Sunday, April 09, 2006

Death in June are not fucking Nazis.

Please fuck will someone get a brain, learn french and actually read the lyrics of Death in June - Klaus Barbie and think about them.

I will translate them for you:

Where is Klaus Barbie?
Where is Klaus Barbie?
Where is Klaus Barbie?
Where is Klaus Barbie?
He is in the heart.
He is in the heart.
He is in the black heart.
He is in the heart.

Where is Klaus Barbie?
Where is Klaus Barbie?
Where is Klaus Barbie?
Where is Klaus Barbie?
He is in the heart.
He is in the heart.
He is in the black heart.
He is in the heart.

Liberty
This is a dream.

Where is Klaus Barbie?

Klaus Barbie is the Butcher of Lyon. The song is in french. Klaus Barbie is represented here as a symbol for the lurking specter of genocide, the fatal flaw of hatred and violence at the heart of humanity that forever denies us freedom. It's not a nazi track. What are their other Nazi tracks? Rose Clouds of Holocaust is about the German people being led through the concentration camps and being shown what was done in their name. People will tell you it is holocaust denial, but 'When the Angels of Ignorance fall down from your eyes' becomes obvious if you've ever seen the newsreel footage of a German citizens reaction to seeing the lampshades of human skin, and, if you think about it, the song just doesn't make sense as holocause denunciation. Go find the lyrics to an actual holocaust denunciation song (Skrewdriver and Prussian Blue have some I believe, I'm not a RAC expert) and see what I mean. What else supports the idea they're nazis. The Totenkopf-6? Please people, Joy Division are named after the official SS Whores and the intro and chorus of Warsaw is Rudolph Hess's prisoner number. Throbbing Gristle constantly used concentration camp photos in their artwork. Nazis? No. It fits exactly into the punk/post-punk/early industrial obsession with the power of Nazi imagery. Remember when Siouxsie and the Banshees wore Swastika armbands? Anyone calling them Nazis? No. It seems people cannot deal with poetry and ambiquity, because people are fucking dumb. Want more evidence?

Death in June - Lullaby to a Ghetto

So, this is your life
This is your world
In a lullaby to a ghetto
Where you murder boys and girls

Ashes of a butterfly
On a blood-soaked wand
Painted, all decorated
Absent and missing
Like secret dreams
And, broken promises
Like all our dead
And thoroughbred

Let the absence of life begin
To form an ash
And diamond lake
Revisionist, rust-torn and red
Black sun baked

Frank eyes never lie
They weep and shine
With that emptiness
Feral inside them
That mirrors can't define

Don't look to God
He's turned away
Savaged by the smell
Of the first of seven days

So, this is your life
This is your world
In a lullaby to a ghetto
Where you murder boys and girls

ACTIVE DENUNCIATION OF HOLOCAUST DENIAL. Real Nazis don't even MENTION Ghettos and Auschwitz. They try and paint it white.

Oh, and don't forget Douglas Pearce is a gay socialist WHO USED TO BE IN CRISIS.

TO ALL THE PEOPLE CALLING DEATH IN JUNE NAZIS AND USING THE SAME BRUSH TO TAR CURRENT 93, SOL INVICTUS AND EVERY OTHER NEO-FOLK BAND:

FUCK OFF

9 comments:

Kai said...

Seriously.



On a similar subject, what's the band who does the cover that everyone fucking attributes to Rammstein? Because the next person who does it gets kicked in the nads so hard that they're vomiting ovaries.

The Master said...

I would imagine any cover that gets falsely attributed to Rammstein would probably be by Laibach. Rammstein, as far as I know, have only ever covered Stripped by Depeche Mode, Pet Cemetary by the Ramones and Das Modell by Kraftwerk.

Oh, wait, do you mean the Barbie Girl cover?

Kai said...

Yeah, the barbie girl cover. It doesn't sound anything like EITHER Laibach or Rammstein, so.

RiddlerG said...

According to Douglas Rose Clouds of Holocaust isn't about the actual WWII holocaust at all:

"Dear Sir,
As I have said in my previous statement I believe that any form of art worth it's salt is open to interpretation, reinterpretation and misinterpretation and should not necessarily be explained in any way, shape or form by the artist himself. Even if it could be!
But, there are limits to being misinterpreted especially when the interpretors become accusers, stone throwers and are from a government agency!!
"Holocaust" as a word is used often in the English language to describe something catatrophic and of a final nature. It is derived from the original Greek meaning "burnt offerings". As I have also previously stated the title of the song 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust' was inspired by 2 trips to the volcanic island of Iceland in mid-Winter and mid-Summer 1989/1990 where I experienced a spiritual epiphany/revelation. In conversation with a close colleague of mine in the healing thermal waters of The Blue Lagoon situated near the town of Keflavik near the capital Rejkavik we spoke of Life and its disappointments. I realised as we swam in the naturally heated waters surrounded by a howling blizzard with temperatures 17 degrees below zero, that much of my adult Life had been led by lies about a particular relationship I had been in since 1980. It was a relationship that would also inspire the songs '13 Years Of Carrion' and 'Accidental Protege' which are also on the 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust' album which is the work by my group in question. The steam rising from the heated waters of the Lagoon in the middle of this freezing cold landscape, coupled with the strange rose/purple colour of the sky gave the whole scenario a 'holocaustic' atmosphere. Most of the island in this area is afteral just moss-covered lava fields. 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust' ably describes that scenario. At least in English!
As in almost all of my writings the remainder of the text have many reference points;
"Festivals End As Festivals Must" - an old newspaper heading commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death by suicide of one of my favourite gay authors Yukio Mishima.
"From the Hooded Crows of Rome" - I used to live in Rome in the early 1990s and these were the first birds I would see upon arrival at the airport
"To The Falcons Of Zagreb" - a city I have often visited and from my hotel window I have a good view of the family of falcons that live in and fly and hunt between the twin towers of the city's Cathedral
"Mother Victim Of Jesus lie down in Sydney's dust" - a line on a tombstone I noticed while taking a walk in Rookwood Cemetary in Australia, the largest cemetary in the World.
I do not write in a straight forward fashion. I pull a word from here or a line from there that I may have written today of several years ago. I only know it looks 'correct' when I place them together on paper. What it means after that,...????? I can only say where some were inspired from.
The same applies to the song 'Lifebooks' which was based around a conversation I had with a very close colleague in a pub near Leicester Square, London about Magick and the Occult and how a mutual friend of ours, who subsequently died, was destroying himself with these dark arts. The colleague I had the conversation with also co-writes some of the text.
"The Swirling Sound Of Swastikas
Like Rotor-blades Of Thought
Threshing The wheat
Out from The Chaff -
All this is a Dream,..."
demonstrates a perfect use of alliteration ( "S,S,S....Th, Th, Th,...") as it symbolically refers to the fans in the pub ceiling turning as we spoke that long afternoon about the pros and cons of dabbling with the Occult. But, naturally I could have said;
'The fans in the pub ceiling turned around like propellor blades as we spoke of the advantages and disadvantages of dealing with the Occult'
For me I know what sounds better poetry in English!
But, evidently others in Germany really know what these words mean! I am in awe at their expertise and talent. However, I am confused why this album which has sold 10s of thousands and has been freely available via different distributers Worldwide for 10 years without any problems, including in Israel where I recently performed, has only now become the subject of the scrutiny of censorship? For that I have no answers.
In a nutshell, I do not deny the existence of The Holocaust. The Holocaust is and was a completely different experience to 'Rose Clouds Of Holocaust' as I'm sure any inmate of an extermination camp would testify. The people who claim the 2 are one and the same should be ashamed of their disgusting conceit.
Yours Sincerely,
Douglas P.
(DEATH IN JUNE)"
14/02/06

The Master said...

Thank you very much! Just shows how art can be endlessly re-interpreted I suppose...but then, DIJ do have some of the most enigmatic lyrics I've ever read. Even Current 93 can't really touch them.

Given the interconnected nature of these bands, it's always interesting to think whether the songs they've written are about each other or the same subjects. Was the conversation in Reykjavik in C93's 'Horsey' related to this? Is 'A Song For Douglas...' about Douglas P? 'Tis intriguing. I suppose I should pick up 'Looking For Europe' and see if it has any info, though I think it is a more straightforward work.

The really hilarious thing is how genuine nazis now identify with a music scene started off by a disparate bunch of gays, buddhists, christians and satanists that was never, in fact, about nazism at all.

RiddlerG said...

It is indeed amusing if not absurd. :)

I've seen an old video of a DIJ + C93 + Sol Invictus performance and it appears that "A song for Douglas..." is in fact dedicated to Douglas P, I think Tibet even states it outright. They are good friends and colaborated often so there must be some lyrical connections.

Anonymous said...

Those band are same unsure about are they against or pro of those ideas, can't ever announce it in clear & short form.

Anonymous said...

homoerotic british nazi... Who cares?

davide said...

hello
it seems you introduce DIJ as an anti-fascist band, and obviously who think differently has to FUCK OFF (nice way to start a discussion)

this link is not a bible but I think it just can give you a way to reflect on your firm positions

https://libcom.org/library/death-in-june-a-nazi-band