As such, songs like GDP and Take That tackle wealth inequality, racism and class to paint a vividly disparaging portrait of England, while Health Is Wealth takes on the damaging effects that cheap / fast food has on those who have no option but to buy it. Elsewhere, Turn Off The Radio is a surging attack on mainstream culture, GDP criticises how the privileged prosper while those in poverty suffer, and Bait The Bear is a savage condemnation of imperialism and colonialism.
The latter ends with a battle cry of, ‘Wage war against the state!’ being repeated over squalling, discordant guitars. As the cost of living – the price of life, if you will – soars due to gross governmental incompetence and negligence, as Brexit continues to wreak economic havoc, as food bank usage soars, it’s a line everyone should be screaming at the top of their lungs. When the revolution comes, Bob Vylan will be leading the charge, and they’ll adding bodies to Maggie’s grave. Boris – you’ve been warned.
For fans of: The Prodigy, Enter Shikari, FEVER 333
Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life is released April 22 via Ghost Theatre