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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brian's Election Day Special!

(scott)-Brian has submitted some great stuff for us, this is a repeat, BUT it's awesome.......a great album, The Tape Beatles "The Grand Delusion".......Brian turned me on to this album, and it is fucking great......I'll let him fill you in on the details, BUT this is a great album, one you DEFINITELY wish to hear.......this is a unique, one of a kind album, and if you miss this one, you are missing out on an unknown classic.

In honor of our tattered nation's Russian Roulette (ahem, I mean Election) Day, I wanna repost something. Back after I'd first made Big Scott's acquaintance, I discovered and then posted this album. It blew my mind then, it went over fairly well, and it's still just as appropriate...

The Tape-Beatles are a sound/visual collective that has had sporadic releases over the years. They are from the plunderphonics school of audio collage. Imagine Negativland without the geeky smarm. And out of the three albums I've heard, this is their masterwork.

The Grand Delusion came out in 1991, and is flavored with sentiments (and sound snippets) from that time. Reagan, Bush, Quayle...they're all over this thing. But the fact that the first gulf war is referenced, that doesn't make it less appropriate.

This album is still deeply effective. There's all this talk today about people "changing the narrative". That's one of the points this addresses. I definitely recommend it onHEADPHONES, too.

And for the record, I don't believe in any of your dreams. I think we've been hamstrung and sold up the river for so long, we don't know which way is up anymore. Especially as our choices are between tight-buttoned government deception on one side, and the very face of Avarice and Greed, and for me that's no choice at all. I love you all, but don't believe....for a minute.

The Tape Beatles - The Grand Delusion

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