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Shape Of Things To Come

from thee dirtybeats by THEE DIRTYBEATS

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A fist-shaking garage rock protest anthem from the dark 1968 exploitation film "Wild In The Streets".

Impressed by the song's rabble-rousing fury, Thee Dirtybeats began performing "Shape of Things To Come" live in 2009, just ahead of the rise of Occupy Wall Street and Arab Spring.

"Shape of Things To Come" was a formative influence on Andras. It was the first song he ever performed live, with his first band The Wiretappers. He was 12.


lyrics (B.Mann/C.Weil):

"There's a new sun rising up angry in the sky.
There's a new voice crying but not afraid to die.
Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb
But nothing can change the shape of things to come!

There are changes lying ahead on every road.
There are new thoughts ready and waiting to explode.
When tomorrow is today, the bells will toll for some.
But nothing can change the shape of things to come!

The future's coming on sweet and strong,
And no-one's gonna hold it back for long!

There are new dreams crowding out old realities.
There's revolution sweeping in like a fresh new breeze.
Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb,
But nothing can change the shape of things to come!"


from thee dirtybeats, released September 25, 2011
Jamie gtr, ld vox; Andras ld gtr, vox; Andrew bass; Ken drums

"SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME" - originally by MAX FROST & THE TROOPERS aka Davie Allan and The Arrows (California): 1968 Tower Records, Screen Gems-EMI Music BMI wr. Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil

DISCLAIMER: This album is intended as a loving not-for-profit tribute to great garage rock artists of the past, and IS NOT FOR SALE. Thee Dirtybeats specifically disclaim any rights to the songs herein. All rights remain with the existing copyright holders. If you are one of those holders, and wish your song removed from this album, please contact Thee Dirtybeats at theedirtybeats@gmail.com and we will do so immediately.




THEE DIRTYBEATS Chapel Hill, North Carolina

THEE DIRTYBEATS (Chapel Hill NC) specialize in aggressive, maximally fuzzed-out vintage garage rock and psych from the 60s, the sound that inspired early proto-punk pioneers like the MC5 and the Stooges.

Debut ep lineup photo by Maria Brubeck: (from L to R) Ken Friedman - drums, vox on "Wild Man"; Andras Fekete - vox, guitar; Andrew Meadors - bass; Jamie McLendon - vox, guitar
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