HELLO RASCALS/HELICOPTER OF THE HOLY GHOST
(SINGLE)

 

that's no stinking corner where all rats can feed
that's the helicopter of the holy ghost
people starve and watch their children shot to bits
every corpse that falls will make him swell


TWO TRACK 7 INCH SINGLE ONLY ON KABUKI. CAT NO. KAMD2.

Side a) Hello Rascals
Side b) Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost.


The first Microdisney release containing the fabulous 'Helicopter Of The Holy Ghost' which was for some unknown reason relegated to the B-Side. Find the sheep, click, and play in Realaudio.

Stuck in a sleepy town in Southern Ireland, Cathal Coughlan is at his lyrical best in a society where dreams are stifled by traditional values and religious dogma.

we have nothing decent we can dream about
not one thing that's better than a coward's death

Set to some outstanding guitar melodies, it's the story of a (relatively) loveless fling providing small comfort for a miserable existence. While there is a bitter swipe at the religious establishment, there are moments of reflective sadness as well as plain anger. A lament at the failure of people to make more of their lives and their willingness to just accept their fate. Things will be better in the next world...

holding on, holding on
from your birth to the day you die
let it rest, let it slide
one day you'll see the face of christ


And if Ireland seems bad, wait until they get to London...

By comparison 'Hello Rascals', the official A-Side, doesn't seem to have quite gone to finishing school. Sean's melodies are overrun by an over the top drum beat and Cathal's vocals somehow don't quite hit home.

'Wanking at Communion' was charmingly etched into the run out groove of the record.


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