The Gentrification Suite


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SEXY SOCIALISTA SISTERS When I was a young man I listened to the radio Lying in the dark with my headphones Music breaking through the static haze It's symptomatic of a young man He needs something to believe in A visionary martyr With the promise of a bright new better day He don't need a fascist groove thing For the politics of dancing In A Ghost Town He needs a song of protest and desire To keep the revolution warm (CHORUS) Sexy Socialista Sisters Sexy Socialista Babes Molotov Cocktails in the evening Riots and laughter every day Blonde bombastic and alluring In matching soviet uniforms Revolutionary Sirens It's a look that says "comrade come this way" And when they sing their manifesto They deliver it with gusto Oh how they make me lust oh! Come and spirit me away Not for me Che Guevara Comrade Lenin or Zapata In my little red book I've found utopia Sock it to me... (CHORUS) All this time The Polity was in decline And everywhere the neo-liberal banksters on the rise But deep inside, the Sisters helped me keep my pride With a vision of a Great Big State where the aparatchicks fly Sexy Socialista Sisters Sexy Socialista Babes Molotov Cocktails in the evening Riots and laughter every day Sexy Socialista Sisters Sexy Socialista Babes Marx and Engels in the bedroom Leon Trotsky all the way Sexy Socialista Sisters Sexy Socialista Babes Revolution on the Sidewalk Situation A OK Beneath the pavement there's a beach…
Who is She? 04:19
WHO IS SHE? Who Who is she? The soul of traders, gamblers, fools and thieves O peerless beauty veil your hair Lest you play havoc with the world O, graceful deer I am for life your abject slave I fear I prostrate myself before your delights And open my mouth wide for your spring showers Please, don’t make me die so young You would have to pay for my blood Which like Cain’s would be exacted seven times over Seven times over Who Who is she? The sacrificial bull of mystery You are famous throughout the world You ring in the ears of all who hear you. Who Can really fathom what they see A face of such Byzantine complexity Your beauty worn as you are passed from hand to hand From dawn to dusk I await your favour The all-seeing eye will watch us dance together Forever
S.C.D.O. 03:27
S.C.D.O. Chorus: The Money Tree A financial instrument To synthesise your collateralised debt The Money Tree In a bower of increments Click your mouse and the deal is set In ancient myth A Golden Bough In a sacred grove where the priests all met A gilded temple in a forest Kill the King to release the debt A mystic union in the land By the money tree Where the cash cow goes A sacrificial offering Of a juvenile god With a great big nose More Money more Money more Money Bet on Bet on Bet upon Bet More Money more Money more Money Bet on Bet on Bet upon Bet Chorus: In finance a derivative trade Is an interest rate or a currency swap It's the cleanest and the quickest option To make your fortune Ready or not Just click your mouse and watch the cash flow Put or call to double the pot Synthetic Collateralised Debt Obligations Make your fortune Ready or not S.C.D.O. sounds like disco S.C.D.O. just watch the money flow S.C.D.O. cashdollolardoloco S.C.D.O. beat the index blow by blow S.C.D.O. ride the bull and let him go More Money more Money more Money Bet on Bet on Bet upon Bet More Money more Money more Money Bet on Bet on Bet upon Bet Chorus and fade:
THE MIDDLE EAST OF THE END A world without hope A world without fear A chance of new life across a great ocean from here Economic migration and bad sanitation I see A face of adventure A face of enforced poverty A pay cheque to Mama who lived in the Shetel back then The Middle East of the End 10 to a room And a family back home Missing your friends and relations, it's so hard to roam Whether Roma or Jude, the pathway before you is clear Be patient my darling, for the time's growing near Blackshirts or UKIP the song is the same once again The Middle East of the End Time is a message to all mankind That in time We all fade and die But in time When Judgement Day comes around Will you be known as a good guy or a clown? Hope on the pavement, the city of gold A City of Mourning A world that's been bought and then sold Sold down the river of man's inhumanity to man Then sold yet again just because we can The right of all people to live in the free world and then It's the Middle East of the End
SHOREDITCHIFICATION Shoreditchification It’s The Best More Than Gentrification It’s A Macrobiotic Suicide Vest Boxpark Spectator Misery Shoreditchification Is Made By You And Me Shoreditchification Now’s It’s Time To Cut Up All Your Credit Cards And Quickly Trim That Bottom Line It's Austerity Century Shoreditchification Is Free Consumerisation Don’t Be A Fool It’s Your Patriotic Duty To Buy All The Shit You Could Resist Play That Ideological Symphony Sensation Is The Key (Instrumental) In The Cultural Nation It's A Golden Dawn For The Neo Nazi Hipsters Who Are Somewhere Right Of Attila The Hun And It's Time To Rebrand The BNP Fascistification Supremacy Shoreditchification Saves The World A Bourgeois Revolution That Will Heal Your Chakras While Rome Burns We’re All In This Together Can't You See Shoreditchification Shoreditchification And We're All Screwed Back In Place.


"A modern day Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. A kind of bildungsroman style tale of a young boy escaping the suburbs to hang out in Dalston/Williamsburg/Mitte."


released May 16, 2014

The songs were created as part of "The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing" between May 2013 and April 2014.

Supported by Arts Council England.

Written, performed, recorded and produced by Giuseppe Marinetti AKA Joseph Young. Except bonus track - text by Rowena Easton, wax cylinder recording by Aleksander Kolkowski.

@ 2014


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Giuseppe Marinetti Brighton, UK

Giuseppe Marinetti, conceptual politician and crooner is the alter-ego of UK based sound and performance artist Joseph Young. Joseph's work has been shown at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Jerwood Hastings, Towner Gallery, the Estorick Collection as well as in New York, Seoul, Berlin, and is held in several permanent collections. ... more

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