You just have to listen to it for yourself. My favorite song on the new album is Ghetto of Disillusion. Some weeks back, Icons of Filth came to Los Angeles for the first time. They never toured America before. They were on the road with Defiance. I have no idea why, but for some reason a lot of DIY Punk scene were not happy with this.
Who cares! I like Defiance and Icons. Few people were not interested in seeing them who used to wear their shirts and patches. Oh well. I Why So Limited - Icons Of Filth - The Mortarhate Projects (Vinyl to the Glass House show in Pomona. The show was organized by Ron M. There were hundreds of young kids. I think the majority of them were from ages 14 to Some older punks were present; they were the ones in the way back just checking things out. I decided to venture towards the mouth of the stage, joining the younger kids.
I first met Icons in the back room. I've seen quite a few pictures from the 80's and they haven't aged that much. In fact, the guitarist Daffy looks like he hasn't aged at all, he still looks the same. The bass player Ed first came up to me and shook my hand, introducing himself to me. He said, "We will be at the shop on Sunday to talk, but we are not doing the record signing. Mike's reply was yes.
I was just happy that Icons were not mad at me. After waiting awhile, Icons of Filth hit the stage. Two big banners went up.
It was their famous art work. They first started out with the song "Onward Christian Soldier. This was refreshing to hear. Normally bands just play straight through.
They were on stage clad in black and the singer, Stig, was barefoot, spewing radical statements in such a tense time. Especialy on "Show us you Care," another song against vivisection where he used a lot of body motions to try and match the pain inflicted on animals with his lyrics. This is too difficult to articulate, you have to see it. Stig saluted the audience with peace signs bunch of times when he was singing and we saluted him back with a peace sign.
After a song he would read his lyrics like a poem with no background sound and when the music starts, everyone sings along in front.
Even the new stuff was really great live. On one of their songs they couldn't start it on time together, they kept messing up, Ed the bass player would laugh about it and everyone else did. They were called for an encore and the crowd was chanting, but sadly they did not continue. One kid front of me kept saying Fuck Defiance I'm here to see Icons?.
He was really pissed off that Icons did not play more songs. Next up was Defiance, and a taped speech was playing, LP). Not sure what it was about, but one of the band members told me it was against the war. When they went on the kids went wild. Now, I understand why Defiance was headlining this show. The majority of the young kids came to see them. Icons of Filth were from Why So Limited - Icons Of Filth - The Mortarhate Projects (Vinyl early 80's. They are around their early 40's now.
Icons of Filth comes from an Anarcho punk background which was influenced by Crass. I had a chance to talk to them and they said they used to follow Crass around. But the place was not packed due to a big anti war protest going on at the same time. The show later that evening will start at 4pm. So we all had to leave the place early. I showed a flyer about Free and Critter. And told them about Ruckus and Rampage. So they all agreed to write letters to them and I got some paper and pens.
They are all political prisoners who are into punk and anarchism. Pete from Icons liked the Activist Store and even donated merchandises like shirts and Cd's. They will be used to help out jailed anti war activist I asked Stig about the diffences in the punk scene between now and then. He told me that the old UK days was just all punk rockers with leather jackets, but the US seems to have a lot of activist punks. So after that we all went to the show. I told him that local protests are too risky, because last week at the anti war demo, cops were arresting and beating people up for no reason.
But he said that he should Why So Limited - Icons Of Filth - The Mortarhate Projects (Vinyl been there and that he felt like crying. And he told me that he is sad that he met so many wonderful people, but has to fly back tomorrow to the UK. And they are losing money from this. So this was their last show. Create a free account. Customers who bought this item also bought.
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Vern Morris. Great expanded edition of a fantastic debut album. Very pleased. Lyrics are great anarcho-pacifist but the music is very basic and failed to give me the rush I usually look for on this kind of record. The non-lp songs are way better than the lp ones and have better sound, esp the guitarwork. Maybe that's been sorted on the remaster? But that one has only the lp tracks.
Buy at your own risk. Stig RIP I bought this CD without ever hearing Icons Of Filth, many of my friends were big fans, and one of my friends even tried to Resuscitate Stig at thier final show. Under pressure from my peers I bought this album. I listened to it all the way through twice as soon as I got it, and I think it is one of the most consistent punk rock albums I own. When I got the CD I was not very interested in animal rights, or anarcho beliefs, however, I do now life a vegetarian lifestyle and feel the lyrics are more relevent to me now, but dont let that stop Why So Limited - Icons Of Filth - The Mortarhate Projects (Vinyl hearing this, as I dont think this made me make the change.
P Stig. Anyone who knows the Icons from way back will be impressed, but new fans are sure to follow! I remember seeing them in Manchester, supporting Conflict at Jilly's They knocked me off me feet! To hear this album again after so many years is a real treat! The early demo's from I wish i'd kept in touch.
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