash

    Comes in two CD wallet slipcases with a 12 page printed lyrics booklet and a card wraparound to keep everything in one place. Artwork by Sarah Webb.

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    Comes in a CD wallet slipcase with a 12 page printed lyrics booklet. Artwork by Sarah Webb.

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  • A 40 page lyric / story / artbook with a soft card cover.

    Features an introduction to the album, complete lyrics for all 15 tracks and page by page breakdowns which provide a revealing insight into the story behind the lyrics and the making of the album. Illustrated by Sarah Webb.

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    Features an introduction to the album, complete lyrics for all 15 tracks and page by page breakdowns which provide a revealing insight into the story behind the lyrics and the making of the album. Illustrated by Sarah Webb.

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lyrics

Archie Warner: “Good evening. The news tonight… Proletarian uprising! Two million people march on Downing Street:
If anyone thought that the British were an apathetic race, they can think again - effigies of Brown, Darling, Cameron and Osborn defaced and burned. The masses are angry; angry at the wilful neglect and irreverent attitude of the city slickers and the failure of the government to deal with their selfish excesses, angry at the corruption in the ranks of their elected representatives, and angry that their collective voice is being heedlessly ignored. Here’s Harry Johnson at the site of the disturbance…”

Harry Johnson: “Thank you Archie, The Prime Minister…” (is interrupted)
Protester: “GIMME THAT MIC…” Protester sings:

Don’t bore me with your, rigid rhetoric
Heard it before I’ve, had enough of it
“Must try harder, must do better”
Must sacrifice who you are forever

Eyes and ears of, company reproach
Utter conformist, her being devotes
“Break the will of the daring dreamer”
Break corporate guidelines, and you’re a sinner

THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THEY THINK THEY OWN US
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS,
THAT PROFIT IS THE HOLY FOCUS

Vapid decisions, taken by bigots
Insidious and ill-considered
“Here are your figures, now have a nice day”
Here is your soul – trapped, eroded, enslaved

Your rules dictated by high positions
Self-righteous blowhards piss on your wisdom
An institutionalised piston
Escape their machine and change the system *

THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THEY THINK THEY OWN US
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS,
THAT PROFIT IS THE HOLY FOCUS
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, IF THEY COULD CLONE US
FROM ARCHETYPES THEY, WOULD CREATE LIFE ON,
ASSEMBLY LINES, TO CHARM SHAREHOLDERS

Protester: “You see what they’ve done? This int fair. We pay our taxes and our taxes are used to bail out people who’ve got more money than sense. These greasy crooks have gambled with our very livelihoods and lost. It’s time for them to pay up, time for them to sell their flash cars and their plush penthouse apartments. Time for them to sell, even the extravagant and unnecessary suits from their backs. Every. Single. Ill-gotten gain should be auctioned off in order to sort. This. Mess. Out!

Harry Johnson: “Ahem. Back to you Archie, in the studio”

Shouting, arguing, voices raised in dissent…
Archie Warner: “Well that young man’s given me an idea. I’ve had enough of this desk job. Ohh I’ve had enough. Ohh, look at this – I’m dancing, I’m dancing on the desk, I’m dancing on the desk. Never mind that! You get on with your job. I’m leaving. No, no, no, no, no, I will not calm down. I am inspired. Inspired to join the revolution. You can stick your autocue up your a___.

credits

from Northern Rock: 15 track album, released February 15, 2014

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The Red Pills took their name from the 1999 movie 'The Matrix.' In one scene, Keanu Reeves' character 'Neo' is presented with a choice of pills to ingest; a red pill or a blue pill. Each is a metaphor - taking the blue pill will allow Neo to continue to live a cosy, comfortable lie. Taking the red pill will allow him to wake up to the truth. ... more

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