Big Black Bus

by MuckRaker

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about

"PITRIFF RATING - 91/100 - MuckRaker may be an unsigned, independent band, but their sound is huge and as good or better than the bulk of Southern Lord bands that come across my desk...I'm a fan of the no bullshit punch in the face the music provides. In short, I'm jumping on the BIG BLACK BUS."
- Chris Akin, PitRiff www.pitriff.com (Jun 01, 2012)

credits

released 12 November 2012
MuckRaker Biography

Atlanta based MuckRaker, was formed by former BOILER (Mayhem/Atlantic recording artists) member, Will Price (Bass, Lead Vocals) in 2010. After several member changes, and the 2010 release of a 4 song EP entitled "Sound the Alarm", Ray Mulligan (Guitar, Vocals) joined the band in late 2010. Capo (Drums) joined Muckraker in the early summer of 2011
MuckRaker has just released their first full length album, “Big Black Bus”. 13 tracks of blistering Blue Collar Metal for the average working man, or woman. No trends...just honest Metal/HardCore.
This is what PitRiff.com has to say about “Big Black Bus”;
"PITRIFF RATING - 91/100 - MuckRaker may be an unsigned, independent band, but their sound is huge and as good or better than the bulk of Southern Lord bands that come across my desk...I'm a fan of the no bullshit punch in the face the music provides. In short, I'm jumping on the BIG BLACK BUS."
- Chris Akin, PitRiff www.pitriff.com (Jun 01, 2012)
While musically inspired by the likes of Black Sabbath, Clutch, Down, Corrosion Of Conformity (COC), Helmet, etc.; MuckRaker has no allegiance to any formula. Whatever the band likes musically, the band does.
MuckRaker's message? The band's lyrics are fueled by historic and current events (and booze).
MuckRaker's mission statement:
"Metal for Metal's sake."
MuckRaker the band;
Will Price-Former Bassist/Vocalist for Mayhem/Atlantic recording artists, BOILER. www.myspace.com/boilerny (1994-2004).
Ray Mulligan-Former guitarist for Badman and Mystical Offspring.
Batz Capo-Former drummer for Nightwolf, Du Or Die, Psycho The Clown, Reign Of Sound, and several other bands
For more info: muckrakermetal@gmail.com or visit www.reverbnation.com/muckrakermetal

MuckRaker-Making METAL for METAL's sake \m/

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Track Name: The Iron Heel
"The Iron Heel"

The Banksters sit down
Round a table of gold
The Lobby speaks first
“If we may be so bold.”

(Chorus)
“Seems that the rabble have taken the streets.
Bitching that there is nothing to eat.
And that the wars go on and on.
And that the jobs are gone...gone.”

Dow adds his 2 cents
Along with Jones
“This is class warfare.
We'll burn their bones.”

(Chorus)

Send in The Iron Heel...

The final word
Comes from G. Sachs.
“By standing on
The People's back,
We are the new kings.
Oligarchy.
Tis time we crush
Democracy!”

(Chorus)

Send in The Iron Heel...

...And so was born The Brotherhood Of Man.
Track Name: ConMan
He's walked the Earth since man first awoke.
Compassion and empathy to him are a joke
He'll lie to your face, then stab you in the back.
Just when your down, he attacks...

ATTACK! He'll take your world and turn it Black.

(Chorus)
ConMan. He's got a plan for you.
Don't buy the lies, whatever you do.

He can pick your pocket and have you say “Thanks”.
Then turn around, convince the world that you robbed a bank.
Cares only for himself, the rest of us get whacked.
Just when you're down, he attacks...

ATTACK! He'll take your world and turn it Black.

(Chorus)

He loves war, 'cause he doesn't have to fight.
He loves money, and the poor they got no rights.
He'd sell his own mother, then kick you in the sac.
Just when your down he attacks...

ATTACK! He'll take your world and turn it Black.

(Chorus)

He carries a bible he doesn't believe in.
While draped in a flag for which he has no allegiance.

(Chorus)
Track Name: KingMaker
First I got the cops.
Then I got the courts.
Had to get the church.
Just to fool the poor.

Pre-Chorus
My heart removed. Long time ago. That's fine with me.
It lets me crush my enemies with apathy.

Chorus
I am The King Maker

Can you smell the sulfur,
on the megaphone?
Yeah, that's my boy.
He does what he's told.

Pre-Chorus
Chorus

It's not who votes that counts.
It's who counts the votes.
I'm like a God
And it's you I smote

Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Track Name: V.
*Lay in wait
In my cell
The history
I do tell
They came for us, in a big black bus
Chains and clubs, dogs and guns

(chorus)
V is for the victim
V is for the vengeance
V is for vendetta
Victory!

The C.E.O.
Directs the P.O.T.U.S.
Marshal Law
A nation on notice
They forced all us, off the big black bus
Chains and clubs, dogs and guns

(chorus)

Darkness spreads throughout the land
Freedom of thought and speech now banned
Women, children, and men are serfs
What they produce is what they're worth

*Now's my chance
Take out the guard
Make my way
To the yard
Took the big black bus, for all of us
Took the chains the clubs, the dogs the guns

(chorus)
Track Name: Untouchable
Been around the block for a thousand years.
A Prophet vs. profit-absolutely no fear.
By sitting in I stand up.
It's my will vs. the corrupt.

(Pre-Chorus)
Been longing for so long for the long war to end.
The chicken hawk has The Eagle attack the hen.
Some call me a hero, while others vilify.
Don't know about that, but I plan to multiply.

(Chorus)
Untouchable...always been untouchable.

The battle for social justice rages on.
The Economic Royalists demand a kingdom.
Workin' folk workin' under an oppressive thumb.
The Economic Royals, they steal every crumb.

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus)

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you,
then they fight you, then you win.

(Pre-Chorus)

(Chorus)

Get up...Stand up...Rise up...NOW!
Track Name: The Dust Bowl
Machines, they dig in to the night.
The sun, it rises hot and bright.
The plains alive with sand and dust.
The trees are gone, the crops are lost.

(Chorus)
Dip your spoon in the dust bowl.
You will never get full.

Babies, they're crying out in pain.
Disease and Hunger are their names.
Out from the glare comes The Banking Man.
Says that he now owns our land.

(Chorus)

Mama don'tcha worry, it'll be ok.
We can all move to California.
Grapes as far as the eye can see.
We can all live in tranquility.

(Chorus)
Track Name: Haymarket Square
Have you ever been down to Haymarket?
Come on put your boots on and get set.
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

Have you heard the Pinkerton's have got a bomb?
Hired thugs. Who knows where they're from?
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

(Chorus)
Tell it like is boys, we can't be duped.
Haymarket Square!
They sell the lies and we tell the truth.
Haymarket Square!

The people at the podium speak for us.
An 8 hour day would be glorious.
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

Someone kills a policeman with a bomb.
The Pinkerton's smile as we're shot upon.
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

(Chorus)

Chaos ensues and the bullets fly.
Mayday for the worker is the reason why.
50 lay dead in the street.
Gotta fight and die or we'll face defeat.

(Chorus)

We fought down there, we died down there.
Track Name: StemWinder
Instrumentally instrumental.
Track Name: Pitchfork And Musket
You say to me, “This is catastrophe.”
I ask of you sir, “What do you plan to do about it?”

Grumblings in the East, getting louder everyday
From Savannah in the South to the Massachusetts Bay
Whispers of a revolution, feel it in the air
From every single pub and municipal square

(Chorus)
Oh brother take up arms
Pitchfork And Musket
Sound The Alarm!
Pitchfork And Musket

The British East India Company pays no tax
That duty will be levied on only our backs
We'll go down to the harbor, take that companies tea
And throw it in the water...We Shall Die Or Live Free

(Chorus)

Gather the militia, 'cause Jefferson is right
With the help of the French, we will fight the Kings might

(Chorus)
Track Name: Big Box
Woe to those who stand up
Stand up to the Big Box
Swallowing up your town
Block by block

The shops close down
The poor are slaves
Fall into
An economic shallow grave

(Chorus)
It comes down to this
You can't resist-BIG BOX

Teeth made of shopping carts
Overbite
Eyes that glow in the dark
Sweat shop lights

A heart ripped from
The land of liberty
Pumps the blood
Siphoned from you and me

(Chorus)

Over the river
Through the woods
Charging right towards you
Raping the land
Selling us out
What do you think you'll Do?

(Chorus)
Track Name: The 4th Estate
Turn on your TV and I'll be there
Fascist Orwellian Xenophobes
30 years in the making
How's the glare?
Don't let it distract from the show

Chorus
It's the death of The 4th Estate
Spin, lie, rinse, regurgitate
It's the death of The 4th Estate
We killed it...Alright!!!

Drudge up a report, Post it in New York
The rest will fall in line
This fucker's done
So stick it with a fork
London and Washington, oh The Times

Chorus

Don't Rush to judgment
Ignore the facts
Only our Channel is Clear
You're Commies and Nazis if you fight back
We own this place, with $ and fear

Chorus
Track Name: We Are The Majority
We are The Majority
Not The Sheople
We are The Majority
WE THE PEOPLE

Why do we walk the walk?
Why do we talk the talk?
Why won't we just stand by?
M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y...that's why

We hold this truth
Track Name: My Drinking Song
The day is over, it's time to relax.
The Bossman is finally off our backs.
Serve up the beer, whiskey, & vodka.
Tip the Barkeep who's working' to please ya.

Cheers to you and all your crew
You're working' hard, so tip back a few.
The night is young, the beer is cold
And you are never too old.

(chorus)
Sway your drink to and fro.
Here's to life.
This is my drinking song.
Cheers to life.

We gather here to talk and think.
Philosophize, laugh, and sing.
Watch out for the law. They frown upon...
…My old time drinking song.

(chorus)