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Squash the Resistance


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Mokus

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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So, we were standing around musing about war and other events in the news…sobering ourselves in the reality of others, here without one want or care...
As the conversation dragged on Jared started playing this ‘thing’ over and over and eventually we all joined in… So the start of the song is kind of the tail-end of our conversation as it morphed from a thought to a feeling...

Recorded March 23rd with our trusty ol’ room mic…

I’ve tried cutting this, editing it and mastering it…and then re-mastering it again…but it just gets worse each time…
This was the way it was unedited the first time…and I suppose this is the way it will stay…
Maybe this will birth into a song down the road…we will see.

Again, this is just a rough 'Polaroid' of a day in our journey…

Barry Lane - Drums and drive
Jared Puppe - Bass and groove
Ryan Chubb - ramblings/noddlings and harmonica
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Lyrics
Squash the resistance
Rise up!

Sammara
Tikrit
Karbala
Fallujah

Rise up
Take your place in time
Rise up

Take your place in time, dear
This hand swings through the nadir
She woke up with the sun behind the clouds

I wonder how much it feels,
a sip from your can.
I wonder why you liked it better
in those days...I...

And you’re here with me now.
Your head is not in the clouds
You’re waking up to the truth
The truth it’s now…
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Comments: 11
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Plays: 617
Downloads: 158
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Apr 13, 2006 - 02:44:53 PM
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2006 - 08:26:53 AM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 10:28:08 AM
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echoroom said 4909 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
rough and ready
Wasn't sure about this at the start, but it really grew on me. Really like the
guitar work, and the vox remind me of Southern Death Cult.

Love the 'sip from your can' line.

There's a great song here guys, just needs a little more structure and less
noodle.
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Mokus said 4899 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
rough and ready
We’re glad you stuck it out through the opening…I thought of cutting off the first minute and a half but it just didn’t ‘say’ the same thing…
If this is to become a song, then yes, you are right it will need far less noodle and a lot more structure…less spaghetti and more meatballs!
Thanks for the honest encouragement…
Check out my latest song called ...a great big sound
jmt said 4909 days ago (April 14th, 2006)
over. Are
Cool "jam"... There's something about the raw nature of this that's appealing, it sorta reflects the unpreparedness of the U.S. going into a country to take it over. Are the lyrics improvised during this also? Excellent. And I agree with echoroom about the resemblence to Southern Death Cult. My ears like it the way it is.
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Mokus said 4899 days ago (April 24th, 2006)
over. Are
Yes, our lyrics are always impromptu…thanks for the great comments.
Regarding what you said about the “U.S. going into a country to take it over.”, I sincerely doubt and hope that this is NOT currently the case. We have to assume that is not America’s intent in Iraq – to take it over. However, I do agree with the implied notion that the current political and military ‘bullying’ by the U.S. is sad at best…and I absolutely agree that the U.S. has executed her ‘will’ ineptly, as to be completely ‘unprepared’ for the obvious and natural results and consquences to her actions…
This jam though completely ignores the U.S. and is for those who aren’t so happy with our ‘just’ and lovely ‘western’ wars...who are intimately familiar with the results…for all those people having a ‘shittier’ day than we are - while we eat, drink, laugh and play (and vote for it to remain that way at the expense of others!).
I wish people would wake up and stop constructing their concepts of ‘good’ ‘truth’ and ‘reality’ around their sorry selves and their selfish desires! We need a better worldview.

Thanks jmt!
Check out my latest song called ...a great big sound
annalia said 4816 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
sadly beautiful
I like the rawness of this one too. You have such a nice voice that I wish you could pick it up a little more above the music. The repetition of guitar rythm goes well on this, love the drum pick up and easing in of more guitar strings, addition of the harmonica is very nice, the ending guitar notes are beautiful as well. I can sure feel the morph of feeling, it's beautiful. Good Jam! :)

I'm gonna download now.
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Mokus said 4813 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
sadly beautiful
Thanks Annalia!
Very kind of you...we love it when these moments just sort of happen...sadly beautiful is a great way to describe it...
Check out my latest song called ...a great big sound
annalia said 4816 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
sadly beautiful
p.s. You might want to think about submitting this one to NeilYoung.com Living With War. It'd be a good one to do even though it's rough yet still ready. I would like to see it up there. :)
Check out my latest song called freakshow
Tiny_Man_Inside said 4790 days ago (August 10th, 2006)
one of the best bands on this site
I'm still trying to figure out why you guys don't get more interest. I think
you consistently come up with interesting and compelling music. Very
early-U2 like. Really enjoyed the crispness of the drums!

Mason
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Mokus said 4730 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
thx
Thanks Mason!!
Check out my latest song called ...a great big sound
said 4093 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
its
good to find another jam band on MJ. great recording and top tune....
live and improvised? U3 have talent!

Mokus said 4090 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
...
Thanks Sloppy!!!
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