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Take Penacilin Now
G7 Welcoming Committee

Rating: 7/10 ?


October 24, 2005
This CD contains a Quicktime video that's about a minute and half of shaky footage of a landing plane through a chain-link fence and a few surveillance cameras set against gray skies. I don't know if it makes me a Capitalistic, Fascist or Republican, but I don't have the faintest clue as to what it all means.

Luckily, the music on Take Penacilin Now makes its point much clearer. The usual G-7 Welcomers are here: bands like Propagandhi and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, still up in arms about the state of the world and ready to take on all of the bullshit politicians and greedy corporations through music.

What's surprising is how diverse the rest of the music on this compilation is. Hardcore, punk, rap and more mellow fare are included, and a few songs are sung in different languages, all helping to keep G7 from pigeonholing themselves as just a few more punks lashing out politically. There truly is something here for everyone, unless you are the CEO of Wal-mart.

All of these songs arrive in arguably the most legit packaging ever. When opened flat, the front and back of the case are a copy of the letter containing Anthrax that was sent to Senator Tom Daschle, and because the boys at G7 thought their FBI files weren't big enough, they went ahead and named the compilation Take Penacilin Now.

If you don't know what the G7 Welcoming Committee stands for, this is an excellent way to get acquainted with their revolutionary message. I would suggest that everyone listen to this CD, read a book by Noam Chomsky or Howard Zinn and don't vote like an asshole.

Reviewed by Kevin Alfoldy
An aspiring global adventurer who cut his teeth on the sandy beaches and dirty bitches of Southern California, Kevin Alfoldy now spends his non-vacation days in Brooklyn, New York, where he occasionally finds the time to rub the crust out of his eyes long enough to contribute reviews and feature articles for LAS. A longtime staff member, Kevin also captains the tattered, often half-sunk raft of EPmd, our irregular column of EP reviews.

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