Saturday, November 01, 2008
FEAR * POWER * GOD
At long last, Gobacktogo has provided me (and you) with this classic underground spoken word compilation. And I must say that this vinyl rip sounds crystal clear! "Fear Power God" was put out by a magazine called "Birth of Tragedy" sometime in the late 80's, if I remember correctly. Although I never saw their magazine, I'm glad they gave us this compilation that's tracklist reads like a roster of some of the most extreme and revolutionary free-thinkers of the 20th century. This was probably the first spoken word record that really got my attention as a teenager. A little bit of everything here and a true uncensored introduction to outsiders and rebels like Lydia Lunch, Allen Ginsberg, Anton La Vey, and Jello Biafra. I'm including it here, of course, because Charles Manson is among the stellar list of contributors. Mostly, though, I'm including it because I honestly think everyone should hear it. Especially if there is even one person represented on the album that you have never heard of. Long live freedom of speech! At least until they find a way to silence us on the internet.
Thanks again Daniel, I guess this just about completes my wish-list here. Of course, any new contributions of Manson material not represented here are always welcome.