The Power of Tradition

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“It’s the almost gypsy jazz flavour that takes the sounds of songs like ‘Ten Inches’ and ‘The Sins of Ignorance’ in different directions, ensuring the listener is consistently challenged, constantly asking “Where is this going?”, “Where will it end?”. It’s that dangerous uncertainty that propels ‘Sick Society’, asking itself questions mid-song, mid-riff, reasoning with itself, unafraid to veer in a new direction. It’s both disconcerting and completely welcome. Amidst this experimentation and introspection, when ‘Local Treason’ comes in, with its punk funk fighting, almost Bad Religion vibe it truly stings, the build-up near the conclusion illustrates just how well the three members lock as a musical unit. Sick Society is meant to be listened to as a whole; the spoken word of ‘IPD’ with its ‘1984’ and ‘Clockwork Orange’ leanings, ‘Governing Body’s instrumental ‘Sick Society’ is a sonically rich and fertile album, balanced with moments of ”
Mark Cooper - Circle Pit


The Power of Tradition
This is a simple tale, about men who were male.
With minds born stale, there was a girl who got caught.
She would learn a lesson, which was against the law
Of wisdom.
In the middle of the two, whose sense was few
And far between. They ruined her dream.
One was naive, but exceedingly large.
With a mouth that was mean and a pain in his arse.
I can’t see why you want to hit the girls and make them cry.
He wanted to box the civilized way,
but the final solution was a bear glass contusion.
The power of tradition can beat into submission,
but there is a lot to be said for a glass in the head.
I can’t see why you want to hit the girls and make them cry.


from Sick Society, released July 27, 2013



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