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Thu, 09 Jan 2014

Clawfinger

It's almost a month since I last blogged something, and one of my new year's resolution is to change that, a bit. Let's see how it goes.

I've been listening a lot to this great band from Sweden recently again, put all their songs onto my mobile phone. It might sound weird because they have a rather aggressive style, both soundwise but also lyricswise, but it helps me to get things off my chest and stay relaxed in the rest of my life.

The band I want to present to you was already twice mentioned in some other articles of my blog I noticed, but this is the proper post about them: I'm talking about Clawfinger. They came up in the nineties during the crossover phase and did blend in pretty well, but it's mostly their direct and political statements they carry in their lyrics that did let them stand out.

One warning though: the direct language they use might be considered blunt and maybe even offensive by some. The message behind it though should rather get you thinking of your own doings if you consider it to be offensive. Here are the songs:

  • What Are You Afraid Of: Most people would have probably gone with their first hit for the topic, but I think this song transports the point extremely well too: It's just a color and I'm color blind, the only color I know is the color of my mind. There's only one race and that's the human race, and every human being's got the right to feel save.
  • The Faggot In You: Well, it's like Coyote Too twittered or Andy Singer drew it. Get over it and think about what actually stirs these emotions in you. If you're so sure and you feel secure about yourself and your reality, then why do you need reject and refuse where other people stand sexually?
  • Life Will Kill You: Let's face the fact, it will. ... and given the choice between your own life and death I suggest that you cherish the time you have left 'cause time waits for noone and we're all growing older. Life for today, not for a future that might never come.

Like always, enjoy! And maybe also think about it a bit. :)

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kuLa wrote at 2014-01-09 13:38:

I'm listing to them since 90s' and still love it.

Jono Bacon wrote at 2014-01-09 15:49:

Clawfinger are *awesome* - I am now going to listen to them again too!

Also, I mailed them about five years ago about working on Severed Fifth (and doing CC work) and they were really supportive. Nice guys!

Jono

Dara Craigen Paris wrote at 2014-01-13 13:46:

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

Rhonda wrote at 2014-01-13 14:04:

Thanks Dara for you kind words. Yes, there is this additional message on tolerance and respect in these songs, but actually it's how the band does their lyrics, and how I feel in love with them.

I will definitely get back to other postings too, thing is: music is just as important for me as Free Software, or my private life and findings. I actually am working on one of those mentally currently already :)

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