Ocean Colour Scene : Profit in peace

Makes the prospect of global thermonuclear war seem strangely alluring.

"Hey, hey, hey/We don't wanna fight no more", wails Simon

Fowler
.

War is bad, kids - y'know, people get hurt and that. Hence the return of Ocean Colour Scene - the mod-mad mid-'60s are

over,

there's a big ol' war goin' on over in Vietnam and curse Lyndon

B

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

naive. More

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 John Lennon's best-forgotten album of inane protest songs,

'Sometime In

New York City
'.





Makes the prospect of global thermonuclear war seem strangely alluring.



Jim Wirth

Share This

More Reviews

Foals – 'What Went Down'

Oxford's finest flit between gnarly rock and frustrating slickness on an often-brilliant fourth album

Album
Comments
Don't Miss
Latest Tickets
NME On Social
NME Store