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Carbon/Silicon – The Last Post

14 09 2010

Listened: Friday, August 20

The funny thing about Carbon/Silicon is that on The Last Post they’ve made punk that is old-fashioned (and I don’t mean that disparagingly) yet at the same time discusses modern liberal issues (the wars in the Middle East, the current world oil crisis, the widening gulf between rich and poor). The subject matter genes of The Clash are very clear here.

Despite what I said above about them being old-fashioned punk, they sound like hippies in Oil Well: “We’ll try to make a humanitarian case of dropping some love on the human race.” Really though, punks and hippies might have been mortal enemies in their day, but their methods are two different sides of the same coin.

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