Classic Review: Pipedown- Enemies Of Progress

In 2001 melodic political hard core powerhouse Pipedown droppwd their dwbut ablum on A-F Records, Enemies Of Progress. This ripper hits just as hard today. They blasted out of the Pittsburgh scene and sound like a more melodically inclined Behind Enemy Lines. This whole record is solid from front to back like all of these post hard core template albums that were coming out in this era of hard core and punk that really got us thimking. And damn the guitars were amazing. It’s like this band started at the top of their game. The vocals that go from almost sorrowful cleans to this war cry of a scream echo through every track on this. Download or buy a copy of you can find it and get to know this release along with anything else from this time period of music that was our soundtrack for fighting the system.

– C Fish

https://a-frecords.bandcamp.com/album/enemies-of-progress-af012

Punk Politics # 30

Okay I know things look fuckin bleak and depressing right now. Pretty much everyone who was to the left of the Klan and honestly believed in a different reality wanted Sanders to win the Democratic ticket. As per usual some establishment good stole it just like 4 years ago. We shouldn’t be chanting the propaganda of “vote blue no matter who”. That’s how they take our power. We should be planning to burn the fucker down! Ir the major parties wanna fuck us, we should do it right back. They only have the power we give them. So let’s take it fuckin back from those who would squander it on enriching themselves. And fuck your “only major parties can win” argument. The 2 major parties were nothing upstarts in the beginning until they went viral by word of mouth and printed word. So there’s absolutely no reason we can’t do that with social media. As ling as we continue to settle for less we will never deserve better. For all its flaws America gained independence by not settling for less. Abolition, women’s suffrage amd civil rights are all because people did not settle for less. This moment can radicalize us rather than be a catalyst for depression and compromise. Yeah this next 4 years is likely gonna suck. But we can look at the long game and use this time pooling our best resource to kill the major paries and give this country something better for 2024. That best resource is us. If we think and get passionate about real change and share it, it can catch fire. We got hit hard. Let’s clean up, get some water and show em we ain’t fuckin done! Hell, Bernie is still on the ballot in upcoming primaries. There will be 3rd parties in the election. There may be write in opportunities. We are the movement! Not the privalaged suits. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Punk Politics # 29

How to start this off? Fuuuccckkk Joe Biden! Louder for the people in the back, FUCK JOE BIDEN! Vote blue no matter who? What a bunch of fuckin zombie sell outs. So the #meetoo generation is supposed to line up behind the guy who has multiple rape allegations? This crazy fucker sniffs people in public. Now, I’m not one to kink shame typically, but keep it in private qith consenting adults. The black community is supposed to rally around the guy who has called them predators? Come on, this guy probably plans date rapes with Trump over golf and roofies. “But you don’t want Trump to win, do you?” Why the hell not? They’re literally the same. They are the 1% boomer white men parasites that insist on fist fucking the working class and minorities. These are the plantation runners and blind party allegiance is the new field. Why are we the victims of this abuse constantly going to another abuser swearing ‘this one is different”? Y’all got me fucked up. It’s betond tume to burn the Democratic party to the fuckin ground! If we destroy one, we can destroy both. There are alternatives from this status quo groundhog day horror we keep repeating. #punkvoter

– C Fish

Punk Politics #20

The case against Joe Biden. Yes, uncle Joe the seeming favorite of uninformed Democrats. Let’s unpack his racism. Biden has said of black felons that they are “predators too sociopathic to rehabilitate”. When his constituents were against desegregation in Delaware he was too. He has partnered on votes with North Carolinian Jesse Helms whose rather famously racist. A proposal of his has been called “an anti-black amendment” by the NAACP. His answer to a question on the legacy of slavery was “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own
generation, and I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what
happened 300 years ago.”Now let’s look at his creeper tenancies. He’s stated “I’m not sorry for my intentions. I’m not sorry for the things I’ve done”. This is the man we watched publicly creep on women (some of whom were wildly underrage) through 8 years of the Obama administration. Biden is the eaxact same enemy to people of color and women that Trump is.

– C Fish

#punkvoter