Thursday, 23 August 2018

Slow Faction - The Blank Generations



  No strangers to this blog, '77 influenced London punks Slow Faction are back today with another of the well crafted, politically charged songs that they're becoming well known for. They've just shared (as a name your price download) 3 demo tracks that should eventually end up on a full band release that they're pencilling in for either later this year or the start of next. The demo is titled The Blank Generation Demos and you can snap it up here :  https://slowfaction.bandcamp.com/album/the-blank-generations-demos

  Whilst there, take advantage of the rest of their (name your price) catalogue.

  They've a few gigs lined up, including one with 2 Sick Monkeys (who will have an excellent new song on here soon) and you can check details here :  https://www.facebook.com/slow.faction/

  It's always good when a band has something to say and you can tell by reading their lyrics how much time and care Slow Faction take to get their message across. Some bands make you bounce around the room and smash things up, Slow Faction are a band that make you think. This is drum machine demo of The Blank Generations...

Suicidal thoughts and alienation 
Bourgeois comforts and self-detestation 
Amnesia and the downfall of a nation 
Imperial dreams then crushing reparation 
A fragile national psyche and hyperinflation 
A cleansing of the ego through Idolisation 
A new national pride and armoured restoration 
No moral judgement just abnegation 

So, this is what he wants to say to you – you’re the blank generation 
This is what he really thinks of you – you’re the blank generation 
Can’t you see: 
- You make a stand or you stand for nothing 
- There’s more to this than just your ego 
- Your silence is complicity 

Looking at the wreckage of a brutalised nation 
Eleven years of cuts and deprivation 
The shrinking of the state and rationalisation 
Rewards for the few and not the wider population 
Small town boredom and desperation 
A cultural desert of neglected desolation 
A feeling of disgust for ‘The Useless Generation’ 
Of baggy minds and druggy veneration 

So, this is what they want to say to you – you’re the blank generation 
This is what they really think of you – you’re the blank generation 
Can’t you see: 
- You make a stand or you stand for nothing 
- There’s more to this than just your ego 
- Your silence is complicity 

So, here we are – you had it all 
You had the best of everything – but now it’s gone 
Pull the ladder up – on those still to come 
You look down on them – for not being born the same time as you… 

Then you moan about foreigners and immigration, 
Cultural identity and isolation 
London has fallen to Islamification, 
Metropole elites and liberalisation 
You swallow all the lies about this glorious nation 
Pomp and circumstance for the big occasions 
Tug your forelock and know your station 
And turn your backs on the younger generations! 

So, this is what we want to say to you – you’re the blank generation 
This is what we really think of you – you’re the blank generation 
Can’t you see: 
- You make a stand or you stand for nothing 
- There’s more to this than just your ego 
- Your silence is complicity



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