Titus Andronicus – Dimed out (Merge)

A beautiful blast of intellectual fury from Patrick Stickles and friends.

This is one of those rare instances when you need the lyric video to get the full visceral benefit.

The righteous anger in Stickles’ vocal delivery will be immediately apparent but check the self-motivating thrust and burgeoning ego of this passage which would fly straight past the naked ear.

I don’t chase after clocks or calendars
I bow down not to masters, gods nor managers
Cause all the greatest artists they were amateurs
Unembarrassed dressed in only bandages

There’s a distinct literary sensibility lurking in those roars and pummelling backbeats, high brow masquerading as low brow.

Stickles here is the US Shane McGowan, slayer of the American dream.


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