The Bristles - "Bigger Than Punk Rock" Heptwon Records


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Band Name: The Bristles
Song Title: Bigger Than Punk Rock
Album Title: Bigger Than Punk
Genre: Punk / HC
City/Country: Sweden
Label Name: Heptwon Records

About The Video:
Bigger Than Punk Rock is from The Bristles new album "Bigger than Punk" (out now).
"It's not the fact that punk bands sign contracts with multinational record companies that is annoying. It's their bullshit about it. A sell-out is always a sell-out."

Band Bio:
The Bristles is a punk band from Landskrona, a small town in the south of Sweden.

The Bristles was formed in 1982. The original line-up was Svegis--guitar, Lankan-drums,
Rotcher- bass, Nelle-guitar, and Viking-vocal. Nelle left the band after just a coupe
of months. Shortly after Ingemar replaced Rotcher on bass. In the beginning of 83
the Don't Give Up EP was released. In the spring of 83 the Ban the Punkshops tape was
released. Viking left the band to be replaced by Puma. The band recorded some new and
some old songs with Puma on vocals to be released as a new version of Ban the Punk Shops tape.
In 1984 the band split up just to reform with Groll on drums. In the autumn the Boys will be
Boys EP was released. In 1985 the band split up again. During this period the band made around 50 gigs in Sweden.

In 1996 the band made a reunion gig with Malwin on drums.

In 2008 the band reformed with Harri on drums. In the beginning of 2009 the Union Bashing
State EP was released. Then Harri left the band and was replaced by Ray. In 2009 the band
played gigs in Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Norway. In the spring of 2010 the full length
album Reflections of the Bourgeois Society was released. In the beginning of 2011 The Bristles
plays Ebba was released both on vinyl and as a digi single. During this period the band has played around 50 gigs.

Who is who in the band:
Svegis - guitar
Ingemar - bass
Ray -- drums
Puma - voice

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Bigger Than Punk Rock
union boss is signing
worse than bad deals
in return for an office
no-show work and free meals
the foreman's a bully, bossing workers around
sucking up, kicking down, striving for promotion
backstabbers rewarded by management
the less the workers get, the more to themselves

it's bigger than punk rock x2
bigger than punk

turning punk into
music business
crying for too long
in the wilderness
what words to spread? there were no ideals
just for show, bought and sold, never ever for real
hardcore pop, social liberal lyrics
jesters praise big corporate profits

it's bigger than punk rock x4
bigger than punk

unions, now insurance companies
cheap home, family, pet insurances
the revenues: member fees and dividends
from the investments of the strike funds
money over bullshit; workers rights
bottom line, there won't be no fight
the cash flow guarantees the unions existence
a means to an end

it's bigger than punk rock x2
bigger than punk

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