If you've only got [$$] left to your name, buy this CD
T.A. | South Florida | 04/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Consolidated CD I ever bought, and I was lucky enough to buy it at a Consolidated show. I saw them open up for Meat Beat Manifesto in the Spring of '92, and was in awe of both bands. First of all, I've never seen a band stop their show multiple times to allow people to come up on stage and start heated debates about abortion, oil, the war in the Persian Gulf, Gay Rights, Meat eating, our Patriarchal society, our Klansman President, etc. But beyond their live performance, this CD is phenomenal, and if you don't have it, your home audio collection is suffering. This is the only CD I've reviewed to date that I've given 5 stars. A little less industrial than their 1990 release "The Myth of Rock," this CD is jammed full of true rap songs. I put these dudes up there with Beck and the Beastie Boys as the most talented, sincere white rappers of our time. On no other CD of their's will you find the heated debates between concert goers as on this album. From a marine yelling, I THINK YOU ALL ARE HYPOCRITES, AND I'D LIKE YOU TO DEFEND YOURSELVES to left-wing liberals bashing the bible, skinheads, ignorant men who oppress women, and the rediculous idea of going to war over oil, this CD is a must have. I love putting this CD on at my house when I have guests over who know nothing of the Consolidated "movement".......it always sparks crazy debates! Especially when a woman is heard on the CD comparing The U.S. to Nazi Germany, saying that a woman's body is not hers; IT BELONGS TO THE STATE. I know it sounds crazy, but this might be one of the most important, relevant, critical recordings of the 90's, and you'd be hard pressed to find another CD that says so much and jams so hard. The music is terrific and can stand on it's own without the lyrics and issues being argued! Whether you agree with their platform or not (I disagree with many of their rantings, but can accept their viewpoint), it's refreshing to hear such a pro-active and alternative yet peaceful voice in America...."