Digital Drug War
We have finally made the Drug War 7" available in the form music was born for, the MP3. Throw out that rusty turntable and download some BLOWBACK at the following digital music hubs:
(Apple fascist scum)
Take over the Blowback website!
We just put all of the song lyrics in a new section of the site -- now not
only can you read them but write your comments on each song page and say what you
think. We will probably regret this later -- but have at it. The
new lyrics page is HERE
The Reviews are In
Some new reviews -- Drug War from Punk and Destroy
from Japan and
from Spain. Let us know if you want to try translating...
Chalmers Johnson on blowback
Here's a video you should check out:
Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic , talks about the U.S. 'military-petroleum complex,' the overextension of the American military, nuclear proliferation, and the decline of Washington's credibility abroad. ...
Drug War 7" out this week!!
Finally! The new record is here!
We just posted the first track DRUG WAR on our (*cough*) MySpace
. Check it out and let us know what you think.
These are the songs we recorded with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios, the
place is like a museum of DC punk history and he's done so many amazing records
(Fugazi, Minor Threat, etc.) -- hopefully some of it rubbed off.
already said this:
"The Drug War EP is great. Love the title track. Sounds like a long
lost, amazing DOA song!"
You can get it at the following places:
and possibly your local music store.
Colombian Army building base on Kofán Lands
We want you all to know about an issue very close to us. The Colombian Army
is building a military base on land occupied by the indigenous Kofán people.
Construction has begun that is both in violational of national and international
law, violating ancestral land, and endangering the local ecosystem and the
well being of the Kofán people. Read
the press release issued today
. More information to come.
Updates on the Drug War
(the policy, that is, not our song about it...)
Curious how government efforts to eradacite drug use are going? Take a look
at the new DRUG
where we're posting updates and commentary. Talk back and let
us know what you think!
Track List for DRUG WAR
The new record is almost ready! It is will be called DRUG WAR
with 4 new songs recorded with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington,
VA. The track list is:
This will be a 7" release. The artwork was done by Rob Hanna
of Aborted Society and looks great. We'll post the cover and an
MP3 in the next couple of weeks..
In the Studio
New BLOWBACK music is coming soon! We will be recording at
Inner Ear Studios
in DC with Don Zientara (Fugazi, Minor Threat)
, and can't wait to be
in the studio with a guy who has recorded more great albums than any of us
Also, we have a new
from our good friend and political pundit Sam Smith.
It's actually an old one that reads like it was written
yesterday. We're caught in a time warp.
Save Kenneth Foster
Word has come to us from the ever-disturbing world of state-sponsored
murder, whose main cuplrit continues to be the State of Texas.
In this case, a person who was driving a get-away car who did
not intend to be party to a murder is facing imminent execution,
wth the prosecutor invoking the ever-hysterical trigger point
of 9/11 to ensure another state-sponsored murder.
If you are a Texan, please consider making an urgent appeal THIS WEEK to
your state legislator and governor. If you are not a Texan, please
consider calling the governor’s office.
We Shall Not Be Moved
Thanks to Alan and Anna Shockley for sending over a video of protest
From Alan: "Nine people were arrested at the Supreme Court
practicing their first amendment rights (protesting the death
penalty). I edited the video to No Nos Moveran
From Anna: "Our purpose, collectively, was to call attention
to the fact that our government is killing people in our names
and that we do not wish to be accomplices to state sanctioned
murder, and also to exercise our first amendment right to petition
the government for a redress of our grievance."
To get the full story, go to the Charleston
site and the Abolitionist
Sam Smith is at it again. Click
and find his latest call and proposal to "bring America back
to life, back to its constitution, back to its ideals, back to sanity
and back to reasons for enthusiasm and pride in being an American."
We can promise you that you will not be bored.
photo Christina Hersey
EVERYONE we met in the Pacific Northwest!
Please sign up for the email list so we can keep in touch -- new
music and more shows should be coming soon. Super thanks
to Brian & Funhouse, CLR, Eight Hour Disease, Kyle Nixon,
The Ignorant, Damien, John, PC-PDX and Brainstains, Arya &
KPSU, The Taxpayers, and everyone else! Also thanks to Christina
and Matt for the great pics! All coming on the website soon.
- Please try to watch HELL: Our Fear and Fascination
segment that will air on ABC's 20/20
program this FRIDAY JULY 13th at 10pm. As part of addressing the
concept of Hell 20/20 will talk with torture survivors including
Sister Dianna,founder of TAASC (Torture Abolition and Survivors
Support Coalition International) in Washington, D.C.
- If you missed listening to BLOWBACK live on KPSU last week,
the whole thing is posted in their archives for the next few weeks
Our favorite part: the disclaimer voiceover when we
played SMF --"The opinions expressed... do not necessarily
reflect those of Portland Public School, Portland State University,
KPSU or the participating sponsors."