Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2010

American Oi! - The Eagle has landed

So guys, here it is, a new rubric on this blog, 'cause I decided to go to post 'stuff' about 'old' bands, and especially I want to to do this about American Oi! bands, just because that's my absolute favorite style of music, to keep it short, so here we go to kick it off, and I will start with the great U.S. CHAOS, a just fantastic Oi! band, so let's start it!!! More bands, etc. will be coming as soon as possible, I promise to ya!!!
*** U.S. CHAOS - "We've Got The Weapons" - 'Moscow or bust!' ***



The starting point or band at this place are the American Oi! / Streetpunk warhorses of the great U.S. CHAOS, they started around the years of 1982 and 1983, and in this time they also played their first live gig. They call themselves one of the first ever Oi! bands in the U.S., and of course, I think that you can say at least that they were truly one of the first American Oi! bands around, always a little bit more on the Punk than on the Skinhead side of things, but who cares about this!?! I mean, come on!!!

The bass player Jack founded the band, based somewhere near New Jersey, and you can say, that this background is always already some kind of a proof of quality. After the original singer Ron left the band the new singer Skully joined the group and filled the ranks of U.S. CHAOS., and this was also the time when the band started to go on with a more speedy pace. Maybe the band sees themselves more as Punkrock band, but you know what, that just don't matter that much, not at least because in the case of U.S. CHAOS thedrawing of border lines between Oi!, Streetpunk and Punkrock is more than only ridiculous artificially. Bands like the ANGELIC UPSTARTS, the COCKNEY REJECTS, and SHAM 69 did have a huge impact on the guys of U.S. CHAOS, as well as the SEX PISTOLS and THE CLASH, and not to forget the early SKREWDRIVER, and they did also a great cover tune of the immortal SKREWDRIVER classic "ANTISOCIAL" ("I'm Antisocial, I hate the world!!!") that you really need to hear, trust me guys, trust me for sure!!!

Especially the strong and extremly stand-alone guitar work, the dynamic songstructure, as well as the incredible charismatic vocals are really great trademarks of U.S. CHAOS. And the sound of this band is giving them even today a very important reason to be here!!!

The first run of U.S. CHAOS went from the early 1980's to the year of 1992, and then they regrouped in 1995 and are still more or less active today, even if the years from 2005 to 2007 nearly brought the final end of the band, but thank the gods that this worst case became not reality!!!

Lyricly U.S. CHAOS should be something like a "No Go!" for a lot of totally jackass P.C. faggots and gaily coloured ticks and scrapers who think that they own the stone of wisdom in the pockets of their pants and hate and rant against everyone that's not on the same page like themselves and their 'fascistic-schizoid' weltanschauung, but you should truly and really give a damn about that flesh grown pieces of shit, if you ask me, I do it by myself!!! And you know what?!? It works!!! However, the lyrics are also today very strong and damn good stuff, for sure patriotic and anticommunistic (don't forget that communism in this case is set equal with the totalitarian state directed repressive capitalism of the soviet union, don't forget the cold war era, ah, and if you ask me, there's nothing wrong with being anti the system of the former soviet union at all), more a bit conservative in case of dealing with the fate of criminlas like murderers, rapists and drug dealers (again, nothing wrong with that at all), so enough to make a lot of jackasses run amok, if you know what I mean. But like I said, the lyrics are very good stuff, also today, and they also sang about more personal issues and stuff like that beside the political issues they worked with in their lyrics. So you should really listen to U.S. CHAOS not only because of their music, if you know what I mean at this point and place and time.

U.S. CHAOS released several releases, but you should start with the fantastic "WE'VE GOT THE WEAPONS" anthology CD (also known as the "COMPLETE CHAOS - ANTHOLOGY" record) released by "G.M.M. RECORDS" some years ago. It comes with a lot of hymns (to be honest their are only hits on it), all the great lyrics, a very good production sound, and in just great artwork. Not much left to say, but you just have to know this band!!! Go to http://www.uschaos.com/ and to http://www.myspace.com/uschaos, there you should find out more about them. Cheers & Oi!
If it all works out like it should, then you should be able to find and see an video of U.S. CHAOS following this words. It's one of my total favorites of them, also when it comes to the lyrics (I will give them right after this to you to read here). A more, hm, let us say 'personal' song of them, that also expresses somehow my current mood very, very well... but that's another story and this here isn't the place and time to tell this story... Or become depressive, so fuck it and shut up, stop thinking about the meaning of it (especially because it's not your bottle of beer), and rather start watching this video, hear this great song and listen to the lyrics.

video
U.S. CHAOS - 'I DON'T WANNA LIVE (SUICIDE)'
I SAW YOU STANDING THERE WITH YOUR BACK AGAINST THE WALL
WITH A GUN IN YOUR HAND THINKING THAT YOU'VE SEEN IT ALL
YOU JUST LOST YOUR JOB, YOUR HOUSE AND YOUR WIFE
NOW YOU WANT TO PULL THE TRIGGER AND PUT AN END TO YOUR LIFE
(Chorus:)
YOU, DON'T WANT TO LIVE ANYMORE
NO, YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE
SUICIDE!
YOU'RE WAITING AND WAITING FOR EVERYTHING TO GO RIGHT
YOU'RE LAYING IN BED BUT STAYING UP ALL NIGHT
CAUSE YOU WASTED YOUR MONEY ON THAT WHITE COCAINE
NOW YOU WANT TO END IT ALL CAUSE YOU CAN'T STAND THE PAIN
(Chorus:)
YOU, DON'T WANT TO LIVE ANYMORE
NO, YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE
SUICIDE!
IT'S STRONGER AND STRONGER THAT VOICE IN YOUR HEAD
IT'S TELLING YOU THAT YO WOULD BE BETTER OFF DEAD
THE CHOICE IS YOURS BUT IT'S SO HARD TO TELL
CAUSE IF YOU STAY ALIVE IT'S A LIVING HELL
(Chorus:)
YOU, DON'T WANT TO LIVE ANYMORE
NO, YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE
SUICIDE!

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