I'd Rather Be Flag-Burning
I'd Rather Be Flag-Burning is a 1995 10" split between Propagandhi and I Spy on Recess Records. A CD version was released in collaboration between G7 Welcoming Committee Records and A-Hole Records; the songs were rereleased in 1998 by G7 Welcoming Committee Records on two separate compilation albums: Propagandhi's Where Quantity Is Job #1 and I Spy's Perversity Is Spreading... It's About Time!. Propagandhi - "The Overtly-Political-But-Oh-So-Intensely-Personal-Song" – 0:47 Propagandhi - "... Little Ditty" – 0:32 Propagandhi - "And We Thought Nation States Were a Bad Idea" – 2:28 Propagandhi - "The Woe-Is-Me-I'm-So-Misunderstood-Song" – 1:29 Propagandhi - "Oka Everywhere" – 2:21 Noam Chomsky - "On Violence" – 0:35 Propagandhi - "Haille Does Hebron" – 3:35 I Spy - "Remain" – 1:30 I Spy - "Just Between Friends" – 2:06 I Spy - "No Exchange" – 1:27 I Spy - "T. I. Y." – 0:30 I Spy - "Digging a Grave". – 1:08 I Spy - "Because They Can't Speak for Themselves, Fucker" – 0:36 I Spy - "60 Billion Served" – 2:18 I Spy - "Appliances and Cars" – 4:00 I Spy - "Last Man on Earth" – 3:04
Where Quantity Is Job Number 1
Where Quantity Is Job #1 is an album by the punk rock band Propagandhi, released on November 15, 1998. It is a compilation of rare, out-of-print and demo recordings, as well as Propagandhi's half of I'd Rather Be Flag-Burning, a 10" split with I Spy. "Mutual Friend" – 0:45 "Instrumental" – 0:29 "And We Thought Nation States Were a Bad Idea" – 2:27 "Utter Crap Song" – 1:27 "Oka Everywhere" – 2:19 "Noam Chomsky" – 0:32 "Hallie Does Hebron" – 3:31 "Homophobes Are Just Mad Cuz They Can't Get Laid" – 1:41 "True" – 1:40 "Todd's Incredibly Professional Station ID for 4ZZZ Brisbane" – 0:17 "Contest Song" – 2:14 "Firestorm, My Ass" – 1:02 "Refusing to Be a Man" – 3:14 "Resisting Tyrannical Government" – 2:25 "Laplante Song" – 1:48 "Leg-Hold Trap" – 4:37 "Laplante/Smith Song" – 3:00 "White and Stupid" – 3:19 "Fine Day" – 2:53 "Stand Up and Be Counted" – 4:36 "Pigs Will Pay" – 2:13 "Government Cartoons" – 3:32 "Anti-Manifesto" – 4:00 "Less Talk, More Rock" – 1:36 "Gamble" – 4:20 "Ska Sucks" – 1:48 "Bent" – 2:12 "Degrassi Junior High Drop-Outs" – 1:36 "Hidden Curriculum" – 1:04 "The Van Lament" – 3:49 The first seven tracks appeared on I'd Rather Be Flag-Burning in 1995, a 10" split with I Spy.
Tracks 1 to 5, track 7 were recorded and mixed over two days at God of Thunder Studios by Paul James, Tim Clarke, Chris Brett. A different version of Track 3 had appeared as "Nation States" on the 1996 Fat Wreck Chords compilation Fat Music, Vol. II: Survival of the Fattest, as "... And We Thought. Track 8 did not appear on the album, it was included on the 1994 Fat Wreck compilation Fat Music for Fat People, with a different title: "Homophobes Are Just Pissed Cause They Can't Get Laid". Track 9 is a cover of Concrete Blonde, from the 1987 album Concrete Blonde, it is among the first songs Propagandhi recorded with bassist Todd Kowalski. This recording was included on the 1997 Fat Wreck Chords compilation Fat Music Vol. III: Physical Fatness. Tracks 11 to 14 were recorded in San Francisco, in an early unsuccessful attempt to record Less Talk, More Rock. Tracks 15 to 17 were recorded live by "Mark the Butcher" in 1992 at the Royal Albert Arms Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tracks 18 and 19 were recorded in 1991.
Track 20 is a cover of Venom, from the 1984 album At War with Satan. Propagandhi recorded the song for a compilation of punk bands covering metal songs, but Propagandhi backed out. Tracks 21 and 22 were recorded at Corefest in 1993. Tracks 23 to 26 were recorded live by "Sanni" in Linz, Austria in 1996. Track 25 is a cover of The Lowest of the Low, from the 1994 album Hallucigenia. Tracks 27 and 28 were recorded in 1989 with Propagandhi's original bass player, Scott "Fenwich" Hopper. Track 27 is a cover of Canadian hardcore band Sudden Impact, from the 1985 album No Rest from the Wicked. Track 29 was recorded on 4-track in 1991 or 1992. Track 30 was recorded "about 15 minutes" north of Pierre, South Dakota on New Year's Day CD insert for Where Quantity Is Job #1. 1998. G7 Welcoming Committee Records. "Where Quantity Is Job #1". G7 Welcoming Committee Records
Where Quality Is Job Number 1
Where Quality Is Job #1 is a double-7" EP by the punk rock band Propagandhi, released by Recess Records in 1994. It contains live recordings; the sound quality and packaging are consciously poor, featuring hand-written etched designs instead of labels as well as a confusing error and doodle-filled liner note sheet with reference to songs that did not appear on the EP while omitting songs that did. 7" #1 Side F "Die for the Flag" – 4:01 – 1:01Side U "Degrassi Jr. High Dropouts" 0:04 "Bent" – 2:30 "Greenest Eyes" – 1:03 "Who Will Help Me Bake This Bread?" – 2:397" #2 Side C "Kill Bill Harcus" – 1:12 "Support Gun Control... Kill a Hunter" – 1:48 "Hidden Curriculum" – 1:04Side K Off "Gov't Cartoons" – 3:43 "Leg-Hold Trap" – 2:58 Rather than label the sides as A, B, C, D, Propagandhi chose "F", "U", "C", "K Off"; the compilation album, Where Quantity is Job #1, is a reference to this early release. Despite having similar titles and artwork, only "Leg-Hold Trap," "Gov't Cartoons," Bent," and "Hidden Curriculum" were included on Where Quantity is Job #1 as were the songs "White, Proud And Stupid" and "Fine Day" which were listed on the liner note insert sheet but did not appear on this EP.
There is a five-second snippet of "Degrassi Jr. High Dropouts" at the beginning of Side "U." The song appears in its entirety on Where Quantity is Job #1. "Greenest Eyes" is an early version and first part of the song "Showdown" on How to Clean Everything. "Kill Bill Harcus" is an early version of the song "The Only Good Fascist is a Very Dead Fascist" on Less Talk, More Rock
John K. Samson
John Kristjan Samson is a Canadian musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a singer-songwriter and best known as the frontman of the Canadian indie folk/rock band The Weakerthans, who are self-described as "cryogenically frozen." He played bass in the punk band Propagandhi during the mid-1990s. Today, Samson is making music under his own name - John K. Samson, his latest solo album, Winter Wheat, was released in 2016. Samson is married to Canadian singer-songwriter Christine Fellows. In 1993, while still a member of Propagandhi, Samson released a fifteen-track solo album on cassette tape, entitled Slips and Tangles. In 1995, six of these songs were featured on a split album shared with the now-defunct punk band Painted Thin. Following the critical success of The Weakerthans, Samson's side of the split was re-released online by G7 Welcoming Committee as a digital EP in 2006. In 1995 while still in Propagandhi, Samson released the song "Letter of Resignation" on a split with F. Y. P. Although credited to Propagandhi, Samson was the only band member to appear on the song.
He rerecorded "Letter of Resignation" on The Weakerthans' debut album, Fallow. In 2006, he and his wife Christine Fellows recorded The Old House, an album intended as a Christmas gift for friends and family, they released two songs, "Taps Reversed" and "Good Salvage", for airplay on CBC Radio 3 in 2007. Fellows and Samson performed live on the network on March 17, 2007, to mark the final night of the network's terrestrial simulcast on CBC Radio 2. Both Samson and Fellows participated in writing and performing music for Clive Holden's multimedia project Trains of Winnipeg. In 2008, Samson collaborated with electronic musician Blunderspublik and Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak on the song "Keewatin Arctic", as part of the collaborative music project Record of the Week Club. Shortly afterward, Samson announced his first solo project since 1995's Little Pictures: a series of 7" releases about Manitoba roads, which he planned to release over the next 18 months; the first, City Route 85, was released on November 3, 2009 through Epitaph and ANTI-.
In August 2010, Samson announced his next EP, Provincial Road 222, to be released on September 21. In December 2010, the Weakerthans performed four concerts in one for each of their albums. In their final concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre, they performed all four of their albums in one night. In 2011, Samson and Sandro Perri participated in the National Parks Project, working with filmmaker Daniel Cockburn to produce and score a short film about Ontario's Bruce Peninsula National Park. On November 29, 2011, Anti- Records announced that Samson would be releasing his'first full-length solo album', Provincial, on January 24, 2012, he appears on Michael Feuerstack's 2014 album Singer Songer, contributing vocals to the song "Friday Night Guard". In 2015, Fellows, Ashley Au and Jason Tait collaborated on the music for For the Turnstiles, a dance performance by Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers troupe inspired by Neil Young's 1974 album On the Beach. On August 15, 2016, Samson announced that his second solo album, Winter Wheat, would be released on October 21, 2016.
While technically a solo album, Winter Wheat features contributions by his Weakerthans bandmates Jason Tait and Greg Smith, much of it was recorded by Weakerthans sound tech Cam Loeppky. Samson is a founding member of Arbeiter Ring Publishing, a publishing collective. In 2012 he published 1997-2012 with the press. In 2006, Samson championed Miriam Toews' novel A Complicated Kindness in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's annual Canada Reads, the novel went on to win the competition. In the 2007 edition of Canada Reads—an "all-star" competition pitting the five winning advocates from previous years against each other—Samson returned to champion Heather O'Neill's novel Lullabies for Little Criminals, which won the competition. In 2008 and 2009, Samson spent several weeks working at the CBC's Winnipeg studios as part of the production team for the CBC Radio 2 program The Signal. Samson was a writer in residence at the University of Manitoba in 2013, he has been adjunct professor with the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.
Slips and Tangles – 1993 Provincial – 2012 Winter Wheat – 2016 Little Pictures – 1995 City Route 85 – 2009 Provincial Road 222 – 2010 The Weakerthans
Haile Selassie I was an Ethiopian regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. He is a defining figure in contemporary Ethiopian history, he was a member of the Solomonic Dynasty who traced his lineage to Emperor Menelik I via his Shewan royal ancestors as a great-grandson of king Sahle Selassie daughter of Sahle Selase was mother of Woldemikael. Haile Selassie's father was Makonnen Wolde-Mikael Guddisa and his mother was Yeshimebet Mikael His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring. At the League of Nations in 1936, the emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people during the Second Italo–Ethiopian War, his suppression of rebellions among the landed aristocracy, which opposed his reforms, as well as what some critics perceived to be Ethiopia's failure to modernize enough, earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians.
During his rule the Harari people were persecuted and many left the Harari Region. His regime was criticized by human rights groups, such as Human Rights Watch, as autocratic and illiberal. Among the Rastafari movement, whose followers are estimated to number between 700,000 and one million, Haile Selassie is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate. Beginning in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace and prosperity. Haile Selassie was an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian throughout his life; the 1973 famine in Ethiopia led to Haile Selassie's eventual removal from the throne. He died on 27 August 1975 at the age following a coup d'état. Haile Selassie was known as a child as Lij Tafari Makonnen. Lij is translated as "child", serves to indicate that a youth is of noble blood, his given name, means "one, respected or feared". Like most Ethiopians, his personal name "Tafari" is followed by that of his father Makonnen and that of his grandfather Woldemikael.
His Ge'ez name Haile Selassie was given to him at his infant baptism and adopted again as part of his regnal name in 1930. As Governor of Harar, he became known. Ras is a rank of nobility equivalent to Duke. In 1916, Empress Zewditu I appointed him to the position of Balemulu Silt'an Enderase. In 1928, she granted him the throne of Shewa, elevating his title to Negus or "King". On 2 November 1930, after the death of Empress Zewditu, Tafari was crowned Negusa Nagast King of Kings, rendered in English as "Emperor". Upon his ascension, he took as his regnal name Haile Selassie I. Haile means in Ge'ez "Power of" and Selassie means trinity—therefore Haile Selassie translates to "Power of the Trinity". Haile Selassie's full title in office was "By the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Elect of God"; this title reflects Ethiopian dynastic traditions, which hold that all monarchs must trace their lineage to Menelik I, the offspring of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
To Ethiopians, Haile Selassie has been known by many names, including Janhoy, Talaqu Meri, Abba Tekel. The Rastafari movement employs many of these appellations referring to him as Jah, Jah Jah, Jah Rastafari. Haile Selassie's royal line descended from Sahle Selassie, He was born on 23 July 1892, in the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Ethiopia, his mother was Woizero Yeshimebet Ali Abba Jifar, daughter of the renowned Oromo ruler of Wollo province Dejazmach Ali Abba Jifar. His maternal grandmother was of Gurage heritage. Tafari's father was the governor of Harar. Ras Makonnen served as a general in the First Italo–Ethiopian War, playing a key role at the Battle of Adwa. Haile Selassie was thus able to ascend to the imperial throne through his paternal grandmother, Woizero Tenagnework Sahle Selassie, an aunt of Emperor Menelik II and daughter of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shewa; as such, Haile Selassie claimed direct descent from Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, King Solomon of ancient Israel.
Ras Makonnen arranged for Tafari as well as his first cousin, Imru Haile Selassie, to receive instruction in Harar from Abba Samuel Wolde Kahin, an Ethiopian capuchin monk, from Dr. Vitalien, a surgeon from Guadeloupe. Tafari was named Dejazmach at the age of 13, on 1 November 1905. Shortly thereafter, his father Ras Makonnen died at Kulibi, in 1906. Tafari assumed the titular governorship of Selale in 1906, a realm of marginal importance, but one that enabled him to continue his studies. In 1907, he was appointed governor over part of the province of Sidamo, it is alleged that during his late teens, Haile Selassie was married to Woizero Altayech, that from this union, his daughter Princess Romanework was born. Following the death of his brother Yelma in 1907, the governorate of Harar was left vacant, its administration was left to Menelik's loyal general, Dejazmach Balcha Safo. Balcha Safo's administration of Harar was ineffective, so during the last illne
Fat Wreck Chords
Fat Wreck Chords is a San Francisco, California-based independent record label, focused on punk rock. It was started by NOFX lead singer Michael Burkett and his girlfriend at the time, Erin Burkett, in 1990; the label has released material for many notable bands including NOFX, Good Riddance, Descendents, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Loved Ones, Screeching Weasel, Rise Against, Strung Out, No Use for a Name, Less Than Jake, Against Me!, Hi-Standard and Anti-Flag. Fat Wreck Chords has released 157 studio albums to date; the label was started by Michael Burkett and his girlfriend at the time, Erin Burkett, in 1990. Michael wanted a label that would represent himself, signing only bands he liked and that had similar beliefs. In the beginning Erin would handle mail when Michael was on tour; the operation moved into its own office around 1993. The label grew during the 1990s selling over a million records per year, it had four offices. A documentary about Fat Wreck Chords called'A Fat Wreck' was released on October 25th, 2016.
One somewhat uncommon and defining characteristic of Fat Wreck Chords is that they only sign one-record deals with bands. This allows the bands working with Fat Wreck Chords to have a choice as to if and when they want to put a record out on the label. In some cases, bands have released albums on Fat Wreck Chords but on other labels; the label has never been a member of the Recording Industry Association of America as indicated on the asked questions portion of the label's website: "Are we a member? Not only no, but FUCK NO! We spent three years having our label's name removed from their members list. A year went by our name showed up again on their fucking list! Who are these sonsabitches?! Needless to say, we're in the process of having our name removed again, but they aren't being too cooperative." Many bands on this label participated in the campaign Punkvoter, started by Fat Mike and attempted to encourage the youth in the U. S. to vote in the 2004 U. S. presidential election for John Kerry and against George W. Bush.
The label has had two subsidiaries over Honest Don's and Pink & Black. Honest Don's released records from Chixdiggit and Teen Idols amongst others, while Pink & Black released albums from female-fronted bands like Fabulous Disaster and Dance Hall Crashers. Fat Mike advanced $50,000 to Chris Hannah and Jord Samolesky of Propagandhi which he recouped within months from sales of Propagandhi records to help them start up their own label, G7 Welcoming Committee, though G7WC is independent from Fat Wreck. Fat Wreck Chords releases compilation albums to promote bands signed to the label, but since 2003, to raise funds for various charities; the earliest Fat Wreck Chords compilations all have titles with some reference to fatness. Shortly after Fat Music Volume IV was released, Fat Wreck Chords released a titled album, Short Music for Short People, which features 101 songs, all averaging 30 seconds; the shortest song is only eight seconds, the longest is 40 seconds. Some of the songs were commissioned and recorded for the album, while others were from the bands' pre-existing repertoires.
Since the last Fat Music album has been released, the Fat Wreck Chords compilations have been explicitly for charitable causes. Liberation: Songs to Benefit PETA is a benefit album for the animal rights organization PETA, PROTECT: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children is a benefit album for the children's rights group PROTECT. Between Liberation and PROTECT, two other compilation albums were released in protest of President George W. Bush and his administration: Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. To celebrate 20 years of business Fat Wreck Chords released the 3-disc Wrecktrospective compilation on December 8, 2009. Disc 1 is composed of the label's greatest hits, disc 2 is composed of unreleased demos and rarities, disc 3 is composed the Fat Club 7" series in its entirety. Live in a Dive is a series of live albums recorded by Fat Wreck Chords. In order of release: In addition to the Live in a Dive series, Fat Wreck Chords released the Fat Club series of 7" vinyl records during 2001.
The series was only available to mail-order subscribers. Fat Wreck Chords did not publish any information on the upcoming releases so subscribers would not know what they were about to receive until the record arrived in the post. Although the Fat club series was limited to 1,300 copies for each single, the songs contained on the records were released as the third disc of the Wrecktrospective collection. List of Fat Wreck Chords compilation albums List of record labels Official website Unofficial Fat Wreck Wiki site