GEORGE TABB : Take my life, please

GEORGE TABB : Take my life, please
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Porté par un talent inné pour la narration, George Tabb convoque dans ce recueil de chroniques publiées dans Maximum Rocknroll ses souvenirs de jeunesse et les partage avec fougue et autodérision. Il y est question d’un rat mutant, d’agresseurs qui en ont après son blouson du cuir, d’une sexualité naissante et cahotante, de boulots merdiques, de drogue, de punk, de la Floride et d’autres aventures malchanseuses qu’un punk rocker en butte au monde affronte une bière à la main.

EXTRAIT DE LA PRÉFACE

Les nouvelles de George Tabb sont l’équivalent littéraire des meilleures chansons des Ramones : courtes, rapides, addictives, irrévérencieuses et autoréférentielles, elles nous plongent dans le quotidien de l’Américain moyen qui, à 13 ou 14 ans, se prend le tsunami punk-rock en pleine poire.

Alex Ratcharge

Alex Ratcharge est l’auteur du livre Entre un néant et un autre (Les Mondes à faire, 2017), et l’éditeur du fanzine Ratcharge.

 
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L'AUTEUR

George Tabb est musicien et écrivain. Il est notamment l’auteur de Playing Right Field (Soft Skull Press, 2004).

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Tiré à 300 exemplaires, il ne sera jamais réédité !

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REVENGE OF THE MARTIANS : A tribute to UNCOMMONMENFROMMARS (Vol. 1)

15 groupes rendent un hommage appuyé aux petits hommes verts du punk-rock franco-américain UNCOMMONMENFROMMARS

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INNER TERRESTRIALS : Heart of the free
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CANNIBAL MOSQUITOS : Merry Christmas
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LES THUGS : Radical hystery
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LES THUGS : As happy as possible
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LES RATS : C'est bien parti pour ne pas s'arranger
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LES RATS : Zarma & Craoued
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LES RATS : Tequila
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LES RATS : De prisa
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CORBILLARD : Temps mort
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CORBILLARD : Enfoncer le clou
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CORBILLARD : J'irai m'crashes sur vos tombes
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CORBILLARD : Faux et usage de faux
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BAD RELIGION : New maps of Hell
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BAD RELIGION : No substance
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BAD RELIGION : Stranger than fiction
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BAD RELIGION : The empire strikes first

The Empire Strikes First... 14 songs that are fresh, focused, and absolutely alive in the way that great rock 'n' roll energizes everything it touches. It's been a long road from their early-80s beginnings, but these days, the primary concerns of Graffin and Gurewitz are not the band's intricate (and subtle) years-long evolution; they're first and foremost topical songwriters focused on domestic chaos and its global manifestation. Bad Religion is, after all, the outfit that, during the first Gulf War in 1991, shared a Maximum Rock 'n' Roll split seven-inch with radical MIT professor Noam Chomsky, who, like them, is locked into the tense present and dedicated to exposing the forces who lie and disguise to deepen and enforce human misery.

The truth is that after 20+ years, Bad Religion meet the present day not only unfettered by nostalgia, but hardwired into the moment. Fans take the band's growth and standards for granted. It's tempting to say-- though impossible to prove-- that the The Empire Strikes First is a such a terrific album because vocalist Graffin and guitarist Gurewitz, the band's most important creative forces, are responding to the death, desolation, and destruction of war, and to the concurrent attacks on the Bill of Rights; it seems more than just a happy accident that the band has just delivered one of its most charged and inspired records in years.

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BAD RELIGION : Age of unreason

Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion's new album entitled Age of Unreason is out now on Epitaph Records. Since the group’s formative years they have steadfastly advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism. Now, when these values are in decline and nationalism and bigotry are on the rise, Bad Religion’s message has never been more essential. Age of Unreason delivers a powerful and inspired response - a political and deeply personal treatise on all they believe in.  

“The band has always stood for enlightenment values,” co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains. “Today, these values of truth, freedom, equality, tolerance, and science, are in real danger. This record is our response.”

The songs on Age of Unreason are both furious and meticulously crafted. There are references to contemporary events; racist rallies, Trump’s election, the erosion of the middle class, Colin Kaepernick’s protest, alternative facts, conspiracy theories, and there are homages to the literary and philosophical works that have long inspired the band.

The track “Chaos From Within” uses the band’s iconic fast, powerful and melodic sound to examine the current border wall controversy with the lyrics, “Threat is urgent, existential / with patience wearing thin / but the danger's elemental / it’s chaos from within.” As co-songwriter and lead singer Greg Graffin says, “Throughout history, walls have been used to keep the barbarians out, But it seems to me that the truly barbaric aspect of a civilization is the chaos that comes from within.” 

Age of Unreason is Bad Religion’s 17th studio album and was co-produced by Carlos de la Garza. It is a timely work of immense power and one of their very best. Society’s step backwards has propelled the legendary band decidedly forward. There is an elevated craft in the way the song “Candidate" vividly evokes the current president, “I am your candidate / I am bloody lips and makeup /I'm your caliphate, opioids and mutilation / a celebrity and my name is competition.” Another track, entitled “The Approach,” addresses the possible demise of democracy with the lyrics, “There’s a moral and intellectual vacuum / and you're right to be lookin' askance / philosophically moribund, revolution hasn't a chance.”

This record is both a dire warning and testament to resilience. The overall message being - seek truth about the world and oneself.  As Graffin, who holds a PhD in the history of science, says, “When I saw all these headlines about how terrible our world had become, I started doing a lot of reading. I read about the French revolution, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and I started to recognize that this is a pattern of history and something we should never venture into. There are ample warnings against it. Every school child should know this but it’s hard to get people to read about these things. Maybe this album can help. Because right now, with social media, we are just playing a version of kill the guy with the ball.”

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