die or d.i.y.?

Celebrate the Dilettantes* of DIY!Forget the world outside,and indulge your ears in the sounds 'they' want to supress.There are no 'Stars' here save ourselves. Kill your Idols!Fuck the goverment! Fuck the corporations! DIE OR DIY?!………..What side are you on? *(dil·et·tante/ˌdiliˈtänt: (noun) A person who enjoys the arts or someone who engages in a field as an amateur out of casual interest rather than as a profession)

Throbbing Gristle – "24 Hours" (Cassette Version) (Industrial Records) 1980

T.G. were always at their best in a live environment, no performance being exactly the same, each ‘song’ in a different version. Therefor

I cannot pick out one of these cassettes as superior to the other, all are superb live documents of a band at their peak, making a type of music that was never heard before; this is (non) musical history in the making.
listening to 24 hours of T.G. is never boring, and is a thoroughly recommended pastime. I wouldn’t give the same recommendation for listening to 24 Hours of Dire Straits for example……in fact that very thought gives me suicidal, or even genocidal, urges. Why Knopfler hasn’t been tried for crimes against humanity I’ll never know!!?

Limited to just 50 numbered copies, each one personalized to the buyer and dated. Each copy is unique with hand-made collages on each of the primary (signed) information card. Each set also came with three colour-copied inserts (colour copies were very expensive and rare in 1980 when these were made). One featured an informal shot of the band while another was a collage by G P-O of the proposed “Industrial Records HQ”. Copies also contained 2 full-sized b&w original photos: one a classic press shot and the other an informal image of the band being interviewed (by a small radio station in US). Some copies came with two cassettes of interviews,…..but not this one.
Each set retailed for 88 UK pounds (for UK) or 99 UK pounds rest of the world (postage paid).
This is, by far, the most collectible of all official TG-releases.

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 1:52
A2 Very Friendly 15:04
A3 We Hate You (Little Girls) 2:36
A4 Slug Bait 8:31
B1 Dead Ed 4:06
B2 Zyklon B Zombie 5:08
B3 The End 2:59
B4 Radio Spot 1:13

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IRC 03 – At the Air Gallery/Winchester 6th July 1976/21. August 1976

Tracklist

A1 Untitled 38:23
B1 Dead Ed 2:03
B2 No Two Ways 5:38
B3 Very Friendly 9:43

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IRC 04 – At The Nags Head, High Wycombe.(Recorded live 11th February, 1977)

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 2:29
A2 Very Friendly 19:07
A3 We Hate You (Little Girls) 2:08
A4 Untitled 8:11
A5 Slug Bait 4:56
B1 Anarchy And Music 2:43
B2 Zyklon B Zombie 8:00
B3 If I Was A Little Baby 1:07
B4 Wall Of Sound 4:26
B5 Close 6:52

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IRC 05 – At Brighton Polytechnic, 26th March 1977

Tracklist:

A1 Zyklon B Zombie 7:38
A2 Last Exit 8:31
A3 Slug Bait 7:02
A4 Maggot Life 8:59
A5 Mary Jane 1:53
A6 Record Contract 7:45
A7 Tesco Disco 0:44
B1 One Note, One Life, One Purpose 9:22
B2 A Load Of Fucking Wankers 4:44

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IRC 06 – At Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, 7th May 1977

Tracklist

A1 Industrial Introduction 1:06
A2 Forced Entry 9:25
A3 National Affront 15:22
A4 Maggot Death 5:39
B1 You Won’t Notice 7:05
B2 Slug Bait 8:56
B3 Close 10:10

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IRC 07 – At the Rat Club, 22nd May 1977

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 4:01
A2 Tesco Disco 3:18
A3 Fuck Off Cunt 6:14
A4 £1.30 5:36
A5 Wolverhampton 2:38
A6 Goldilocks And The Three Fingers 5:03
A7 Interlude 8:03
A8 Fuck Off Cunt/Wolverhampton/£1.30 (Reprise) 5:44
A9 The Quiet Section 10:51
B1 Maggot Death 8:08

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IRC 08 – At the Highbury Roundhouse, 29th September 1977.

Tracklist

A1 Hit By A Rock 7:06
A2 Blood On The Floor 17:23
A3 Untitled 19:50
A4 You Me Here 15:42
B1 Hit By A Rock 7:06
B2 Blood On The Floor 17:23
B3 Untitled 19:50
B4 You Me Here 15:42

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IRC 09 – At the Art School Winchester, 11th November 1977.

Tracklist

A1 A Nod And A Wank 8:40
A2 Feeling Critical 8:20
A3 Untitled 8:42
B1 Dead Ed 13:23
B2 You Won’t Notice 7:03
B3 Very Friendly 10:29

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IRC10 – At the Rat Club/The Valentino Rooms , 17th December 1977.

Tracklist

A1 White Christmas 0:23
A2 Tesco Disco 5:05
A3 Knife In My Side 7:16
A4 Untitled 10:58
B1 Urge To Kill 10:35
B2 Assume Power Focus 7:06
B3 Wall Of Sound 11:45

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IRC11- At the Brighton Polytechic, 25th Feb 1978.

Tracklist

A1 E-Coli 11:40
A2 Anthony 17:50
A3 Why Does Carol Eat Brown Bread? 8:23
B1 Blood On The Floor 6:12
B2 August Bank Holiday 3:50
B3 He’s My Friend 4:00
B4 Wall Of Sound 8:05

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IRC 12- At the Architectural Association,London. 3rd March 1978.

Tracklist

A1 E-Coli 11:29
A2 Dead Ed 16:03
A3 Valley Of The Shadow Of Death 22:03
B1 August Bank Holiday 3:27
B2 Wall Of Sound 7:32

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IRC 13 – At Goldsmiths College,London, 18th May 1978.

Tracklist

A1 I.B.M. 11:22
A2 It’s Always The Way 5:37
A3 Hamburger Lady 7:49
A4 Dead On Arrival 9:21
B1 August Bank Holiday 4:48
B2 Untitled 8:58
B3 Wall Of Sound 9:01
B4 United 0:49

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IRC 14 – At the Industrial Training College, Wakefield, 1st July 1978.

Tracklist

A1 I.B.M. 4:16
A2 Family Death 2:39
A3 Cabaret Voltaire 3:30
A4 Industrial Muzak 8:33
A5 Hamburger Lady 10:43
A6 Slug Bait 5:11
B1 August Bank Holiday 3:08
B2 Mother Spunk 7:17
B3 Five Knuckle Shuffle 7:46
B4 Whorle Of Sound 6:56

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IRC 15 – At the London Film Makers CO-OP, 6th July 1978.

Tracklist

A1 I.B.M. 4:31
A2 New After Cease To Exist Soundtrack 5:02
A3 Hamburger Lady 8:37
A4 Saw Mill 8:37
A5 Mother Spunk 5:07
B1 Untitled 6:00
B2 Five Knuckle Shuffle 15:24

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IRC 16 – At the Crypt Club,London, 11th November 1978.

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 1:39
A2 Whistling Song 7:46
A3 Tesco Disco 6:35
A4 Dead On Arrival 5:33
A5 Untitled 12:22
A6 E-Coli/Hometime 8:03
B1 Death Threats 9:28
B2 High Note 0:32

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IRC 17 – At Centro Iberico, London, 21st Jan 1979.

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 1:15
A2 Weapon Training 8:04
A3 Persuasion 4:26
A4 Valley Of The Shadow Of Death 1:18
A5 Untitled 6:15
A6 What A Day! 12:42
A7 Untitled 2:37
A8 E-Coli 8:31
B1 Five Knuckle Shuffle 9:31
B2 Wall Of Sound 4:57

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IRC 18 – At the Ajanta Cinema, Derby,12th April 1979.

Tracklist

Introduction 0:31
Weapon Training 8:15
Eeh Aah Oooh 4:14
Convincing People 12:32
Hamburger Lady 4:24
Untitled 6:45
Chat Up 1:12
What A Day! 9:34
Persuasion 4:18
Five Knuckle Shuffle 8:16

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 IRC 19 – At the Now Society, Sheffield.25th April 1979.

Tracklist

A1 Weapon Training 8:49
A2 Convincing People 10:23
A3 Hamburger Lady 6:28
A4 Interlude 5:47
B1 Chat Up 6:03
B2 What A Day! 5:38
B3 Persuasion 5:41
B4 Five Knuckle Shuffle 10:28

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IRC 20 – At the Factory, Manchester, 18th May 1979.

Tracklist

A1 Weapon Training 1:57
A2 See You Are 7:23
A3 Convincing People 9:34
A4 Hamburger Lady 7:01
A5 Interlude 3:54
B1 His Arm Was Her Leg 5:37
B2 What A Day! 10:37
B3 Persuasion 5:09
B4 Five Knuckle Shuffle 6:48
B5 Wall Of Sound 1:45

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IRC 21 – At the Guild Hall, Northampton, 26th May 1979.

Tracklist

A1 Wall Of Sound 1:36
A2 No Bones 8:17
A3 Ice Cool Down 4:35
A4 They Make No Say 9:24
A5 Hamburger Lady 5:14
B1 What A Day! 7:46
B2 Saw Mill 11:01

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IRC 22- At the YMCA, London, 3rd August 1979.

Tracklist:

A1 Weapon Training 7:48
A2 E-Coli 3:19
A3 Convincing People 6:57
A4 Hamburger Lady 7:12
A5 Still Walking 5:16
B1 Persuasion 5:41
B2 What A Day! 6:43
B3 Denial Of Death 3:53
B4 Five Knuckle Shuffle 8:30
B5 Wall Of Sound 1:29

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IRC 24 – At Butlers Wharf, London, 23rd December 1979.

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 1:10
A2 Gloria Leonard 6:14
A3 Six Six Sixties 4:06
A4 An Old Man Smiled 8:16
A5 Wet Weird & Smeared 9:01
B1 Interlude 2:48
B2 Anal Sex/The World Is A War Film 7:36
B3 Still Walking 5:21
B4 Don’t Do What You’re Told, Do What You Think 8:56
B5 Wall Of Sound/The First Noel 2:33
B6 Painless Childbirth 1:33
B7 Throbbing Gristlemas 0:57

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IRC 25 – At Leeds Fan Club, 24th Feb 1980.

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 0:35
A2 Cornets 4:46
A3 Six Six Sixties/An Old Man Smiled 6:09
A4 Subhuman 10:48
A5 The World Is A War Film 6:22
A6 To Be Effective In England… 0:49
B1 Something Came Over Me 10:05
B2 Still Walking 5:40
B3 Don’t Do What You’re Told, Do What You Think 10:56
B4 Painless Childbirth 1:21
B5 Close 1:33

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IRC 26- At the Scala Cinema, London, 20th February 1980.

Tracklist

A1 Introduction 0:35
A2 Cornets 4:46
A3 Six Six Sixties/An Old Man Smiled 6:09
A4 Subhuman 10:48
A5 The World Is A War Film 6:22
A6 To Be Effective In England… 0:49
B1 Something Came Over Me 10:05
B2 Still Walking 5:40
B3 Don’t Do What You’re Told, Do What You Think 10:56
B4 Painless Childbirth 1:21
B5 Close 1:33

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Throbbing Gristle ‎– "The First Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle" (unofficial bootleg) 1975

The first proper TG style recordings by COUM Transmissions from 1975!?
How groundbreakingly out there where these fellows in 1975? This is still too much for people from 2014,although some bits do occasionally crop up in chart hits; but definitely still no “We Hate You Little Girls” in the charts…..yet!
From the sleeve: This is not another live T.G. album. It is all studio recordings from the year 1975. It is the Bona Fide first L.P. All tracks previously unreleased.

Tracklist

1 Very Friendly 18:13
2 Dead Bait 3:23
3 10 Pence 5:10
4 Whorle Of Sound 4:55
5 Final Muzak 5:29
6 Scars Of E 6:23

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Throbbing Gristle ‎– "Nothing Short Of A Total War" (Cause For Concern ‎– CFC 016) 1981

C-90 from the early ’80s featuring previously unissued recordings from 1977.
You know what to expect,it’s Throbbing Gristle ! And theres a lot more to come!

Tracklist

A1 Epping Forest
A2 M-F-D-F
A3 Zyklon B Zombie
A4 Maggot Death
A5 MFDF II
A6 Untitled
B1 We Hate You Little Girls
B2 We Hate You Little Girls II
B3 Dead Ed
B4 No Two Ways
B5 Slug Bait
B6 Slug Bait II
B7 We Hate You Little Girls III
B8 Blue Six Silk
B9 Not Quite

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Cabaret Voltaire – "Live YMCA 27-10-79" (Rough Trade 1979)

It was in the interests of the larger labels to make their product look like a bootleg,and/or a DIY release. The cheapness of the artwork and price,(i think it was £2:49), attracted this fifteen year old with three quid in his pocket to buy said product. It was my first introduction to the dark world of Cabaret Voltaire and Industrial musick. And what a bargain! This was the “Faust Tapes” of the post punk era, eye-opening.
Dark,murky,and lo-fi, this was not gonna trouble the uk top 30,but undoubtedly sold well in excess of 20,000 copies….which these days would make it a number one LP.
Cope describes the sounds contained within these grooves perfectly below:
“Live at the YMCA is intense, in a way only really rivalled by Bob Dylan’s live ’66 bootleg and the 30 Minutes Over Brussels EP by Suicide. Although the audience is more appreciative here than on either of those, there is a sense of menace and bile that few artists have ever looked to release as a live album. And to end the album on the experimental noise-fest that is “Baader Meinhof”, a tribute to or comment on the German terrorists from the 70s, took some guts, in my book.

So, whilst not confrontational -the at first quite quiet (disconcerted, maybe?) audience seems to quickly succumb to the dark charms of Cabaret Voltaire- Live at the YMCA is dark and aggressive, uncompromising and sullen like the artists themselves were. It wasn’t put out to please or get you head-banging (hence the sound quality), but rather hit its audience in the gut and demonstrate the full, snarling fury of an average Cabs gig. These aren’t showmen, they’re fiercely anti-rock, anti-frills. But it is powerful, pulsating with suppressed energy and hidden menace. And, it is also one of the very few live albums to document the post punk period and the omnipresent anti-rock, anti-showbiz, pro-experimentation mentality that was streaking across Britain at the time. Seeing as PiL, Joy Division and Throbbing Gristle all missed the boat when it came to live albums (PiL’s post-everyone except Lydon one was a disaster)#, thank some fictional God that Cabaret Voltaire were out there letting us know the abuse they were heaping on their audiences. Who seemed to enjoy it and I bet were actually dancing?”

#The teardrop exploder obviously forgot “Paris Au Printemps” (1980)!….it was crap anyway.Also he seems unaware that Throbbing Gristlereleased virtually every gig they did on cassette!(see the up and coming repost of the 24 hours of TG live box set downloads)….not such an expert on ‘post punk’ as he leads us to believe…..very poor Julian.

Tracklist

Untitled 5:51
On Every Other Street 4:16
Nag, Nag, Nag 4:55
The Set Up 4:13
Expect Nothing 6:18
Havoc 3:02
Here She Comes Now 4:12
No Escape 3:42
Baader Meinhof 4:10

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Throbbing Gristle – "Beyond Jazz Funk" (Rough Tapes COPY 009) 1981

One of the last recordings of a TG performance,namely, the “TG Psychic Rally In Heaven”, 23rd December 1980, London.
After Cosey had copped off with electro boffin Chris Carter and dumped Genesis, the tensions within the group were soon to force a split. Though the band were on the top of their form on this cassette.Great stuff, including an excellent version of ‘Discipline’ and ending with the Coronation Street Theme, what more could a budding sonic terrorist want? Not forgetting a cover which boasts a picture of Cosey blowing a horn.(Phnarr! Phnarr!)

Track Listing:

A1 Invocation
A2 Summoning
A3 Rite Of Death
A4 Persuasion
A5 Still Walking
A6 Eclipse (For Tanith)
B1 Murder Of Thee Abyss
B2 Tokyo Summer
B3 Spirits Flying
B4 Discipline
B5 Termination

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Cabaret Voltaire – "1974 – 1976" (Industrial Records IRC 35) 1980

Cabaret Voltaire were making their own tapes from 1974. Joint creators of the Industrial genre, they pioneered the make-do home recording process that lead to the home taping boom of the late seventies. This tape shows a band in the process of evolving into something unique. All their early albums and singles for Rough Trade follow this pattern,and are all landmark recordings of this epoch. But this is the Cab’s at their most DIY.(recorded in Chris Watson’s Mum and dad’s Loft)

Track listing:

1 The Dada Man 8:31
2 Ooraseal 4:30
3 A Sunday Night In Biot 3:24
4 In Quest Of The Unusual 2:43
5 Do The Snake 6:53
6 Fade Crisis 3:15
7 Doubled Delivery 5:42
8 Venusian Animals 5:27
9 The Outer Limits 8:48
10 She Loved You 8:42

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Cabaret Voltaire – "Western Works Demo’s (1977-79)" (Bootleg cassette) 1982

You are being spoiled!
More obscure Demo’s from the Industrial Music primaeval soup.
Many familiar “Hits” are here in there naked form, including a punked up “Nag Nag Nag” which races along at 120 bpm plus. This is perfect, even down to the misspelled group name on the tape spine.
(note to trainspotters: track listing differs from the insert ‘cus i used the remastered versions and couldn’t be arsed to resequence them)

Tracklist:

Photophobia
The Set Up
Nag Nag Nag
A Minute Is A Lifetime
Baader-Meinhoff
No Escape
Kirlian Photography
Expect Nothing
Love In Vein
Control Addict
Oh Roger
Heaven & Hell
Hovaco

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Cabaret Voltaire ‎– "The Outer Limits" (self-released demo) 1976

This is the mythical Demo Tape made by the attic dwelling Cabaret Voltaire,probably culled from hours of tapes made between 1974 and 1976. Some of these tracks found themselves on the Industrial compilation from the same epoch,but others haven’t appeared anywhere before. Of course, “Is That Me” was the b-side to “Nag Nag Nag”,
This is like listening through the wall from Chris Watson’s neighbours house, on a traditional miserable wet and smoggy day in Sheffield, with an inverted glass,full of cotton wool. Its rare to hear something genuinely unique and innovative being born,and here we have the evidence that it actually happened,and wasn’t done by aliens.

Tracklist

A1 Capsules 7:29
A2 Is That Me (Finding Someone At The Door Again?) 4:48
A3 The Single 3:30
A4 Ooraseal 4:22
A5 Loves In Vein 4:30
A6 Dream Sequence 1 2:56
B1 Dream Sequence 2 3:42
B2 Do The Snake 5:59
B3 A Sunday Night In Biot 3:26
B4 She Loves You 8:44
B5 Stolen From Spectra 4:09
B6 Bedtime Stories 6:33

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William S. Burroughs – "Nothing Here Now But The Recordings" (Industrial Records IR016) 1981

A huge primary influence for the diy/industrial scene was the literature and (more importantly) the audio experiments of William Burroughs. When listening to this album the comparisons with Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire are obvious. The cut-up sound experiments were made in the early 1960’s, consisting of chopped up recordings of TV commercials and news broadcasts,mixed up with reassembled passages of Burroughs’ narrative.
The Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah is unrivalled in its vitriol against the system of control that evolved in the 20th century, spewing venom equally over politicians and big business.Probably my favourite poem of all time.

It is no accident that these tapes were saved from oblivion by Genesis and Sleazy of Throbbing Gristle, and thankfully released on their Industrial Records Imprint in 1981.
A Real Genius.

(Due to the evil supression of Megaupload,Google,DCMA, i have re-upped this file to Ubuntu…..but i’m not sure my file is the same as the running order of this record,in fact there are now more tracks than before,and its in M4a format,-which i’ll convert when i can be arsed-…..so its a bonus edition i suppose….enjoy)

Side One (21:44)
A1 “Captain Clark Welcomes You Aboard”
A2 “The Saints Go Marching Through All The Popular Tunes”
A3 “Summer Will”
A4 “Outside The Pier Prowed Like Electric Turtles”
A5 “The Total Taste Is Here” – News Cut-Up
A6 Choral Section, Backwards
A7 “We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People”
A8 “Just Checking Your Summer Recordings”

Side Two (22:21)
B1 Creepy Letter – Cut-Up At The Beat Hotel In Paris
B2 Inching – “Is This Machine Recording?”
B3 “Handkerchief Masks” – News Cut-Up
B4 “Word Falling – Photo Falling”
B5 Throat Microphone Experiment
B6 “It’s About Time To Identify Oven Area”
B7 Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah

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The Haters – "De Haters" (BloedvlagProdukt) 1986

Another ‘smashing’ dutch released cassette by the famous one eyed industrial giant ,Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, further exploring the calming sound of destruction. Sounds not unlike a Shire Horse trotting through a scrapyard at midnight whilst having his arse slapped. If that doesn’t tempt you to listen I dunno what will?!
Oh yes, it includes lots of trademark Glass breakage solo’s too. I wonder if he played these glass solo’s gurning with his foot on the monitors? Which wouldn’t be too easy while wearing a mask; you’d never see Mick Ronson wearing a mask during a solo, no way!
This release does in fact contain the best sleeve notes eye have ever read. So for that reason I heartily recommend this attractive golden cassette for enregisterment.

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die or d.i.y.?

Celebrate the Dilettantes* of DIY!Forget the world outside,and indulge your ears in the sounds 'they' want to supress.There are no 'Stars' here save ourselves. Kill your Idols!Fuck the goverment! Fuck the corporations! DIE OR DIY?!...........What side are you on? *(dil·et·tante/ˌdiliˈtänt: (noun) A person who enjoys the arts or someone who engages in a field as an amateur out of casual interest rather than as a profession)

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