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Visitations, the / Propaganda
Album:Propaganda Collection:General
Artist:Visitations, the Added:09/2004
Label:<No Label Info> 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-04 Pull Date:2004-12-06 
Week Ending:5 Dec21 Nov14 Nov7 Nov24 Oct17 Oct10 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 06, 2009:The DJ Never Has It
Questionable Intelligence
4.Nov 11, 2004:Multiple Personality Disorder
Osama & Your Suv
2.Dec 02, 2004:Multiple Personality Disorder
Questionable Intelligence
5.Nov 03, 2004:Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Be not Afraid
3.Nov 18, 2004:Multiple Personality Disorder
Euthanize Yourself
6.Nov 02, 2004:All This - And Mor!

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-03 
Lighthearted, sardonic Bush-bashing indie rock. Davey Wrathgabar and his friends in the Georgia-based Elephant 6 collective slapped this album together in July 2004 and released it a month later. Voice can be grating or endearing (your choice) in its baby-talk delivery, like TMBG. Wrathgabar was in Fable Factory and also previously released a non-political LP by The Visitations. Guests on this album include members of Of Montreal and Circulatory System. Well-chosen Bush spoken samples, a fairly wide range of musical styles, and very competent playing and production make this a great little record for election season 2004. FCC: 6. Start with 2, 5, 8, 11.

1. starts with George Bush spoken sample. Bass comes in, then drums, for an indie-dance beat. About disaffection with the media and politics.
==> 2. Hand claps and a silly funk groove. “Shock and awe democracy – questionable intelligence.”
3. Mid-fast. Simple drums, bass, and acoustic guitar. An ode to apathy.
4. Fun with GWB samples. Short.
==> 5. Mid-slow. Poignant folk rock about humvees and oil.
6. FCC: Fuck, shit. Just guitar and voice. About empty patriotism.
7. Quick shuffle. One step beyond promoting apathy… promotes self-euthanasia. Silly but danceable.
==> 8. Mid-slow, ‘60s-feel, swaying folk rock with whistling and sound effects. In praise of hate radio.
9. Mid-fast, syncopated beat with odd percussion. About Wall Street corruption. FCC? Suggestive of anal sex, but those who might be offended probably aren’t perceptive enough to get it.
10. Mid-slow ballad -- arpeggio guitar plus voice about Jesus and the fucked up state of the world.
==> 11. Stand-out track. Great anti-Bush folk rock. Simple but powerful statement against Republican fear mongering.

Track Listing
1.Television 6.Burn a Flag (4 July)
2.Questionable Intelligence 7.Euthanize Yourself
3.Florida 8.Talkin' Hate Radio Blues
4.Dubya Speaks 9.Milk the Bull
5.Osama & Your Suv 10.The Good News
 11.Be not Afraid