Colossal Velocity

by Revenge of the Psychotronic Man

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To Be Frank 01:07
TO BE FRANK Lately I’ve been thinking, who do I make music for? We’re never gonna change the world But to us it couldn’t mean much more We’ll never make much money, we’ll bang our heads against the wall Does it even matter, if they’re listening at all We’ll never win the battle, we’ll never win the war We’ll never achieve anything, but we’re not keeping score Don’t make art for the critics, please don’t judge it by their rules We’re all destined to fail, but at the same time have it all Because there’s a reason why we do these things, a reason why we strive To do something productive, with our precious little time There’s no place we’d rather be, it’s the way to spend our lives Doing something so worthwhile, at least we know we tried “It was late one night, and we were in the van, reminiscing about a show we'd played a few weeks earlier at JB's nightclub in Dudley. It was very poorly attended. There can't have been more than 15 people in the audience. One of them produced a ball, the audience split into teams and, ignoring us, played a game. In the van, Chris smiled wistfully. "That Dudley gig," he said. "Ah ha?" I said. "Best show we ever played," he said.” Extract from ‘Frank’ by Jon Ronson
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Small-Minded NIMBY Prick Nothing ever bothers you, some people will just get screwed So no-one can spoil your worldview, you have just not thought it through Small-minded NIMBY prick Refuse to look for common ground, you inwardly release the hounds We're all human that's been shown, but you want nothing but your own Pure bred Anglo-Saxon right? I have never heard such shite You don't want that kind in town, bringing all your house prices down Countenance this as a race, to a visitor from space If they saw this they'd deplore it, nuke the human race from orbit "Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions." Paulo Coelho
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THE ESTABLISHMENT The establishment is winning and that’s a fact They have a lot of money that they won’t give back Our society is under attack, from the powerful few who established that The wealth would stay with the ruling class And a race to the bottom would ensure that The majority of people would accept the fact That’s just the way it is and they have no chance We can never challenge this, if we succumb to divide and rule If we can’t compromise, for the better of us all We can never challenge this, if we can’t see that we’ve been fooled We have to make a change, for the better of us all The establishment is winning and they won’t hold back Society is under attack And it’s time for us to put a stop to that “ The Establishment has remained unaccountable and unchallenged for too long .“ Owen Jones
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Niall Quinn 00:53
NIALL QUINN Niall Quinn was a footballer, he hates Roy Keane but loves him more His uncle was a bachelor, who hit his change into a wall Started out at Arsenal, then Man. City, Sunderland Then BEC Tero Sasana, you cannot stop Niall Quinn Self titled autobiography, is a surprisingly good read In '92 you saw him dance, wearing his famous disco pants "Fuck Off Quinny!" Niall Quinn Lyrics taken from Niall Quinn’s autobiography. Colin Armstrong did a reading from the book at 0161 Festival at Moston Miners Club, which inspired this song.
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DISMANTLING THE CORBY(N) TROUSER PRESS This isn’t the X-factor, this isn’t just a game Be careful what you wish for, they aren’t just all the same If you want uni for everyone, want to keep the NHS Be careful what you wish for, you might end up with less If you are going to vote, please vote responsibly At least try to read and understand their policies If you don’t want to vote, then at least spoil your slip To show your discontent with all of this When your benefits have gone and you’re trying to shift the blame Remember what you wished for, if you voted this way When you say you didn’t vote for that, didn’t read that policy Remember what you wished for, take some responsibility voteforpolicies.org.uk spoilyourvote.co.uk
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I Am Absolutely Fuming Monday morning not again, woken up to pouring rain Children shouting in the street, wailing, shrieking, gnashing teeth It's not really all that bad, I need to settle down Have a lovely cup of tea, that will turn it all around Have thanks for the little things in life that make you smile ‘Cos no-one likes a mardy arse, but still though meanwhile People hassling for stuff, you can ram it up your chuff Please can you leave me alone, not answering that fucking phone Grinding down on your head that's in the vice Of bullshit trappings that make up your life So turn it inwards, pounding in your brain Slowly twisting out until you're insane First world problems one and all, they still drive me up the wall No no no no go away, I've just had enough today "When angry, count four. When very angry, swear." Mark Twain
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HECTIC DANGER DAY They’re knocking down our venue to use it as a car park They’ve boarded up the windows and they’re gonna tear it apart Where will we go when we don’t have any venues? Where will that leave independent music? Where will we go without our creative spaces? When it’s all gone how will we replace it? We don’t need more flats or car parks, we still need a space for music If your town has a great venue, please make sure you always use it Support your local venues, support the collectives Support the cooperatives
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Stop Telling Me What To Do Nothing making any sense, can't take it any more I've woken up next to a fence, my face is on the floor My memory is hazy and my clothing ripped and torn I'm rather sorry madam, but I've spewed up on your lawn Stop telling me what to do And this all feels quite familiar, I've done this in the past Trying to retrace my steps, I am getting nowhere fast A vacant stare and drooling, as I fumble to my door I was only two streets away, let's not involve the law
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THE SUNDAY DRINKERS We didn’t really know where to start, didn’t think it would come this far If it’s not happening, do it yourself, get involved and play a part Now it’s taken over our lives and we just want to get it right Our little label means so much now, if we only had a little more time When we’ve tried so hard, I guess we’ve come so far But there is so much more to do, hardly made a start Always could do more, but we’ve played our part Contemplating my life, drunk in a Northern Quarter bar Gotta get a better life balance, gotta find a bit more time It wasn’t happening so we did it ourselves And now we’ll never leave it all behind This is the life we choose to live, it’s all the things we believe There is a better way, a community, where we all have so much to give Contemplating life, drunk in a Northern Quarter bar "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller
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I WANNA BE A SPACEMAN   I wanna be a spaceman, riding a rocketship I wanna be a spaceman, NASA can pay for it I wanna be a spaceman, cruising the galaxy I wanna be a spaceman, make it happen for me   Richard Branson wants to have a go, but I'm well better as you will know Send me into outer space, to put a big smile on my face   I wanna be a spaceman, discovering aliens I wanna be a spaceman, I think we would be friends I wanna be a spaceman, representing mankind I wanna be a spaceman, wonder what I would find   Don't try to destroy my dreams, unqualified though I may seem Hurtling throughout the stars, starting a colony on Mars "From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch.'" Edgar Mitchell 
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NOT ALL ANIMALS ARE SATIRE All the things I’ve read, the films I’ve seen, the music and art scenes Change my world, change my life, have shaped the way that I think They have inspired me and informed me and helped me to see That we can think in different ways, think creatively Everything is art, everything is politics , Everything’s a protest movement now Are we living the dream or are we chasing the scream We need to get our feet back on the ground Sat on a branch, reflecting on existence The pigeons, they have no money now Creative thinking, the act of making, is a political statement now Activists, culture jammers, we have the knowhow To inspire, to inform, to help people to see That we can shape our future, shape the way we think “My definition of art has always been the same. It is about freedom of expression, a new way of communication... I don't think anybody can separate art from politics. The intention to separate art from politics is itself a very political intention” Ai WeiWei
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Malibu Phill 00:53
Malibu Phill There is a man from Oswestry whose powers we all fear His chosen poison of a night is never only beer I’ve seen him drinking other stuff, but spiced rum he can’t get enough Just not that Captain Morgan’s guff, he is Malibu Phill One shot just will not cover it when he is on the town Just leave the fucking bottle mate, ‘cos it is going down Jamaican rum you cannot diss, we’re seriously on the piss He has done some research on this, ‘cos he’s Malibu Phill I know it is a liqueur and it’s not even that strong But if you think it’s rubbish then he thinks you’re fucking wrong At shot drinking he’ll win the race, smashing the rum with scary pace Look at his great big metal face, he is Malibu Phill  The coconutty nectar now is right in full effect He’s dancing round with fish eye and he’s absolutely wrecked It can be served in a carafe, he’s going to fight a giraffe He wants to sleep in Andy’s bath, here lies Malibu Phill It really is a fucking laugh, he is Malibu Phill "It is, how you say, to make a party?” Phillip McKie
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Mr Rabbit 01:25
MR RABBIT This changes everything, it’ll happen pretty soon We cannot just avoid, this inconvenient truth We need to take a long look at how we consume We need to take a long look at how we manufacture food This changes everything, we have been deceived This changes everything, we need to agree, that We need to educate and demonstrate, to change policy We need to educate and demonstrate, our responsibility Any revolution, must offer a solution, that can be achieved Will people try to change the way they live, change what they believe There has to be a plan and changes that can actually succeed We need to relate, we need to debate, no longer be deceived Ignoring things won’t make anything right We need to educate to change our lives The shock doctrine, is difficult to see, but the more and more I read It’s easier to see the agenda beneath, their ideology We need to educate and demonstrate, to change policy We need to educate and demonstrate, to change society thischangeseverything.org cowspiracy.com
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Every Day I Start To Booze Waking up with pounding head, abstract feelings mostly dread Cannot take reality, so I'll drink ‘til I can't see Every day I start to booze Chilling lack of empathy, drowning up in self pity Bottle now the only way, on the bright side it's Saturday
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SHARE IF YOU AGREE You wanna change the world with your social media status You need to word it right, so no-one can be confused You wanna change the world with your social media status All the world’s problems will soon be defused We don’t need self-appointed Kings and Queens of anarchy With politics endorsed by Facebook likes You wanna change the world with your social media status Try to get some ‘likes’, you’ve got a point to prove You wanna change the world with your social media status Condemn anyone who disagrees with you
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NOT FOR PROFIT You hate the money system, so you won’t pay into gigs And I can't think of many things that are less ‘punk’ than this When it's four bands for a fiver, but for a beer you'll pay four quid I just can't think of many things, that are less ‘punk’ than this You’re so punk that you won't pay into the gig  You'd rather just get hammered in the street So punk that you won't pay into the gig  Is that the way you (support your scene?) You're not smashing capitalism by not paying into small gigs  You're just making it more difficult, to fund all of this If you really can't afford it, we work collectively So get involved, give out some flyers Then maybe you can come for free No-one can watch every band, when everyone is skint But please don't plead poverty, if you can afford a load of drinks
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RROSE SéLAVY (To make a toast to life) Invest in the arts, invest in the thinkers Fight for the rights of those who are mistreated Human rights cannot be relinquished It’s time for us all to show real resistance Not hard to see through this agenda Fight for those who need us to defend them What do we have if we don’t invest in people Austerity, unnecessary evil So we’ll march on the streets We’ll go on strike, we’ll fight austerity With hope of what our future could be No-one needs to be so rich No-one should ever be so poor as this So we need to pay attention, before liberties are gone For health, the arts, benefits, education Divided we will fall, together we resist Ignorance can never be true bliss There is no interest in the common good, They take from us all, we knew they would Big society should be for us all So march on the streets until the Tories fall Those who want to make a difference Need to work together, be the forward thinkers Punks, anarchists, artists, protest singers Need to work together, be the forward thinkers The unions, the greens, socialist teachers Need to make a stand, be the forward thinkers Those who want society that’s equal Need to stand together, we will make a difference “I like living, breathing better than working… my art is that of living.” Marcel Duchamp

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released July 15, 2016

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TNSrecords is a punk record label based in Manchester, UK. TNSrecords aims to support exciting bands, who could be considered punk in either sound or ethos.

The emphasis is very much based around community spirit, the DIY ethos and working collectively.

We started out as a punk zine and then a gig night back in 2003 in Manchester. TNS evolved into an independent label in 2008.
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