Friday, May 16, 2008

Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip - Angles

I first heard this album a couple weeks ago, and was really impressed. A friend downloaded it off waffles, we both had no knowledge of what kind of music it was or how it sounded. Jesus were we happy we got it, it has become a staple album for weekend nights or any night or day actually. For those of you who are unfamiliar this band is composed of Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip, both men hail from Essex. The music is hip/hop and really fucking unique. If you ever wondered "what would it sound like if someone rapped about the periodical table?" well you will find out on the track "Development". The best track on the album is the big hit "Thou Shalt Always Kill" - the video is below, I will also post the lyrics because they are fucking brilliant. But remember Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip IS JUST A BAND. Enjoy.

Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barret in vain.
Thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile… Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.
Thall shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.
Thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.
Thall shalt not buy Coca-Cola products. Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.
Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend’s best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants. Use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyoakes.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave as soon as you're done just because you’ve finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just ’cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you’re never gonna fucking talk to.
Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.

The Beatles - Were just a band.
Led Zepplin - Just a band.
The Beach Boys - Just a band.
The Sex Pistols - Just a band.
The Clash - Just a band.
Crass - Just a band.
Minor Threat - Just a band.
The Cure - Just a band.
The Smiths - Just a band.
Nirvana - Just a band.
The Pixies - Just a band.
Oasis - Just a band.
Radiohead - Just a band.
Bloc Party - Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys - Just a band.
The next big thing - JUST A BAND.
Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-English speaking countries as to those that occur in English speaking countries.
Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.

Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not pimp my ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When I say “Hey” thou shalt not say “Ho”.
When I say “Hip” thou shalt not say “Hop”.
When I say "he say, she say, we say, make some noise" - kill me.
Thou shalt not quote me happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish your girlfriend was a freak like me.
Thou shalt spell the word “Pheonix” P-H-E-O-N-I-X not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying “Is it”.
Thou shalt think for yourselves.
And thou shalt always kill.


Kingsley Zissou said...

That was some good shit. I'm excited to listen to the whole album.

soundless_space said...

Definitely looking forward to listening to this myself. Hope it's good.

rachel said...

i absolutely adore dan le sac vs. scroobius pip. thank you thank you for posting this!!

Aaron said...

very cool!

H.M. said...

there's something uniquely hypocritical about someone telling us to think for ourselves by issuing grandiose commandments. this is why it bothers me that so many people blindly follow those who claim to be telling them to think for themselves. "yes, pitchfork! i will buck the bland mainstream media! now i'll go download all those albums you recommended to me. you're such a good friend."

Zak said...

im not sure where your attack on pitchfork came from, as i recall i never mentioned them. Also by thinking that this is crap because of the statement "think for yourselves" it seems that you have taken their advice.