Songs for a Tear Gas Sunset

by Louis Lingg and the Bombs

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Acid rain is stinging your eyes as you marvel at the crumbling city walls around you. It's the end of the world and the last cop wants to beat you to death for planting the last flower without a permit. Tear gas makes you claw at your face as you gasp at the beauty of the sunset. Red upon red upon red. "Must be all the pollution", you laugh, before you lose consciousness for the last time...

We're a DIY punk band that normally records ourselves and does everything ourselves. A few years ago, we decided to experiment with a different way of doing things. Record a record in two days on pro-equipment to see what happened. Tracks 2-5 are different to our earlier records in that it has an almost professional history. It was recorded by Hadrien Grange (The Shades and Shit Browne) and Manu Guiot (Mick Jagger, Eurythmics, Sid Vicious, Celine Dion, Patrick Bruel etc.) on a Neve desk that was used to mix the 2nd Oasis album. It was mixed by Steve Kravac in Hollywood. Steve Kravac is one of the mixers that has defined the american punk sound. He has mixed Blink 182, MXPX, Less than Jake, 7 Seconds, Total Chaos, Tsunami Bomb, Youth Brigade and much more. All these cool people for a budget of almost zero. We had a lot of lucky breaks making this record! Turns out Steve is a great guy who is very kind! Tracks 2-5 were mastered by Micheal Hateley who has mastered Green Day, R.E.M., Flaming Lips, Deftones, Lou Reed, Madonna you get the idea!

The remixes and the other songs came about by equally cool strokes of luck. Olivier Famin needed to record a group so he called us! Antilo is a fan from Twitter and we love the remix he did for us. The dude is talented! The video was an incredible experience, made by very generous and talented people.

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released April 13, 2015

Album cover art by Sophie Dargacha (aka: Moricette)
I Wish I Was Dead recorded and mixed by Joshua Hudes. Mastered by Barry Gardner.
Tracks 2 - 4 recorded by Hadrien Grange. Mixed by Steve Kravac. Mastered by Micheal Hateley.
Acoustic version of Twitter Riot recorded and mixed by Olivier Famin
Remixes by Antilo, Isaac Gan and U. Noise.

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Louis Lingg and the Bombs are goddamn punk-rock-garage-pop-anarcho saviours of the 2 and half minute pop song. The bombs they throw are musical, they come from Paris (they could only come from Paris!) and they'll grab you and demand your instant attention.

Their sound is a mix of ultra-political anarchic punk rock and fizzing children's nursery rhyme riot-pop.
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Track Name: I Wish I Was Dead
Oh, it gets worse, it gets worse, it gets worse

the future
seems so bleak

So, our lives, corroding, corroding away
Acid rain
burns my skin


whoa uh uh!

And we wait, for cancer, for cancer to form
for the norm
is to die


And we watch, and we watch, and we watch the earth die
Jumpin off a bridge
Would be more fun


Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead
Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead

Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression
Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression

Oh, they take more, they take more, they take more

fucking rich
bloodsuckers

Oh it feels like I'm drowning I'm drowning in shit

Won't submit
Rather die

Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead
Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead

Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression
Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression
Track Name: No One's Illegal
No-one’s illegal

Verse 1 : josh

Now here I am sitting on this plane

Got a cop (right there) either side of me

They have their arms (right) around my neck

(So they) strangle me when I try to complain

Won’t anyone here rise up and take a stand?

(Why) don’t any of you (good people) fuckers understand?

They want us (all) out, out of this land

You (fucking) fascist bastards! I’m still a man

There’s something I wanna ask X2

Chorus X2:

What’s illegal?

Who’s illegal?

Am I illegal?

No-one’s illegal! Whoa-oa!

What’s illegal?

Who’s illegal?

Am I illegal?

No-one’s illegal! Whoa-oa!

Verse 2: juliette

Hey don’t worry man, you are not alone,

Those mother fucking cops have hearts of stone

I’ll stand up for you and call you comrade

Getting arrested is not that bad

Stop this plane! Respect this man’s rights!

Won’t let it take off now without a fight!

Believe in my cause, no doubt about it

No borders, no countries and no limits

There’s something I wanna ask (X2)

Chorus:

What’s illegal?

Who’s illegal?

Am I illegal?

No-one’s illegal! Whoa-oa!

What’s illegal?

Who’s illegal?

Am I illegal?

No-one’s illegal! Whoa-oa!

Break X2:

Man can live where he wants

Nothing else can be said

This planet is ours

Hanging by a thread

Nobody’s over me

No authority exists

Yeah, We’re all immigrants

We’re obliged to resist

Verse 3: Josh + Juliette

So, take a stand against barbarity

Don’t separate a man from his family

Shit’s gotta be stopped, hope you’ll agree

All men are equal. Solidarity!

There’s something I wanna ask (X2)

Chorus:

What’s illegal?

Who’s illegal?

Am I illegal?

No-one’s illegal! Whoa-oa!

What’s illegal?

Who’s illegal?

Am I illegal?

No-one’s illegal! Whoa-oa!

Repeat
Track Name: Oi
Oi!
Track Name: Louis Lingg, Anarchist (New version)
Verse 1

This is the story of a –

hardworking immigrant

Exploit a man by another man

Capitalist society

Universal misery

barbarous effects

The freaks of the rich

He was a social revolutionist

A natural born anarchist

Chorus X2

He was an –

Anarchist

Who- oh!

Anarchist

Verse 2 Louis Lingg—

At war with barbarity

Fuck police brutality

He put a bomb in his mouth

He cheated the noose!

Chorus X2

Break

He said to them:

I despise you

I despise your order, your unjust laws

I despise you

Your force propped authority, Hang me, hang me, hang me for it!

Chorus X2

Verse 3

Louis Lingg—

I am the enemy of order

I fight with all my power

As long as I have breath

Anarchist till death!

Chorus X2

Break? Solo?

“Long live anarchy” written in blood
Track Name: Angry Bird
Intro:

Yeah-e-yeah, Yeah-e-yeah, Yeah-e-yeah

Yeah-e-yeah, Yeah-e-yeah, Yeah-e-yeah

pre refrain :

Feel clucking angry but, no, I’m not a threat – Yeah-e-yeah!

Oh, clucking full of rage but I’m not done yet – yeah-e-yeah!

We gotta to make those fuckers pay

No there ain’t no other way

This is a war to survive

and I’ll die for you cos I’m…

Refrain :

‘cos I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

Couplet:

You know, they walk all over us

To the damn elite we’re just goddamn birds

Flapping about ‘til we drop down dead

Gonna knock them house right down on them head

pre refrain :

Feel clucking angry but, no, I’m not a threat – Yeah-e-yeah!

Oh, clucking full of rage but I’m not done yet – yeah-e-yeah!

We gotta to make those fuckers pay

No there ain’t no other way

This is a war to survive

And I’d die for you ‘cos I’m…

Refrain :

‘cos I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

Couplet 2:

Yeah man, there’s honour in suicide bombs

Weapon of the poor. Justice for all

knock them houses right on them heads

Destroy them all or we’ll end up dead

pre refrain :

Feel clucking angry but, no, I’m not a threat – Yeah-e-yeah!

Oh, clucking full of rage but I’m not done yet – yeah-e-yeah!

We gotta to make those fuckers pay

No there ain’t no other way

This is a war to survive

And I’d die for you ‘cos I’m…

Refrain :

‘cos I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

‘cos I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

Acapella pre refrain :

Feel clucking angry but, no, I’m not a threat – Yeah-e-yeah!

Oh, clucking full of rage but I’m not done yet – yeah-e-yeah!

We gotta to make those fuckers pay

No there ain’t no other way

This is a war to survive

And I’d die for you ‘cos I’m…

Refrain :

‘cos I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

‘cos I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah

I’m angry bird

Yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah, yeah-e-yeah
Track Name: Twitter Riot (acoustic version)
intro clem

Smoke from the burning cars
There's broken glass spread all around
C'mon now, "The city's burning down"

The looting has started
The plasma screens are walking away
Shake it up now, "The city's burning down"

clem

The police are out there
Riot gear and beatings abound
Hey kids, "The city's burning down"

Sirens fill the air
Teargas billows across the street
Gas mask on, "the city's burning down"

Tweet tweet riot
Twitter riot babies
The world's on fire
Twitter riot yeah!

Tweet tweet riot
Twitter riot babies
The world's on fire
Twitter riot yeah!

clem

Let's man the barracades
Now history's speeding up
C'mon now "The city's burning down".

I need new Reeboks man
So break a window for me
Thank's baby "the city's burning down"

X2
Tweet tweet riot
Twitter riot babies
The world's on fire
Twitter riot yeah!

Break

One hundred and forty characters do not, a revolution make.
Police just switch off the social networks and we all go home.

oo oo whoa whoa bit! X8

X4
Tweet tweet riot
Twitter riot babies
The world's on fire
Twitter riot yeah!