THE BOTTLE (DRUNKEN MIX) * GIL SCOTT-HERON / BRIAN JACKSON * CHAMPAGNE 302 * UK
Written by the man who famously and accurately predicted that when the next revolution comes "The revolution will not be televised". In a coup in Venezuelan during early 2004 while coups and counter coups raged in the streets of Caracas during the attempt to overthrow President Hugo Chavez (president of repressive regime, resulting from a pact between the Venezuelan military and big business and backed by the US) big business-owned TV stations in Venezuela broadcast a relentless stream of soap operas and game shows. Gill Scott-Heron came to prominence in the late 1960s, with his uncompromising proto rap lyrics, at a time when the Civil Rights movement in America was becoming known as Black Power shortly after the tragic assassination in 1965 of spokesman of the movement Malcolm X; a name that set off all sorts of alarms and daemons in the head of the bourgeois.
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