“The Gods” – Song By: Ronnie and Heather Whitley Gibson

Here comes Zeus in his zuit suit
Hercules in all his glory
hot and bothered, looks for Venus
history and poetry
standing at the Mayan temple
watch them sacrifice a child
Egyptians prepare a mummy
watch out the gods are on fire

all chant when the sun shines bright
the gods, the moon, the night

looking at the stars and Mars
watching Aztecs playing ball
George is singing my sweet lord

everyone try’s to stand tall
even when their idols fall
what you must do against all odds
is try your best to worship the gods

some people take time to pray
pray to Billy Holiday

some even praise animals
to stop sky and thunder from falling
and after the day is done
some pray to Jim Morrison
everyone try’s to stand tall
even when their idols fall
walk to the door and turn the knob
drop to your knees and worship the gods

muses mount the Trojan horses
pyramids and the white house
Apollo take your pick

shine your tongue and join the mob
drop to your knees and worship the gods

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Top 5: Old School Punk Rock Albums

Album Reviews » Top 5: Old School Punk Rock Albums

 

5. Black Flag – Damaged

The debut album heard around the world, “Damaged” is a cohesive statement of paranoia from Los Angeles, a city with a reputation for laid back, California style dinosaur rock like The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Classified as a gang by the LAPD, Black Flag’s gigs were legendary displays of pure aggression, until they were all but outlawed.

Best Tracks: “Damaged I”, “Six Pack” and “TV Party” have all had a massive impact on anyone who ever heard them.

4. X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents

A mulatto teenage girl with braces is not what people think of when they think of the ideal leader of a punk-rock band, but Poly Styrene showed the whole world that punk rock truly meant freedom. News of her recent passing has led an entire new generation to discover this wild, completely unique album.

Best Tracks: “I Live Off You”, “Oh, Bondage Up Yours!” and “Germfree Adolescents” are truly groundbreaking, paving the way for groups as far flung as The Raincoats, Hole and Tori Amos.

3. The Clash – The Clash

Often referred to as “The only band that matters,” CBS Records didn’t even bother to release the record in America until late 1979, with an almost entirely different track list. For British ears, though, the record was as powerful as “Sgt. Peppers”, “Pet Sounds” and “The Village Green Preservation Society” all rolled into one.

Best Tracks: “Janie Jones”, “Garageland” and “White Riot” laid the template for everything that followed, from Rancid to Green Day to Avril Lavigne.

2. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols

Despite having upwards of a hundred releases to their name, “Bollocks” is the only Sex Pistols studio album ever recorded. The fact that everything they’ve ever done has been so endlessly repackaged speaks to the lasting power of the music. Incidentally, this is the record that taught Americans that bollocks was a swear word in England. Who knew?

Best Tracks: “Holidays in the Sun”, “Anarchy in the UK”, “Bodies” and “God Save The Queen” changed forever what was acceptable subject matter in rock music.

1. The Ramones – The Ramones

The record that started it all. Legend has it that Sid Vicious, the destructive bassist of the Sex Pistols, learned to play his instrument by taking a whole bunch of speed and playing along to this record for a few days. Deviously simple, The Ramones laid the groundwork for everything to come. Often imitated, never ever duplicated.

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Lester Chambers: ’60s Musician Gets Support From Yoko Ono Over Royalties Plight

Article From http://www.spinner.com

There are too many stories of musicians signing rights away to songs and future royalties, and now a member of ’60s group the Chambers Brothers — best known for their classic ‘Time Has Come Today’ — is taking his plight to the masses via YouTube and Facebook, attracting the support of Yoko Ono.
Earlier this week, a photo began circulating online showing 72-year-old Lester Chambers hiding behind a gold record with a lengthy message beneath it. “I am the former lead singer of a 60’s band,” the letter began, adding the various festivals the group played. “I did not squander my money on drugs or a fancy home. I went from 1967-1994 before I saw my first royalty check. The music giants I recorded with only paid me for seven of my albums. I have never seen a penny in royalties from my other 10 albums I recorded.”
Chambers also said “our hit song” was licensed to over 100 “films, TV & commercials without our permission.” He concluded the message by stating his current economic status, trying to live on $1,200 US a month, with music charity Sweet Relief taking donations for him. Chambers also said only one percent of those in his situation are financially capable of suing for royalties, stating: “I AM THE 99 Percent.”
A video featuring a song co-produced by Chambers was posted Wednesday on YouTube; it expands on the musician’s situation. “America, we have been given a bad cheque, a cheque that has come back labeled insufficient funds,” he says in spoken word on the song ‘Make a Stand.’ “We cannot believe that there are no funds in this money vault of opportunity, in this great nation, this great country that we call America.”
The five-minute video features various images of the Chambers Brothers — one of rock’s first interracial bands — with facts on the band’s history and sales, including the point that six of the band’s albums made Billboard’s Top 200 and six singles were in the Hot 100.
“My foreign royalties from 1977-1999 were $1,300 total for only a few Columbia albums,” a statement in the video reads. “Never received foreign royalties on any of our other products.”
Chambers also says ABC used ‘Time Has Come Today’ for a national ad in 2000 but “Sony insisted we only receive payment from Boston ABC network, so the payment I received for an 8 week national commercial was $625.”
“So even though we face trouble of today and tomorrow I have hope that we will stand up, join hands, unite and make a stand,” says a message that concludes the video.
Chambers’ campaign has struck a chord with many. According to The Examiner, 24 hours after it was posted, Chambers’ Sweet Relief Musicians Fund received close to $10,000 in donations.
“We received an e-mail from Yoko Ono’s office this morning, and they were glad to see that the word was getting out and hoped that Lester’s cause would get more attention now,” Sweet Relief’s executive director Rob Max said. Max also said Chambers’ living conditions as recent as two years ago had him “sleeping on an air mattress” in a house that “was under construction and it had no roof” north of San Francisco. Max also stated that Sweet Relief is not assisting Chambers regarding his royalties dispute but “we wish him all the success, always.”
Although his health condition makes touring quite a challenge, Chambers is taking advantage of the Internet again by playing a concert as Lester Chambers & The Mud Stompers on March 24 which will stream online.
The Chambers Brothers released their final album, ‘Recorded Live in Concert on Mars’ in 1976.