This is what turns me on about Powerman 5000: they never give up. They are
fucking hot. They are great fucking performers. The cd sounds like a live Powerman
5000 performance. The energy off the cd is forceful. Spider reminds me of Billy
Idol, and it is not just the hair. It is his voice. His voice is electrifying.
He is so fucking political and anti corporate. He lets you know it. Spider has
rock star good looks. I am telling you that boy is fucking hot. He lit up Earthlink
live like an atom bomb. –Adrian Ost is a drum machine, doesn’t he
ever get a little tired? –Adam Williams and Mike Tempestra are an old
school guitar section like Motley Crue, Pantera, and Metallica. –Siggy
Sjursen on bass reminds people that they have blood that pumps through their
veins. PM5K is a fantastic band. Their music hits me like jackhammers in the
middle of a classical music concert, beautiful and hard
Here is what I think about the tracks:
ASSESS THE MESS: A spooky little intro. It is just enough to get you amped up
for the next song.
THEME TO A FAKE REVOLUTION: Raise your fist in the air. Goosestep. Jump around.
Grab your fucking gun baby! You have a reason to do it, maybe. Who fucking cares?
If you never were a part of anything make your own thing and grab the train.
It is cheaper than a fucking shrink
FREE: The chorus of this song fucking rocks. I love it-it just screams frustration-If
you can’t be who and what you want to be, then you aren’t really
free are you? People will take everything that you are and everything that you
want to be and steal it. Get over it and start jumping. Find out who you are
and what the fuck you want.
ACTION: The first lyric in this song is the sky is falling. That kind of shit
just reaches up and grabs you by the fucking throat and makes you wonder if
the mighty Spider One is superhero enough to make it stop, but just for a minute.
Find your own fucking truth.
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: My favorite lines from this song…Look at all
the pop stars thinking there in charge. Let’s see who’s the biggest
whore. Come on shake your asses all made for the masses. You write the songs
and I’ll lip-sync them on tour.
I want real music too. Shit that isn’t lip-synced. This rocking little
song is a commentary on what our music is becoming. Wake the fuck up!
A IS FOR APATHY: This song tells us about where we are going, and we just don’t
fucking care. Why the fuck should we get up in the morning and try? It is just
to fucking hard to be a participant in life and we just don’t care, and
we don’t know why-then we die.
TRANSFORM: Doesn’t everybody want to know why they are here? Everybody
is supposed to be special, huh? Who cares? The only thing you can count on in
this life that everything changes and everything stays the same. Don’t
even try to fucking figure it out. Just scream.
TOP OF THE WORLD: This is the song for the little twenty year old punk kid with
the ring through his nose. Nobody is any better than you boy. Not me, and not
Spider One. By the way-you aren’t better than anybody else either.
SONG ABOUT NUTHIN’: The lyrics are a fucking tease with this one. The
song tells us not to look for the meaning of the song, but hey it also says
the world moves and it don’t ask why. Sometimes songs aren’t meant
to be picked apart, and sometimes shit that happens isn’t meant to be
picked apart. So, I am not picking it the fuck apart.
STEREOTYPE: Don’t sell your soul to Joe. You stupid fucker, you are just
going to be trading one cage for another. You pick your reality. Make up your
mind, because you are the one who sold your evil tortured rebel soul for a pile
I KNEW IT: Conformity is the enemy. If you dress and act like everybody else
you might as well be dead. Those people that you thought were your friends are
going to be the first people to point the fucking finger when shit goes bad.
Don’t ever give up.
HEY, THAT’S RIGHT: Morrison was The Lizard King, and Spider One is the
King of the Air. I would vote for him to be King. I want to be his campaign
manager. I would love to hear some PM5K on the fucking radio, but who is gonna
give it to me?
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: So, don’t be afraid of the future-it doesn’t
include you. This song is a fucking beautifully angry punk anthem. The rise
and fall of the energy level on this track is out fucking rageous.
Buy this cd. Buy this cd for you, not because I say so. It is about you. It
isn’t larger than life, it is life. It screams frustration and anger.
I personally love PM5K, because it hits me in the gut. I loved seeing PM5K live
because they blew me out of the fucking water. You will love them too.
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