chomskyallstars on May 24, 2011
Released on Memorial Day 2011, ‘Over A Barrel’ tells the tale of a serving soldier overwhelmed by Afghan combat fatigue. Starring James Young, the track features a breathtaking sax solo from Lord Nelson and is dedicated to the late Gil Scott-Heron.
Chomsky Allstars: Over A Barrel
On May 30th – Memorial Day in North America – Chomsky Allstars releases ‘Over A Barrel’. Inspired by the plight of Bradley Manning, the song tells the heart-rending tale of a soldier overwhelmed by Afghan combat fatigue, and is dedicated to the late Gil Scott-Heron.
The band will also be playing the following acoustic dates:
Sat. June 4 –
Slouch, Bath Street, Glasgow
Sat. June 11 –
OneElevenLIVE, Shawlands, Glasgow, with more dates to follow.
- Chomsky Allstars’ debut album ‘RHYME. TREASON & RHYTHM‘ perfectly encapsulates their high-octane constellation of punk, blues, dance and dub.
- The recent single‘ECONOPALYPSE!‘ decodes the real meaning of ‘austerity’.
- A collaboration with Canada’s award-winning reggae maestro PRINCE BLANCO can be heard on the ep ‘UNIFY ON THE HI-FI’.
- Chomsky Allstars’ radical re-working of Clash classic ‘KNOW YOUR RIGHTS’ can be found on best-selling Joe Strummer charity tribute album ‘Shatter The Hotel’.