Friday, 3 May 2013

TSATF Recommends: Local Resident Failure

I literally just discovered this band in the last few days, and I cannot stop playing this song.

If there is one thing that I personally feel is lacking from a lot of modern music, it's the fact that people are too afraid to make a potent socio-political statement. In my view, since Natalie Gaines from the Dixie Chicks commented on her dislike of George W. Bush in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the fallout from her outburst, very few musicians have wanted to open their mouths in case they suffer a similar fate.

Frenzal Rhomb, a punk band out of Sydney have done a good job of lampooning the ridiculousness of Bogan (aka Chav in the UK or Redneck in the US) culture over the past 20 years. A new band bursting out of my former home town, Newcastle have come to take over Frenzal's mantle. They call themselves Local Resident Failure and this is a totally killer track taking a look at the stupidity of some of the idols, opinions and attitudes that some (not all) Australian people hold dear.

This is a great look at pop culture in Australia over the last few years with a lot of the images familiar to most Aussies who have lived here during that time. See how many you can identify!

It's short and sweet, done and dusted in under 2 minutes. In the last half of the song, around 1:26, the choice words start coming out, so if you're easily offended or you're at work, better wait until there are headphones available.

Otherwise, crank it up and ENJOY!!!

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