Ocean Colour Scene : Profit in peace
Makes the prospect of global thermonuclear war seem strangely alluring.More on
War is bad, kids - y'know, people get hurt and that. Hence the return of [a]Ocean Colour Scene[/a] - the mod-mad mid-'60s are
there's a big ol' war goin' on over in Vietnam and curse Lyndon
Johnson for not bringing our boys back home.
Heavy-handed sarcasm aside, this is indeed an anti-war song, a concept as inane as an anti-cancer ballad but expecting anything better of our haughty pals the Scene was probably a bit
sample lyrics:"And all those who lost their feet or hands/Don't wanna fight no more".
No shit, Sherlock.
So intellectually it's a nonstarter, but what does it sound like? Well, y'know, it's a big folky stomp like something off [a]John Lennon[/a]'s best-forgotten album of inane protest songs,
New York City'.
Makes the prospect of global thermonuclear war seem strangely alluring.
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