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From the 12” Single McCarthyville, FOAD MF records

Sleeve art by Ross McDonald


When freedom has become a taboo phrase
And bloodlust senators shout “Damn yr fifth amendment!”
It seems that this once golden land has bolted up its doors
And must go through Hellfire to cleanse its soul

It was a chance to toil with sweat and tears
It’s even worse to lose hope in McCarthyville
And they seemed to promise us their better world
But we’re stuck in ruts in McCarthyville

When the dollar in the pocket pays for contra rockets
And politicians feed themselves on dope dealings
It seems that this country has taken a batch of terror-colonels
And held them up as heroes to tomorrow's leaders


from Where's the matter, released February 14, 2012
Produced by Suicide Highlife
Engineered by Simon Milton
Recorded at the House in the Woods, Easter 1988



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Suicide Highlife Isle of Man

Suicide Highlife Formed in Douglas, Isle of Man in 1987. Inspired largely by C86 luminaries like The Wedding Present, The Woodentops, The Mackenzies and Half Man Half Biscuit amongst others, they cut an impressive, if largely ignored, rug across the Isle of Man’s otherwise pretty staid gig scene for a couple of years in the late 1980s, all Jesus Christ pose and feedback attitude. ... more

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