Propagandhi recently uploaded the rare track “Free John Hinckley” to their Bandcamp page. You can hear a stream of the song below. The tune is a re-recording of 2000’s “Bullshit Politicians,” originally released on Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes and was supposed to be featured on 2004’s Rock Against Bush Vol 1 complication but was removed last minute due to a disagreement with Fat Wreck Chords’ Fat Mike. Two statements about the song, one from their website and one from the Bandcamp page, can be seen below as well as the new lyrics.
“hello fellow serfs,
remember that remake of “Bullshit Politicians” that was supposed to be on the that comp years ago but then wasn’t on that comp for some silly reason that no one involved cares about anymore? well, in honour of the total handing over of the country’s keys to corporate interests by Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party (i wish they’d conserve something for once), also known as Bill C-38, we dug up said track from the deep within the Propagandhi archives and put it on that thing called “band camp”. you can take it for free (i think) or you can buy us a virtual beer and a smoke with a donation while you follow the link in the description to see what’s so bad about favouring multinational corporations over the people that actually live here. who knows? maybe one or both of us can actually get out from in front of our computers and join those already trying to do something about this dark day. crazier things have happened.”
“an old chestnut we dug up from the archives in honour of Stephen Harper’s hilariously named “Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act” also known as Bill C-38, which intends to finally hand over the deed to the country in its entirety to corporate interests. how does it make you feel to know that you voted for this?”
“bullshit politicians. bloated pin-dick motherfuckers. bullshit politicians bow and curtsey to the seats of power. we’ll never learn and nothing will ever change if we stay this course of followers and slaves. i can’t believe we’re still content reshuffling the same old decks of kings and queens and faux democracies. i say we hand it back to these bullshit politicians. Free John Hinckley.”