21
Sep
18

the fallout – wage slave

Another track from the “Raise Your Flag And Other Anthems” 4-song 7-inch out now on Rebel Time Records.

Punk Online said of the record:

“The Fallout describe their sound as “straight-up, stripped-down politically-charged punk rock that’s got backbone and backbeat” and they are dead on the money. Their latest four-track EP, Raise Your Flag And Other Anthems, sees the Toronto, Canada based band on stellar form.

The fast-paced yet melodic punk rock of Red Light Union blends the likes of The Blitz, Bad Religion and the UK Subs to craft a belting sound with some excellent vocal interplay. The SLF like guitar opening to Walk In The Sun sets up a maniacally fast drumbeat and some seriously energetic punk rock power that blows away the cobwebs completely.

The superb Raise Your Flag is next, and the pace is maintained although the group vocals encourage a streetpunk, ‘punch the air’ response that had the entire office moshing with huge smiles on our faces. The closer, Wage Slave seals the deal with a chunky, serrated guitar and anthemic like vocal delivery. As the song fades, I am left with a feeling of discovering the spirit of punk alive and kicking with a rhythm section that is simply outstanding!”

 

Wage! Slave!

I’m getting hungry and they’re raising my rent
I got my paycheque but it’s already spent
My hands are tied because they’re clocking my time
Selling my life away for nickels and dimes

I’m a wage slave
Nothing more
Wage slave
Working poor

Wage! Slave!

From bull to bear the economy’s crashed
That’s why they can’t pay us any more cash
Hard to get by on this minimum wage
Indentured life I can’t escape

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20
Sep
18

urban vietcong – i dannati della terra

Another track from Urban Vietcong’s upcoming album “Storie Tra Bottiglie E Ciminiere” … this track is a collaboration with Italian rapper / activist Kento.

Look for a special limited-edition cassette version of this album to be out soon on Rebel Time Records and Dure Realitie! CD / album out via Out of Control, Fire and Flames music and Rumagna Sgroza.

Bruciano ancora quegli occhi insanguinati
Come i fratelli dei ghetti americani
A soledad il cuore mio non smette di battere
Pulsa piu forte e continua a combattere
Catene stringono polsi neri
Black power e sempre fieri
Siamo i dannati della terra
Affronteremo questa sporca guerra

La polizia continua a sparare
Pulizia etnica e razziale
Ricorda le pantere nere
Dai quartieri contro il capitale
La disperazione diventi rivoluzione
Lotta di classe senza alcun colore
Come un incendio boschivo
Brucia tutto sul suo cammino

Rit.
Gettatemi pure all’inferno
Vi prometto odio eterno
Che questa terra sia maledetta
la nostra rabbia tempesta perfetta

11
Sep
18

… punk rock matinee … 21 / 10 / 2018 …

 

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 2018
PUNK ROCK MATINEE
THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD
345 JAMES STREET NORTH
HAMILTON
ALL-AGES / LICENSED
3PM TO 7PM
$5.00

WITH:

THE FALLOUT / THE FALLOUT / THE FALLOUT

Straight-up, stripped-down political punk rock out of Toronto. 4-song 7-inch out now on Rebel Time Records. Taking their cue from Pete Seeger’s quote “the people are on the march and must have songs to sing,” you four tracks of partisan and unapologetically political agitp(r)op punk rock. Songs of unity, inclusion, solidarity and struggle.

“The Fallout make you wanna get up, dance and then go and do nasty but well-deserved things to animal abusers / fascists / cops while happily humming one of their delightful ditties.”

“Their catchy-as-hell, sing-along, three-chord punk rock packs a definite punch and is coupled with well-crafted and well-articulated, socially-conscious lyrics that crackle with heartfelt anger and urgency. These cats are kind of like a street-punk version of Woody Guthrie.”

 

RECKLESS UPSTARTS / RECKLESS UPSTARTS / RECKLESS UPSTARTS

The Reckless Upstarts hail from Windsor, ON playing a mix of honest, working-class street punk and anti-fascist Oi! Split 7-inch with Streetlight Saints out now on Insurgence Records.

“From the working class streets of Windsor, Ontario – City of Roses – the Reckless Upstarts are out to make a statement.

Formed in 2012 as a three-piece, the RU’s have expanded and carved out a sound of their own. They see their music as much a part of day-to-day life as politics, their stance firmly set against intolerance in the scene and society as a whole.

The Reckless Upstarts take personal and musical influences from a variety of bands in different genres, ranging from The Business, Cock Sparrer, and The Oppressed – to Laurel Aitken and Toots and the Maytals – to the Suicide Machines and JFA. Through it all, the band delivers aggressive and melodic street punk/Oi! anthems.”

“We want people to understand (especially in the punk/Oi! community) that you shouldn’t remain quiet on issues of injustice and oppression. Racism has unfortunately become a huge factor for skins to deal with, but any form of oppression is reprehensible. Our motto is “No tolerance for intolerance” and our stance is unwavering in that we are staunchly anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic.”

BARBED WIRE BRACES / BARBED WIRE BRACES / BARBED WIRE BRACES

“We’re a streetpunk band based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Started in June 2015. ”

“Q: When you’re writing your tunes, what musical, and life, influences to you feel push you along?

A: Bigotry, corruption, war, mind games, oppression. General fucked up issues in society. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We like to have a laugh.”

“Barbed Wire Braces channel punk’s angrier side in the vein of The Exploited, G.B.H. and the like, tackling fascism, nuclear war and the general fucked-up state of world affairs with songs like Never AgainImminent Attack and Urban Violence. “

BRING THE WAR HOME / BRING THE WAR HOME / BRING THE WAR HOME

New band out of Hamilton!

“Have you ever found yourself wishing you could listen to a revolutionary communist agit-punk band from Hamilton? No?

Well fortunately for us, capitalism is great at creating demand as it creates supply. And in this great tradition, we are Bring the War Home: the best revolutionary agit-punk band you never asked for.”

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05
Sep
18

urban vietcong – cantico dei condannati

Urban Vietcong, out of Livorno, Italy, have been highly recommended by Rebel Time Records for some time now. Their first album “A Colpi Di Machete” hasn’t really left our turntable since it’s release in 2016 (we still have a few copies for sale) and if you scroll down, you’ll find an interview we did with the band a little while back.  Quite simply, amazing left-radical punk/oi/core .

So, we’re really excited to be a part of their sophmore release”Storie Tra Bottiglie E Ciminiere.” It’s out in mid-October and Rebel Time Records along with Dure Realitie (out of Montreal) will be releasing a limited edition cassette version of the album. Vinyl and CD will be handled by Out Of Control, Fire and Flames and Rumagna Sgroza.

Here is one of the tracks from the new album, in a just-released lyric video. Song is Cantico Dei Condannati / Song Of The Condemned.

Quanti anni quella fabbrica ha divorato
Gioventù vola presto via
A lavoro sottopagato
Ogni giorno pura agonia
Gelida questa notte d’inverno
I demoni ti invitano all’inferno
Prendimi e portami via da qua
Finche il sole ci riabbraccerà

Han rubato il tuo futuro
Vorresti andar dritto contro il muro
Non farti ingabbiare resta ribelle
Esci dal fango punta alle stelle
È un cantico dei condannati
Sogni svaniti e cassa integrati
Ti ritrovi da solo in questa città
Bevi un altro whisky al pub

Domande rivolte alla stella polare, nessuna risposta giunge nel quartiere popolare
Dio di noi si è dimenticato, urla e bestemmia in catena l’operaio

Tra questi palazzi che cadono a pezzi
fucina di tossici e di reietti
È un giocar sempre con la sorte
Tra cicatrici e ossa rotte

12
Aug
18

the fallout – raise your flag and other anthems

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Rebel Time Records is very happy to present The Fallout’s new 4-song 7-inch platter “Raise Your Flag And Other Anthems” … we’ve been big fans of the band and their music / message since first hearing their “Turning Revolution Into Money” album many years ago and we’re just so stoked to have them on the label … the record is available digitally right now on Spotify, Bandcamp, Deezer, etc, etc and we should have the vinyl version in our hands in a week or so. ( UPDATE: vinyl is in and available at the Rebel Time Records bandcamp site. Available via stores and distros shortly ).

Taking their cue from Pete Seeger’s quote “the people are on the march and must have songs to sing,”  The Fallout present four tracks of partisan and unapologetically political agitp(r)op punk rock … songs of unity, inclusion, solidarity and struggle … dedicated to Todd Serious … straight-up, stripped-down political punk rock .

Thanks to the band for the great tunes and for their trust in Rebel Time Records, thanks to Cactus and Anxiety Attack Designs for the amazing artwork and layout and thanks to you for listening / buying / supporting.

Here’s a very kind review from PunkOnline:

“The Fallout describe their sound as “straight-up, stripped-down politically-charged punk rock that’s got backbone and backbeat” and they are dead on the money. Their latest four-track EP, Raise Your Flag And Other Anthems, sees the Toronto, Canada based band on stellar form.

The fast-paced yet melodic punk rock of Red Light Union blends the likes of The Blitz, Bad Religion and the UK Subs to craft a belting sound with some excellent vocal interplay. The SLF like guitar opening to Walk In The Sun sets up a maniacally fast drumbeat and some seriously energetic punk rock power that blows away the cobwebs completely.

The superb Raise Your Flag is next, and the pace is maintained although the group vocals encourage a streetpunk, ‘punch the air’ response that had the entire office moshing with huge smiles on our faces. The closer, Wage Slave seals the deal with a chunky, serrated guitar and anthemic like vocal delivery. As the song fades, I am left with a feeling of discovering the spirit of punk alive and kicking with a rhythm section that is simply outstanding.”

05
Aug
18

spanner – won’t be stopped

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… five years ago Rebel Time Records brought Bristol’s militant ska-punks Spanner across the pond for a few shows and had a small hand in releasing their album “Crisis.” A great album and a great tour, we’re pretty sure a stonking good time was had by all …

… the band is releasing a new album titled “Won’t Be Stopped” and we’re stoked / pleased as punch / happy as clams to be able to assist in a small way with the album’s release. It will be out this summer / fall on Rebel Time Records and other like-minded labels …

… if you are not familiar with the band, here’s a bit of a bio … :

“Spanner has been mixing politics and pleasure since around 2000, and we aim to still be at it when it’s time for dancing on the ruins of the empire.  Our sound is a small contribution to the soundtrack to revolution and we hope to inspire both much dancing and more direct action.

We play militant, ska’d up punk that’s not just for entertaining “alternative” consumers or being part of the illusion of rebellion. Punk for us has to be more than noise and more than a hairdo. We want punk and punks to be part of a community in opposition and resistance to this murderous system which leaves everything it touches damaged or dead. We know that with our creativity and determination we can make a new world, and punk is about doing it now! We’d also very much like our music to strike fear into the hearts of capitalists, cops, bosses and politicians everywhere… if only they could hear the words (which you will be able to, on the new album, and read the lyrics)!”

… and, here’s the first track from the album .. :

IMMOBILISED

Wreck the prison society
Rebel against everything that stops us being free
Revolt against sexism and patriarchy
Rethink assigned gender and identity
Reject the culture of celebrity
Wreck, Rebel, Revolt, Rethink, Reject

For all these things there is no app
Could it be your smartphone’s another clever trap?
Full screen dominance, we’re isolated
Keyboard warfare’s overrated

Social media does not make a revolution make
Profile, status it’s just another fake
Mass communications aren’t mine or yours
But another tool to keep us masses indoors

The illusion of community and connection
Has got us all facing in one direction
We won’t change much with all the texts we send
Obsessed with the screen and facebook friends

Can you really do it all from your phone
Or is the power at your fingertips not your own?
Is it all a substitute for taking tho the streets
And the power that we hold when we really meet?

There’s no shortcuts on your laptop
We’ve a long way to go to make the madness stop
Are you carried away with your portable device
And a mobile that keeps you immobilised?

Our time is wasted staring at these screens
When we could be in the real world fighting for our dreams
Breaking the grip of handheld distractions
Shutting down their power as we switch to action

Rage against abuse and brutality
Reclaim our lives and our autonomy
Resist the destruction wreaked by industry
Refuse the impositions of authority
Remember past struggles and our history
Rage, Reclaim, Resist, Refuse, Remember

05
Aug
18

the fallout – the people are on the march and must have songs to sing

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The Fallout’s new 4-song 7-inch will be out shortly! ( UPDATE: Out now! )

We’ve put together a few videos of some of band’s current and past tunes, all set loosely to Pete Seeger’s quote that “the people are on the march and must have songs to sing.”

First up is “Raise Your Flag”, the title track of the 4-song 7″ EP that will be released shortly on Rebel Time Records.

Second is “Talkin’ Punk Rock Civil War.” Originally released in 2004 on the “Turning Revolution into Money” album, this song, and the other 12 songs on the  album, have been completely re-mixed and re-mastered. The album has been re-released digitally, as “(Still ) Turning Revolution Into Money” on Bandcamp on May Day 2018 as free / PWYC, with any monies coming in going to offset the costs of the EP.

Third up is “Holding Up Half The Sky.” One of the 20 or so new songs we’ve recorded and which we hope to release in the near future.

Fourth: “Turn It Down”: another new song which will be released at some point! Inspired by the Turn It Down campaign of a few years back which sought to shine a light on white power music / hate rock.

Fifth: a recently remixed version of The Rebel Spell song “Fight For The Sun.” This song appeared on the “Rebels Sing: A Tribute To Todd Serious And The Rebel Spell” compilation album.

… from the upcoming 7″ on Rebel Time Records …

… Toronto Pride Parade … 1973 …

RAISE YOUR FLAG

Raise your flag, Raise it high
Let them look you in the eye
Side by side
Show your pride
Wave your flag, wave your flag
Raise your flag, Raise it high
And when they look you in the eye
Wave your flag, wave your flag, wave your flag

Double standards of the hypocrites
They condescend as you bite your lip
You’re in my heart
You’re on my mind
You don’t have to take that shit

On the horizon is a new frontier
If you feel alone or you’re getting scared
With all your spirit
And all your soul
You know there is nothing to fear

Sing if you’re glad to be gay

Homophobes are just a dying breed
As they cling to an illegitimate creed
You’re in my heart
You’re on my mind
They offer nothing that you can believe

All their hate they never take a rest
Stunning ignorance takes away your breath
With all your spirit
And all your soul

Resolve that you’ll never forget

To sing if you’re happy that way

… from “(Still) Turning Revolution Into Money” … 2018 …

… anti-war march … Boulder, Colorado … 1972

TALKIN’ PUNK ROCK CIVIL WAR

please don’t get excited cause I’m not keeping score
of the chances you’ve blown and opportunities ignored
to help the ones you love and say you care for
while you talk righteously all about it

and it ain’t getting better in fact it’s getting worse
poor are getting poorer the meek inheriting the earth
while here in the America’s we’re still giving birth
to the notion we’re all created equal

now I don’t think you understand what you’re fighting for
our music, poetry and politics don’t lead to a cure
We need more than talkin” punk rock civil war

please don’t take me wrong, don’t get pissed off
but the injustice and violence that you think you can stop
continues everyday as we sing our protest songs

talk without action produces no results
self-gratifying lifestyles removing any doubt
the chimes of freedom have long wrung out
in a world where direct action counts

… from an upcoming Rebel Time Records release …

… women’s liberation march … 1971 …

HOLDING UP HALF THE SKY

Fighting for equality
Struggling for an opportunity
Violence and oppression
Can’t stop her liberation

Stereotypes of sexuality
Leading to misogyny
Now has come the time
Stop believing all the lies
See her eye to eye
While she’s holding up half the sky

Time to be heard above the noise
Time for men to lend a voice
Stand and fight for equal rights
It’s your body – it’s your choice

Gender bias in the justice system
Placing blame upon the victim
We all know who’s at fault
For the harassment and assaults

Prisoners in an economic cage
Equal work means an equal wage
Now has come the time
Stop believing all the lies
See her eye to eye
While she’s holding up half the sky

It’s time we all gave a fuck
Support your local Janey Canuck

… from an upcoming Rebel Time Records release …

… anti-Zundel demo / Toronto Anti-Racist Action / 1992 …

TURN IT DOWN

White noise
In stereo sound
Nothing sounds worse
Need to turn it down
Turn it down

Feeble minds cling to misguided fears
Forcing their nonsense
Into naïve ears
Turn it down

Mouth full of hate
Head full of shit
Bigots pandering to idiots
Turn it down

Your out of touch
Get with the times
Turn it around
And leave your hate behind
Turn it down

… remixed version of “Fight For The Sun” that appeared on “Rebels Sing: A Tribute To Todd Serious And The Rebel Spell” …

… words and music by The Rebel Spell …

… Chicago Democratic Convention … 1968

FIGHT FOR THE SUN

You might believe this is a real nice place where everyone is free and more or less safe
But did ya know around the world they’ve locked up about 10 million people?
You might not have known but that just changed don’t confuse this for justice just cruel and insane
But to those among us that know and are raising hell to free them

Fight for the sun my bold friends, fight for the sun this night will end. I promise…
Fight for the sun my bold friends, fight for the sun this night will end Fight for the sun fight for the sun fight for the sun it’s coming

We might look different but we’re all the same in that we all need to move and feel love to stay sane
But our cruel species withholds these rights from 25 Billion creatures
How many years cutting day and night would it take to sever that much chain?
You need to help what will it take to get you all to see this!?

I wait they wait when is it coming? Don’t wait, they wait you must bring the sun.

Let’s go bass man walk me home now
It’s only music but I’ve got you listening
Crank the volume bring the rage up
Harder drummer let them hear it
I need some voices a thousand voices
I need you all and one more thing
guitar guitar guitar guitar

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