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GHETTO REDUX

History repeats itself, generations forget. Ghetto by The Wall, written over 35 years ago - but song and band name nail Trump like they were created yesterday. New recording, made in anger - listen for free, check out the lyrics.

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SUCKERS REDUX

Are you a sucker? Don't let yourself be taken in. Another early anthem reworked and fresh for 2016

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GHETTO REDUX LYRICS

V.1
The wire is all in my head. Open my eyes while dreams pass instead. Of steel and showers, machine gun towers. There are only dead yellow flowers..

(chorus): Meanwhile underneath the tropical sun Gold tooth pensions I wonder who won Palm trees sway Under a pillar of stone Tanned old flesh on permanent loan
Ghetto...Barbed wire Ghetto...Barbed wire Ghetto...Barbed wire

V.2
Just a documentary I once saw. Of another world in another war. I changed over half way through. Changed my eyes to a healthier view.

(chorus)

M8
Now I'm dead who'll pray for me, nobody's gonna save me Now I'm dead who'll pray for me, nobody's gonna save me

V.3
Maybe it never happened at all. Just a TV plot to make us crawl. Is that real life on my screen. Other pictures lie, you know what I mean.

(chorus)

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The Wall emerged from the local music scene in Sunderland in early 1978 in the frenzy of the first wave of punk. Their debut single 'New Way' (B-side 'Uniforms' and 'Suckers') on legendary indie label Small Wonder was discovered and championed by John Peel, leading to early indie success. Follow up single 'Kiss The Mirror'/ 'Exchange' was the first production project for Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook.

The band continued to build their punk pedigree with the release of one of their best known singles 'Ghetto', produced by Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69. Often described as 'intelligent punk', THE WALL defied many boundaries of the genre, producing a catalogue of incisive, individual recordings confronting political and personal issues which remain as relevant today.

Inactive since 1982, THE WALL emerged from deep hibernation in summer 2016 to play at major punk festival Rebellion in Blackpool, as part of the punk 40th anniversary celebrations. Original members Andy Griffiths, Andy Forbes and Al Gregg recruited new female bass-player Day Raven and drumming powerhouse Mark Gibson (ex-LostAlone) to form a tight powerful unit, breathing new life and energy into THE WALL's trademark squall of distorted guitars and driving rhythms.

Many of THE WALL's politically-charged lyrics remain as relevant today, questioning and challenging the ways of the world. 'Ghetto' could have been written as a rallying call to expose the hypocrisy behind Trump's campaign, 'Suckers' demands that we look at our own role in what is happening around us, and THE WALL itself is a potent symbol for the modern political quick-fix - Mexico, Sangatte, the West Bank... THE WALL have re-recorded these 2 classic punk anthems as their comment on the world in 2016, check out GHETTO REDUX and SUCKERS REDUX