No Liberation Here

from SKAFISH (Remastered Reissue) by Skafish

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    This album will be released on May 7, 2020, exactly 40 years from the day of its original release. This record had been out of print since its first and only prior vinyl pressing in 1980. This vinyl reissue is a limited edition collectible pressing and here are the unique features of this release:

    *Hand numbered limited edition of 500 copies
    *180 gram red vinyl
    *Personally autographed by Skafish
    *Meticulously remastered for vinyl
    *Includes the bonus track Sink or Swim
    *Includes a unique, collectible digital download card (lossless quality)
    *Purchase also includes immediate high quality digital download via Bandcamp
    *All new artwork design includes restored original cover
    *Redesigned inner sleeve includes complete lyrics with photos
    *Pressed and manufactured to the highest industry standards by Smashed Plastic Pressing in Chicago

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    TRACK LISTINGS:
    SIDE A
    1. INTRODUCTION :33
    2. JOAN FAN CLUB 3:29
    3. MAYBE ONE TIME 2:54
    4. OBSESSIONS OF YOU 2:56
    5. WE'LL SEE A PSYCHIATRIST 3:29
    6. ROMANTIC LESSONS 3:39
    7. SINK OR SWIM (Bonus Track) 3:57
    Time: 21:01

    SIDE B
    1. WORK SONG 3:47
    2. GUARDIAN ANGEL 4:16
    3. DISGRACING THE FAMILY NAME 3:33
    4. NO LIBERATION HERE 4:49
    5. TAKE IT OUT ON YOU 3:16
    Time: 19:44
    Total Album Time: 40:45

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    The digipack CD package includes the restored album cover, photos (circa 1979), a 16 page booklet that contains every lyric (both sung and spoken), along with the original and reissue credits.

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    Black t-shirt with full-color album cover on front. Sizes available are S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. The shirts are Gildan 5000 Heavy 100% preshrunk cotton. T-shirt comes in a plastic bag.

    First run, limited quantities. This is a pre-order and starts shipping on November 29, 2019.
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about

Perhaps more relevant today than when it was originally written, No Liberation Here is one of the first songs to ever confront the brutal reality of gay bashing and bullying, with lyrics that nakedly and painfully hurl the abuse, shame, and societal rejection those who don’t conform to societies’ rigid sexual norms experience.

lyrics

Spoken: There’s no liberation here
There’s no liberation anywhere!

I am feeling like I need some abuse
Throw me 'round the room. let me be misused
We don't have a right
No liberation here

Rub my nose in doggie's duty today
Please embarrass me so l'l be ashamed
We cannot be proud
No liberation here

We can't walk with our heads held high
We can’t walk the streets now
Our faces get beat now
We will not pretend that we have real rights
Here, prison does not need bars
Bloodshed today
And we know it will not change
We live in shame

Guilt produces sex that's awkward and cheap
As my hands caress you I must be beat
And I know we can't meet again, forever

Every night, there's tension on the streets every night
I cruise up and down ‘round the town
Behold, bodies are ripe
But you can’t stop years of conditioning
Even when you turn out the lights
My darling, darling it’s you and me, oh yeah
Here is my bed
We pretend to understand and make
The birds and bees

We can’t walk with our heads held high
We can't walk the streets now
Our faces get beat now
We will not pretend that we have real rights
Here prison does not need bars
Bloodshed today
And we know it will not change
We live in shame

We don't have a right
No liberation here
We cannot be proud
Fellow prisoners, we are prisoners
We can’t walk with our heads held high
No liberation here
(yelping)

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from SKAFISH (Remastered Reissue), released November 29, 2019

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Skafish Chicago, Illinois

Chicago and Indiana's first punk, new wave, alternative, indie and underground rock artist, and a pioneer of these art forms internationally. Skafish made his first record in 1970, has released 7 LP’s, toured/performed with such artists as The Police, Ramones, Iggy Pop, XTC, UB-40, Stranglers, The Cramps, English Beat, Sha Na Na, Scorpions, & U-2, and appeared in the film "Urgh! A Music War! ... more

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