Seattle’s own Post Adolescence are coming back hard with a new single, What You Would Call Socialism (I Would Call Civilization). Putting their signature spin on the post-punk sounds of the Buzzcocks, Placebo and Manic Street Preachers, Post Adolescence are taking fierce aim at the Conservative Tea party.
Singer Johnny Straube’s melody soars over fat n’ crunchy guitars with a modern-day anthem perfectly poised to rock the camps of the Occupy Movement:
“I think I’ll take my tea with some hypocrisy.
Someone went and gave the patients the key,
A media empire, and made an old joke official:
The most trusted news comes from Comedy Central.
You can’t call yourself grassroots when Fox News has you spoken for.
Occupy didn’t even get a bullhorn.
No, not everyone gets to be a millionaire,
But not one person should die for lack of healthcare.
I know it’s hard to doubt Beck, Palin and Limbaugh,
But deregulation’s only freedom from the law.
The only thing that I think we could ever agree upon
Is that Jesus Christ got one part wrong.
The only thing to see new money from your policies
Is the colonial costume industry.
Proudly built on a platform of anti-intellectualism.
You don’t get smaller government by amending the Constitution.
Not every problem can be solved with tax cuts and privatization.
What you would call socialism, I would call civilization.”