2 Lost Souls: Rules – Single review – It’s one rule for them and another rule for usSingle Review

2 Lost Souls: Rules (German Shepherd Records)

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It’s one rule for them and another rule for us. They believe they are better, that is obvious. It’s one rule for us and another rule for them. Because we are peasants and they’re better men. 

MES may be gone but Northern White Crap still Talk Back.  Prole Art outsiders react in song to current ‘Cummings and goings’.  Ged Babey follows the Rules. 

In 2020 the pop-cultural underground of art & music is quick to react to events and this song from Salford trio led by German Shepherd label co-founder Ian Moss is online the same day as Boris defends the actions of Cummings…

It’s a simple, insistent piece of post-punk twang and righteous rhetoric with a bit of a Lost In Music covered by The Fall vibe about it.  The message is clear and direct and a sentiment which I would imagine huge swathes of the population would agree with. And the music frames it well.

It’s one rule for him and another for you.
There’s a clown in control who has no clue,
Dictated commands to the public at large.
That do not apply to those in charge

Rules are for Fools eh?  As a classic old song from way back goes:  One Golden Rule – No Rules At All!   Well, that certainly seems to apply to those in charge.

You can buy the track from here but that really isn’t the point is it?  The point is How Much Longer do we have to tolerate the clown and his puppet-master?

All words Ged Babey

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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