January 30, 2016

Anthem for the 2016 revolution: "The Party's Over" by Trump Trump

Unlike the pop song parodies for the era of Trump, the lyrics from this one don't need any alteration. It fits perfectly already. From 1982:



There's a nice double-entendre for the Establishment Party being over, as well as the whole laissez-faire elitist feeding frenzy, and its debauched and hypocritical social world ("masquerade"). Young shitlord is disgusted by out-of-touch, unwanted, gray-haired decadents. Brushing off the "crime" of not genuflecting and having the love of the party, and a dismissively ironic use of the title "Lord" to address the dead man walking.

In typical new wave fashion, it uses syncopated bass lines and tribal drumming to get the muscles moving, though feeling more like a military march or combat exercise than carefree dancing. Unlike the uncontrolled mania of punk, an angry new wave song gradually escalates from a hypnotic trance toward a battering climax and crescendo, more like heavy metal. Punk provides a quick release of your pent-up anger, and appeals to escapists and shirkers who just want to get rid of their neurotic feelings and be left alone by the world. New wave and heavy metal harnass your energy and get you steadily more pumped up in order to go on the attack with it.

What better choice is there for descending upon the Republican Convention this summer to crush the cucks once and for all?

(The Sanders crowd could use this one too, but they're not assertive enough to resonate with music that can make you punch the air.)

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The party's over
I never thought you'd stay
The love of laughter
My truth's no longer sane

The party's over
Much older than you'd say
This friend of no one
Time, creases on your face

Take a look at the kids
I've been losing track
This crime of being uncertain
Of your love
Is all I'm guilty of

The party's over
I never thought you'd stay
A style of reason
This life of masquerade

Take a look at the kids
I've been losing track
This crime of being uncertain
Of your love
Is all I'm guilty of

Take this punishment away Lord
Name the crime I'm guilty of
Too much hope I've seen as virtue
Name the crime I'm guilty of

9 comments:

  1. What kind of man says "meh"?

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  2. He also has ADD. The chorus isn't dialed up to 11 because the main contrast in intensity is between the intro / verses / choruses vs. the bridge / coda. It allows the tension to build longer and higher before pushing it over the top.

    If they'd made the chorus a lot stronger, you'd already have gone through several release stages before the intended climax, and there wouldn't be as much energy built up to let go of.

    Kids raised on quick-time-events expect an endorphin rush every couple seconds. They're like one-pump chumps who can't even wait three minutes for the climax.

    Put down the video games and go listen to some new wave -- it'll work wonders for lengthening your attention span.

    (Also, "melancholy" means the person feels dejected, defeated, too tired to keep going -- and not angry. You're projecting your own gloomy emo-ness into new wave where it doesn't belong.)

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  3. the the kraut1/31/16, 12:08 PM

    dated faggy emo shit* has a ring to it :-) honestly, can't imagine the donald rockin' the dead raccoon on his head** to this girlie men's tune. more power to him, but his revolution needs something more wholesomly all-american. the lyrics may fit, but I don't think it will appeal to the masses.

    * been there, liked it in the 80ies, but we're older now

    ** when.the.f*ggity.f*ck.will.he.shave.it.off? he'd look like steve ballmer on steroids, should be ok

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  4. Projecting again with dated / emo -- your favs are 10+ years old and coming from someone named Batsource.

    Theo misunderstands -- "The Party's Over" is the young shitlord's anthem in attacking the Establishment, not the soothing feel-good all-American ballad for the general public.

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  5. As for Trump's much-contested 'credibility', how 'bout keeping score?

    - He isn't a chemical user (let alone an abuser); every Boomer president thus far acknowledges this indulgence (Bush admitted being a drunk for years while Clinton of course weaseled about his pot use). The boomer dominated press corps has given every Boomer a pass for this type of thing. Trump wouldn't be spared, but it's a non-issue for him to begin with.

    - He clearly enjoys women (the jury's out on Obama and many of the current candidates). Keep in mind that in a anything goes period, gays tend to become more prominent and also make for great black-mail material (they are far more likely to be deviant weirdos). The octopus has gone to great lengths over the last 30-40 years to conceal the full breadth of gay Me Gen mischief. Hetero Spitzer being nailed for using female whores? Laughable. God knows much further our elites have sunken.

    - He's admittedly lived large, but at least he's done so on his own terms. And without a safety net so as to ensure accountabillity. G.W. Bush was clearly the recipient of much nepotism and hand holding. Dan Rather's career was torpedoed after he pushed the anti-Bush narrative too far. Reporters get away with lies and manipulation all the time; you just can't do it to hurt a darling of the elites.

    Obama's trajectory is self-explanatory; laying low for decades (no doubt being groomed by the octopus, Sailer has speculated about Obama's family being CIA'ed) before a rousing rise to glory. With the audacity of marketing his persona and goals as "post-racial". Post Obama election, race relations have diminished as Obama and a cultural Marxist media have embellished any real or imagined white misbehavior. While excusing (or not even acknowledging) the poor conduct of blacks.

    - He has not only a great deal of charisma, but the ability to inspire and lead as well. Clinton oozed charisma, but it was the smarmy kind. Clinton could make you laugh and smile, but would you follow him into battle?Besides, marrying Hillary (a more malevolent master of the universe than Bill) is obviously opportunistic and cynical.

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  6. The Irish want to get drunk and have fun, the Scottish want to get into a fight.

    Clinton and Biden are more Irish than Scottish -- good at making people laugh and get into a fun-loving mood, but not so good at making folks want to fight.

    Trump, whose mother was from Clan MacLeod on the Isle of Lewis, and is distantly descended from the Vikings, gets people pumped up to go kick some ass. And not in a short-sighted Irish way, where you as an individual get into a bar fight with some other individual or two, but organizing into an army and descend upon the enemy.

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  7. The punk "scene" was laughably small in America. It only really had any sort of relevance among a handful of bratty kids in California and the Bos-Wash maelstrom from about '79-'83. The band's were notorious for their contempt for everything, including the scene itself, with most bands either criticizing it or questioning the idea that a "scene" even existed. You can't really blame them when their was never much camaraderie or goodwill. Most 80's metal bands wrote songs about having pride in their fan's loyalty and strength.

    Around 1984, the novelty had worn off and a rising class of metal bands were stealing punk's thunder by combining the one unquestioned strength of punk (straightforward energy) with the many engaging strengths of metal (sophisticated arrangements, refined musicianship, confident vocals).

    Also, the corrosive cynicism among the punks dissolved any kind of morale or will. The Sex Pistols only had one "real" record (with all sorts of production and management tom-foolery exposing the band as the biggest fraud in rock history). The Dead Kennedy's collapsed from the exhaustion of trying to "own" every aspect of one's creative and commercial persona without the backstop of commercially viable music. Led Zeppelin more or less did this as well, but they had a ferociously talented and loyal manager, and much better sales. The last DK record was a total dud, even the production was distant and half-assed.

    Black Flag soldiered on by experimenting (the ever shrinking base of punk die hards naturally complained that the band had "sold out"). But even Black Flag petered out, as it's hard to stay motivated when you're creative force guitarist is a total nerd and your vocalist has an ego the size of Texas (and Rhode Island sized talent). The Misfits couldn't keep it together either, in spite of a huge following (which the band never acknowledged, certainly not Danzig who's a total dick).

    Really, the few punk bands to have any real talent invariably disintegrated from the sickly/disagreeable vibe that coated everything.

    In movies from the 2nd half of the 80's, nobody listens to punk. Even the bored and nihilistic teens in the River's Edge ('85) would rather listen to Slayer, or even the ethereally haunting prog metal of Fates Warning (a band with actual singing, what a concept)

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  8. Chris Spedding and Chris Thomas both thought the Pistols were a real band and a great one at that. That would be good enough for me, except that I saw them live twice, and there was nothing fraudulent about them.

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  9. theo the kraut2/1/16, 9:16 AM

    theo indeed, blogspot ate the o. reminded me of the the, though--among the best of that dated faggy emo shit. nowadays I think the leading drum beat is a bit monotonous but I quite liked it then. batsource, bear with us, you'll grow older, too. those were the days we were young & beautiful (I was, dunno about agnostic), see? fond memories.

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