Visitations, the / Propaganda
Album: Propaganda   Collection:General
Artist:Visitations, the   Added:Sep 2004
Label:<No Label Info>  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-10-04 Pull Date: 2004-12-06
Week Ending: Dec 5 Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 06, 2009: The DJ Never Has It
Questionable Intelligence
4. Nov 11, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
Osama & Your Suv
2. Dec 02, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
Questionable Intelligence
5. Nov 03, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Be not Afraid
3. Nov 18, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
Euthanize Yourself
6. Nov 02, 2004: All This - And Mor!

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-03
Lighthearted, sardonic Bush-bashing indie rock. Davey Wrathgabar and his friends in the Georgia-based Elephant 6 collective slapped this album together in July 2004 and released it a month later. Voice can be grating or endearing (your choice) in its baby-talk delivery, like TMBG. Wrathgabar was in Fable Factory and also previously released a non-political LP by The Visitations. Guests on this album include members of Of Montreal and Circulatory System. Well-chosen Bush spoken samples, a fairly wide range of musical styles, and very competent playing and production make this a great little record for election season 2004. FCC: 6. Start with 2, 5, 8, 11.

1. starts with George Bush spoken sample. Bass comes in, then drums, for an indie-dance beat. About disaffection with the media and politics.
==> 2. Hand claps and a silly funk groove. “Shock and awe democracy – questionable intelligence.”
3. Mid-fast. Simple drums, bass, and acoustic guitar. An ode to apathy.
4. Fun with GWB samples. Short.
==> 5. Mid-slow. Poignant folk rock about humvees and oil.
6. FCC: Fuck, shit. Just guitar and voice. About empty patriotism.
7. Quick shuffle. One step beyond promoting apathy… promotes self-euthanasia. Silly but danceable.
==> 8. Mid-slow, ‘60s-feel, swaying folk rock with whistling and sound effects. In praise of hate radio.
9. Mid-fast, syncopated beat with odd percussion. About Wall Street corruption. FCC? Suggestive of anal sex, but those who might be offended probably aren’t perceptive enough to get it.
10. Mid-slow ballad -- arpeggio guitar plus voice about Jesus and the fucked up state of the world.
==> 11. Stand-out track. Great anti-Bush folk rock. Simple but powerful statement against Republican fear mongering.

Track Listing
1. Television   6. Burn a Flag (4 July)
2. Questionable Intelligence   7. Euthanize Yourself
3. Florida   8. Talkin' Hate Radio Blues
4. Dubya Speaks   9. Milk the Bull
5. Osama & Your Suv   10. The Good News
  11. Be not Afraid