Monday, April 02, 2007

Thou Shalt Always Kill by Dan Le Sac ft Scrooius Pip

Just payed another 79p for an I-tune. Now, to most people, this isn't that big a deal. But to me, having a crappy dial-up connection (and still quite happy with it thanks very much) it involves about 20 minutes of waiting.
Now I-tunes is a great thing, but I still like having the actual cd as well. I know, media anxiety again. I'm slowly weening myself off it and am quite used to just getting a copy of this album or that album, but generally I have pretty much everything I want on cd and let's be honest, if there's a new cd I want I'm going to buy it for £7 or £8 quid from amazon or cd-wow instead of spending £7.99 to buy an inferior quality digital download from I-tunes.

Anyway, tonight's download.....
I'd heard this a couple of times here and there and always strained to catch the artist, but never managed it. Tonight finally I did.
Dan le Sac ft Scroobius Pip and the song is Thou Shalt Always Kill.
There's a bit of me that's thinking it's a bit too novelty, it may be great for the first 200 listens (which, at the current rate, will take me up to sometime on Tuesday) but after that it's really going to grate. But at the moment it is a superb piece of bizarre electro / rap.

blog here

The lyrics:

Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barret in vain.
Thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile… Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.
Thou shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.
Thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.
Thou shalt not buy Coca-Cola products.
Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend’s best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants.
Use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyokes.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave before it’s done just because you’ve finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just ’cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you’re never gonna fucking talk to.
Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.

The Beatles… Were just a band.
Led Zepplin… Just a band.
The Beach Boys… Just a band.
The Sex Pistols… Just a band.
The Clash… Just a band.
Crass… Just a band.
Minor Threat… Just a band.
The Cure… Just a band.
The Smiths… Just a band.
Nirvana… Just a band.
The Pixies… Just a band.
Oasis… Just a band.
Radiohead… Just a band.
Bloc Party… Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys… Just a band.
The Next Big Thing.. JUST A BAND.

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-english speaking countries as to those that occur in english speaking countries.
Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music,
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music,
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music,
thou shalt not make repetitive generic music.

Thou shalt not pimp my ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When I say “Hey” thou shalt not say “Ho”.
When I say “Hip” thou shalt not say “Hop”.
When I say, he say, she say, we say, make some noise… kill me.
Thou shalt not quote me happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish you girlfriend was a freak like me.
Thou shalt spell the word “Pheonix” P-H-E-O-N-I-X not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying “Is it”.

Thou shalt think for yourselves.

And thou shalt always… Thou shalt always kill!

Apart from the fact that the Cure weren't "just a band" ......
wonderful stuff.


  1. Rich Nunn8:02 PM

    And the same can be said for Nirvana, the Smiths & Minor threat. Just a bad indeed !!! Bah Humbug, Kids today, I don't know, In my day....etc etc etc

  2. to be honest, Minor Threat would agree 100% with the message behind this section of the song....