Celebrating 20 Years of Propagandhi’s “Less Talk, More Rock”
How do you top (or at least match) the greatest punk album ever, How To Clean Everything, that you yourself released in 1993 as your debut to the world? If you’re Propagandhi… easily! Maybe there’s something special in the water up there in Winnipeg, Canada.
Twenty years ago today, the definitive anarchist punk rock band of record released their much-anticipated sophomore follow-up, Less Talk, More Rock (Fat Wreck Chords)! I’ve already written about tunes from the record like “Nation States” (the anti-corporatist-imperialist’s anthem), “Refusing To Be A Man” (a pro-feminist anthem), and of course the title track (a lesson on how to make homophobes uncomfortable).
This album says everything I want to say, but I could never muster the eloquence to pull it off quite like them. So I’ll spare you from talking in circles about how much I love Propagandhi and just end by saying thank you with a favorite excerpt from another cut off the album, “Resisting Tyrannical Government”
Why don’t we plant a mechanic virus and erase the memory
Of the machines that maintain this capitalist dynasty?
And yes, I recognize the irony.
The system I oppose affords me the luxury of biting the hand that feeds.
That’s exactly why privileged fucks like me
Should feel obliged to whine and kick and scream.
Yeah, until everyone has everything they need.
Smash the state!