McCARTHY - THE ENRAGED WILL INHERIT THE EARTH 2LP+7"
THE ENRAGED WILL INHERIT THE EARTH LP+7"
This limited edition set contains the original LP plus a 10 track bonus LP and a bonus 7" with 2 previously unreleased tracks.
Pressed on colour vinyl with a reworked sleeve by original designer Andy Royston
The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth is a musical molotov cocktail that’s a mixture of power chords and virile, virtuous lyrics. I’ve always liked McCarthy because of their keen sense of political awareness and proactive mentality of “less talk, more action.” They go as far as to advocating violence to start a coup - which is a lot more effective than hippies sitting on their asses singing songs in a peace protest. Yeah, I've stolen, dumpster doven, train hopped - I know real anarchy from the fake. Their polemic (how often can you use that word when referring to a band?) is strong and convincing, as any should be. This is a record to provoke action through intelligent liberal ideals and had it more exposure it could have sparked a much needed revolution. Probably not, but we can think wishfully, can’t we?
As a triad, all three of their albums in their repertoire stand strong, but I think they hit their zenith with the middle child, The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth. The songwriting is tightly forged and their knack for producing raw pop is at its finest here. The Enraged Will Inherit of the Earth is a powerful weapon that didn’t get enough of a user base to make its intended impact. If the question was ever proposed, "can art be a weapon?" I think this album answers with a bold and resounding “yes.”
A1 Boy Meets Girl So What
A2 Governing Takes Brains
A3 An Address To The Better Off
A4 Hands Off Or Die
A5 What Our Boys Are Fighting For
B1 Keep An Open Mind Or Else
B2 We Are All Born Creeps
B3 The Home Secretary Briefs The Forces Of Law And Order
B4 I'm Not A Patriot But
B5 Throw Him Out He's Breaking My Heart
A1 Should The Bible Be Banned
A2 St Francis Among The Mortals
A3 The Myth Of The North-South Divide
A4 We Are All Bourgeois Now
A5 Two Criminal Points Of View
B1 This Nelson Rockefeller
B2 The New Left Review #1
B3 The Lion Will Lie Down With The Lamb
B4 All Your Questions Answered
B5 The New Left Review #2
Side 1: Who Will Rid Me Of These Turbulent Proles?
Side 2: You Had To Go And Open Your Big Mouth