Monday, March 1, 2010

Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert

Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert 1:17

Oi! Get your filthy hands off my desert! What'd he say?

Brezhnev took Afghanistan
And Begin took Beirut
Galtieri took the Union Jack
And Maggie, over lunch one day,
Took a cruiser with all hands
Apparently to make him give it back

At the beginning of the piece, directly after the spoken line 'What'd he say?' there is a demonstration of the 'Holophonics' effects of the record, as a missile allegedly seems to rocket over the head of the listener and explode behind him.

For those not acquainted with the politics of the time, Leonid Brezhnev was Premier of the former Soviet Union (which was engaged in a Vietnam-like war with Afghanistan), Menachem Begin was Prime Minister of Israel, and Leopoldo Galtieri was the President of Argentina and the instigator of the Falkland Conflict through his attempted occupation of the Falkland Islands, a British crown colony.

Post War Dream, The
Your Possible Pasts
Hero's Return, The
Gunner's Dream, The
Paranoid Eyes
Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
Fletcher Memorial Home, The
Southampton Dock
Final Cut, The
Not Now John
Two Suns in the Sunset

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