Living in the city. Just look out the window. Cars in the street , wires overhead and , above you , the distant trails of an already departed plane. You shudder and step away from the window but you can't escape. S'impossible
A newspaper on the floor , plastered with meaningless remote news stories.
A video recorder , it's LCD display flickering desperately , sits redundant beneath a TV screen swelling with paranoia and despair. Seems the socio-political commentary of Madonna was more perceptive than we at first imagine. All girls are 'Material Girls' and , so it seems , all boys like a chunky meaty slab of materialism from time to time too.
Have you ever felt like you needed to get away from it all ?
Like you fucking need too. As Casey Chaos , the man who wants to be Iggy Pop more than Iggy Pop does , puts it : "It's just a holiday for you !!! "
Hypocrisy on the same proportion as when Less than Jake complained of Six by Seven's lack of originality and when Badly Drawn Boy commented that Limp Bizkit " ..are a pretty good band , but the singer's a bit of an ugly bastard , ain't he ??"
I'm sure we'd all love to be paid to bleed onto stages everywhere , but that's a side issue. The important thing about Amen is thus : They can be pigeonholed into the Nu-Metal category ; Nu-Metal is shite ; Amen are quite good. Thus they are the genre's saving grace.
Less fabricated than Slipknot , less BAD than , say , Soulfly. And thank God they don't scramble onto a pedestal and try to proclaim themselves spokespersons for an enormous section of society (sorry Mr Durst - who's generation ??)
Live fast , die young. Behind every great record there's a great pill. Hey , hey. My , my.
Rock and roll cliches will never die. And Amen fit moreso than Stuart Cable would fit representing the Society for the Permed and Irritating. 'The Price of Reality' is as good at being good as Korn are good at being shite. This makes Slipknot look and sound like Belle and Sebastian on a teddy bear's picnic. So if we ignore the rather prosaic nature of the rest of the album then what are we waiting for ??? There are branches of McDonalds that need to be demolished. If you want me you'll catch me on the streets of Seattle bottling fat-cat capitalist cunts.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE !!!!!!!! CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE !!!!!!!!
SICK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK , FUCK !!!!!!!!!
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