by Lach

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"This song seems dated by the topical references but it's just as true today, only the names have changed. This was a mainstay song of my band Proper iD. This recording was done with pioneer Antifolker Roger Manning as part of a radio series he was doing at the time. Part 2 will be released shortly." - Lach


released May 24, 2016

Lach - Vocals/Guitar
Roger Manning - Interviewer
Art - Lach



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Lach Edinburgh, UK

Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles.

‘Beat-punk-unplugged joy!’-The Guardian UK

‘Splendid! Best of it's kind!’- Mojo

‘Incredibly bright, influential, funny, poetic.’-Suzanne Vega

‘Best punk guitarist since Johnny Ramone.’-Billy Ficca of Televis
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Track Name: Mr.Bitterman (Plus Short Interview)

You look like a lizard jealous of the empire state building
You hate anyone who doesn’t share your feeling
That everyone is stealing from the floor down to the ceiling
Anything not nailed down by the logic of your fears
But logic is a rerun of a star trek long gone
And you’re scared your time has never come
You're Mr. Bitterman

You're a chameleon fashion is your skin
Tie-dye to suit and tie you always fit in
I'd hold a mirror for ya but you'd cast no reflection
'Cause you already see yourself inside your collection
Of medals and honors and pictures of women
Reminders of the time when you were living

Mr.Bitterman don't you know that the times have changed
Electricity's in our bloodstream TV's in our brains
You got rid of Nixon, Vietnam and all bad things
And you gave us Reagan, Nicaragua and cocaine kings
Still you hate us, still you complain
That things aren't as good as the good old days
Well, as far as i'm concerned, you're the one to blame
As far as I'm concerned you got nothing to say
You're Mr. Bitterman
Who's bitter now?