Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Red Man Will Get Ahead, Man

I successfully avoided every piece of Obama related music leading up to the election, but here’s one that I have checked post-inauguration; the venerable Steinski—the guy who invented Coldcut, DJ Shadow and Girl Talk—has posted up on his blog a quickie track, "None Shall Be Afraid", which mixes up his typically bouncy, tom-heavy drums with snips of the Reverend Lowery’s benediction speech.

As contrast to a Steinski track about optimism and the beginning of a Presidential term here’s one of his about fear and dread and the end of a Presidential career, the sound of Kennedy getting his brains spread across his wife’s dress set to the “Honky Tonk Women” break. It’s goofy and creepy in equal measure, the kind of weird document a conspiracy obsessive could pore repeatedly over, looking for hidden signs. It’s only competition for el supremo Kennedy blam track is surely The Misfits "Bullet" with its incredible lyrics.

Steinski & Mass Media – The Motorcade Sped On [ysi]

“The Motorcade Sped On” is taken from the Steinski retrospective What Does It All Mean which can be bought physical here or digitally here.

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