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The Celibate Rifles – Beyond Respect (2004)


The Celibate Rifles – Beyond Respect (2004)
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With their second most recent LP, here’s he mighty Oz group The Celibate Rifles

Their fifteenth studio album – yes, fifteenth !! – this one’s another great album of raw garage rock!

The Celibate RiflesAfter 24 years of banging it out, The Celibate Rifles have released their fifteenth album, ‘Beyond Respect’ and are touring nationally. Vocalist Damien Lovelock remains at the core of the band, along with guitarists Kent Steedman and David Morris, while the rhythm section has rotated once again. The journey to this new album wasn’t all easy: while it’s still the same band the modus operandi has changed.

“It’s like everything when you go from being a full-time band to a part-time band, you’ve got to juggle things,” remarks Lovelock. “We haven’t recorded for over three years and we haven’t played for a year. Everybody has wives, kids, mortgages, jobs, other musical projects, but mostly reality. It’s one thing doing for yourself, it’s another thing for three or four mouths: you don’t have the luxury of three months of living cheap and then back again.

“If you want the hardcore Marxist analysis, we’re victims of structural determinism in its crudest form. But also, you have the life you choose. I can remember people saying that the whole music bubble was bursting in the mid ‘eighties and it did for most people but not for us. That was our best period so we’ve always been so out of step with not only public opinion and what’s popular but what the fuck’s going on in our own industry. When everyone else was doing it hard we were killing it.”

Initially using the word “horrible” to sum up the journey of creating the most recent album, Lovelock points out that the previous album, ‘A Mid-Stream Of Consciousness’ wasn’t so easy either, yet still very much worth the journey. “To my ears, ‘…Mid-Stream…’ is one of the best, if not the best record we ever made. I felt we finally got to make a record that covered all of the landscape that is the ‘Rifles so I’m very happy with that. No-one expected that record to come out and when it came out most people’s first reaction was, ‘I didn’t know you guys were still going,’ that’s how invisible we’d been.”

‘Beyond Respect’ has been well received. “Most reviewers have said they are amazed by how good it is. They always approach bands from another time, especially if they like them, with a sort of trepidation when the new one lands on the desk. It’s like ‘oh God, is this gonna be the one where they embarrass themselves?’ But so far we’ve avoided that and that’s nice.”

Rifles fans who are familiar with Thank You America from the bands second and self-titled album might hear a connection with ‘Beyond Respect”s Salute: the poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. “I always thought it was an incredible achievement that Ferlinghetti’s poem sounded so current 20 years after it had been written,” Lovelock explains. “I actually wrote a set of lyrics for[the song] and I went in to cut the vocal and without having even sung it I just said ‘you know what…?’ I dug out this Ferlinghetti book again and said ‘I just wanna try something, just tell me what you think’ and [producer Rick O’Neil] loved it. It sounds like it was written yesterday. It’s one of those poems that once you read it you think ‘why would I bother writing anything fresh about war when there is this perfect piece of work?'”

Having roots in the punk and independent movement of the late 1970s The Celibate Rifles have had to endure at least a few claims that punk was making its return along with the coming and going of so many other musical moments. So does the changing mood and fickleness of the industry ever get annoying?

“The only time it bothered me was in the early ‘nineties, when that whole Nirvana-independent thing really hit. All these people who had been slagging us off for making, and the word they used to use was ‘grungy,’ sounding records were now worshipping at the altar because it was quite clear the cash cow had arrived and whoever was on that band wagon was gonna make money,” he snarls. “But whenever there’s a new thing they don’t want any old stuff, they don’t want someone like us, so that I must say that pissed me off. But, you know, eventually you just think ‘big fuckin’ deal, who said you had to be here…’ The main thing is I’m glad people listen to music, that’s the main thing.”

Playing stripped-down, loud, and fast Ramones-inspired guitar rock, the Celibate Rifles were one of the earliest punk bands to emerge during the post-Radio Birdman/Saints era. Taking their cues from these Aussie bands, along with the American hard rock of the Stooges, MC5, and Blue Oyster Cult, the Rifles were led by the twin-guitar attack of Kent Steedman and Dave Morris, and the deadpan baritone of vocalist Damien Lovelock.

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Tracklisting

1. You Won’t Love Me
2. We All Move To Buttland
3. Atom Brain
4. Lazy Sunshine
5. Alhambra
6. Salute
7. Form One Line
8. Seems Much Better
9. Dre
10. Can’t See Nothing There
11. When We Meet Again Until
12. Nobody Knows + My Generation [Hidden Track]

Here she be:

Rifles

Thanks to kelvin and ausrock


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September 20, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_ClassicRock, music_Garage, Music_Punk, The Celibate Rifles, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Celibate Rifles – Dancing Barefoot EP (1988)

The Celibate Rifles – Dancing Barefoot EP
May, 1988

Hot Records

A fine E.P. from a great Oz cult band, Sydney-based Celibate Rifles – purveyors of classic punk/ garage rock!

she is benediction
she is addicted to thee
she is the root connection
she is connecting with he

here I go and I don’t know why
I fell so ceaselessly
could it be he’s taking over me…

I’m dancing barefoot
heading for a spin
some strange music draws me in
makes me come on like some heroine

she is sublimation
she is the essence of thee
she is concentrating on
he, who is chosen by she

here I go and I don’t know why
I spin so ceaselessly,
could it be he’s taking over me…

she is re-creation
she, intoxicated by thee
she has the slow sensation that
he is levitating with she …

here I go and I don’t know why,
I spin so ceaselessly,
’til I lose my sense of gravity…

(oh god I fell for you …)

the plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face
the mystery of childbirth, of childhood itself
grave visitations
what is it that calls to us?
why must we pray screaming?
why must not death be redefined?
we shut our eyes we stretch out our arms
and whirl on a pane of glass
an asphyxiation a fix on anything the line of life the limb of a tree
the hands of he and the promise that she is blessed among women.

(oh god I fell for you …)

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Yes, that’s Patti Smith‘s sublime Dancing Barefoot from her Wave LP back in 1979 !

A great cover by the Rifles with three good original tracks also !

Lovely cover artwork on this EP too, for good measure!

The Rifles first formed in 1979 and released their first album Sideroxylon in May 1983 on the Hot Records label.

This EP was their last release for the Hot Records.

The band has toured both America and Europe extensively, releasing a total of fourteen studio albums!

Some Rifles links:

Dancing Barefoot (Live) – The Celibate Rifles

The Celibate Rifles perform Dancing Barefoot live on Australian TV back in 1988 !


Tracklisting

1 Dancing Barefoot
2 Jesus on T.V. (Live)
3 The More Things Change (Alternative Version)
4 Junk


Here she be!

Dancing Barefoot (1988)

Big thanks to feelinkindafroggy



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September 20, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_ClassicRock, music_Garage, Patti Smith, The Celibate Rifles, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment