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"Backpfeifengesicht" b​/​w "Airstrip One"

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Channels:

Darren Zentek - drums
Janet Morgan - bass guitar, voice
J. Robbins - electric guitar, voice

Music and lyrics by Channels © 2016 Cyni-scope Music BMI
Recorded and mixed by J. Robbins and Matt Redenbo at the Magpie Cage, Baltimore MD
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio, New Windsor, NY
Art by Ryan Nelson

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released January 20, 2017

Janet Morgan - bass, vocals
J. Robbins - guitar, vocals
Darren Zentek - drums

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Channels Washington, D.C.

Channels formed late in 2003 and released a 6-song EP entitled "Open" on DeSoto and a full-length, “Waiting For The Next End of the World” on Dischord. The members of this band played previously in other bands: Kerosene 454, Oswego (Zentek), Shonben (Morgan), Burning Airlines, Jawbox (Robbins). ... more

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Track Name: Backpfeifengesicht
Backpfeifengesicht

Couldn’t we have guessed it would end this way
history is always writ by the rich
and acolytes court the apocalypse
Jefferson to Marx, turning in their graves
pro wrestling, realpolitik
narcissist, you paint the world with your shit
Alpha male primate dominance display
dog-whistles and the art of the dis
spray tan backpfeifengesicht

Crisis is the price to play the game
Beholden to a god without a name

Ideology? Brand identity!
feel the feels, get revenge in your dreams
the best words trickle down in a stream
There is only me, sea to shining sea
it’s all “truthful hyperbole”
what the fuck’s “truthful hyperbole?”

Crisis is the price to play the game
Beholden to a god without a name

All eyes, all eyes on me
So my success succeeds
Divide, deride, be free
All lies, no why, believe
That life is only wins and losses
Apprentices and bastard bosses
You see the grift, but you can’t see the mark
Track Name: Airstrip One
Airstrip One

Let’s talk about the good old days
Not the future we’re afraid to face
Because the past is such a peaceful place

Remember when you ruled the waves
Who were the masters, who were the slaves
Who was holding all the gold in that golden age

Calling Airstrip One
Hey! Hey! Citizen!
Do you know what you’ve done
Hey! Hey! What’s done is done
The finest hour for no one


It’s such a simple choice, stay or go
true identity, common enemy
Where’s the power who’s in control
slogans on the side, how we simplify
Nameless anger never changed the way the wind blows
Who told you you could take yourself away
see the swarm, the tide, how they jeopardize
The power players with their nameless game
in a little time, could be you
You only get the choice they let you make

Calling Airstrip One
Hey! Hey! Citizen!
Do you know what you’ve done
Hey! Hey! What’s done is done
The finest hour for no one

Were you fighting for the right side
Did you throw away your lifeline
Did you wake up on the wrong side of a burning bed
Were you fighting for the right side
Did you throw away your lifeline
Fuck the future for the right lie

Calling Airstrip One
Hey! Hey! Citizen!
Do you know what you’ve done
Hey! Hey! What’s done is done
The finest hour for no one

Were you fighting for the right side
Did you throw away your lifeline
Did you wake up on the wrong side of a burning bed
Were you fighting for the right side
Did you throw away your lifeline
Fuck the future for the right lie