FTC: Desaparecidos

In all honestly, I had probably written Desaparecidos off entirely, putting them away for the better part of the rest of my life.  It’s not that I dislike the album, in fact, quite the opposite.  I probably played their own album Read Music/Speak Spanish at least once a day for the better part of two years.  Recently the band made headlines reuniting to protest Arizona immigration, as well as similar policies in their home state of Nebraska.  I busted the record out again, and it fits perfectly with my new attitude of more rock, less electronics.  No one shredded it with such political angst, which still remains relevant today, if you listen closely to the lyrics.  Oh, and they had some dude in their band named Conor Oberst, who doesn’t sound all country, like that guy with the Mystic Valley Band.  This is probably one of the greatest pieces of music to ever come out of Omaha, and that says a lot considering the rich heritage of the town.  Who knows, the way Rick Perry runs this state, maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll reunite to overthrow that Texan dictator.

[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/06-The-Happiest-Place-On-Earth.mp3]

Download: Desaparecidos – The Happiest Place On Earth [MP3]

3 comments

  • Cool song, but what does the Federal Trade Commission have to do with it?

  • FTC=Frome the Closet. It’s been a segment we’ve been running for awhile now. Sorry for the confusion.

  • I had the good fortune of seeing Desaparecidos play a few weeks ago at Concert for Equality. It was an amazing set. Very well stated that “No one shredded it with such political angst, which still remains relevant today…”

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