What to do, what to do? I considered shutting the frig up for a week while more important voices were heard. I considered a celebration of black music, but worried about how that might come across. Besides, more qualified people have put together such things. Instead, I’ve done the usual – a show you’d expect with some topical nods, starting with Woody Guthrie and Public Enemy and ending with the Dead Kennedys.
In between, there’s a new track from Gang Of Four recorded before Andy Gill’s sad death and new ones from A Certain Ratio and Elvis Costello among the newer bands. Lockdown stuff is almost becoming a genre in itself and Table Scraps and Dion Lunadon & Kate Clover have their say and there’s all sorts of other stuff for your enjoyment. If nothing else, I hope it’s a distraction from an increasingly exhausting world.
Woody Guthrie – All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
Saul Williams – Fight Everything
Gang Of Four – Forever Starts Now
Knash – Sexist
Lice – Arbiter
The Wind-up Birds – The Yoke
Elvis Costello – No Flag
Dealing With Damage – Making Plans For Misery
Dion Lunadon & Kate Clover – When Will I Hold You Again?
Table Scraps – I Wanna Stay Home With U
Bokito – okok
TWOFVCE – Escher
Satellite Mode – Kill The Choreography
A Certain Ratio – Friends Around Us (pt 2)
Psymbionic – Bonkers
Everything After Midnight – Home & All The Spaces In Between
Donnie Cosmonaut (Adam Walton) – Theme For Lockdown
Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off
Black Lives Matter. And if you don’t believe that, fuck off.