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With A Vengeance

by Hans Gruber and the Die Hards

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Talk The Ska
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Talk The Ska FIRST!!! Do...do people still do that? No matter, super stoked for this album. Easily one of the most anticipated of 2022.
Bart
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Bart Sometimes they remind me of ska punk like Choking Victim...other times they shoot off in weird directions like Mr. Bungle (on "Vril Society" or "Brazil") or an aggressive They Might Be Giants (on "Dandruff"). One of the best albums in 2022 so far. Favorite track: Let's Drive Everywhere.
Rich Robinson
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Rich Robinson Are they hardcore? Are they revival? 2-tone?

Yes.

My favorite thing about them is their ability to use different styles to make a more impactful message. They are a lot of fun live too. Favorite track: Let's Drive Everywhere.
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    The CDs have a specially formatted version of the art on the CD itself, and the track listing and credits on the case. (THIS IS A PRE-ORDER THAT SHIPS IN JULY).

    There are 200 of the CDs, 100 of the CDs will be available at the band's shows and 100 will be available here on Bandcamp or on the Ska Punk International website.

    Includes unlimited streaming of With A Vengeance via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Hans Gruber and the Die Hards and have teamed up with Ska Punk International to put together a limited release of the album on 12" vinyl!

    To make the vinyl edition of With A Vengeance extra special, we've included a bonus track and some new art on the jacket and the insert.

    These records are mystery flavor. The color of the record itself will be random so it'll be a surprise! (the black record in the graphic is only for the mockup)

    There are 200 of the records available, 100 of the records will be available at the band's shows and 100 will be available here on Bandcamp or on the Ska Punk International website.

    Includes unlimited streaming of With A Vengeance via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
No need to tar and feather in this modern age When 140 letters sends the world into outrage Why burn at the stake if they draw their own noose? As long as silence is the outcome there’s no way we lose Pull out your pitchforks a witch hunt we’ll pursue Cause Frankenstein’s monster’s got nothing upon you I'll twist the words out of your mouth to suit my benefit Doesn’t matter who you are, I’ll find a name that fits Dox you ‘till the day you die if you don’t sing my tune I’ll rile up the masses and spread my half truths Redemption is a lie and people never change If you saw the world correctly you would feel the same
2.
No No Bronto 01:46
The land before time got it all smooing wrong There never was a brontosaurus all along 1880s brought on the bone race Two scientists bidding for 1st place Paleontological supremacy! Discovery a must with legends to be made But at what price will science be betrayed? Never was a brontosaur! Self sabotage and fraud, deceit and lies Exploding the remains from prying eyes Destroying unfound fossils! Exhausted their wealth, died in disgrace Still they found one, three, six, dino race Just not the brontosaur! ‘Cause of this hoax we were treated to a lie, An ever growing list of brontosaurus falsified Gertie the Dino, Lost World and Dino Sinclair, Littlefoot, and Baby aren’t real You’re not my dinosaur! Bronto-no no no more!
3.
You look like a hippie so cut your fucking hair I know that you're not like that, but other people stare They don't know you like I do, but you know what Kurt? You're alright with me You should pick up boxing, I teach it every day Behind the police station, I have a little place I could have gone pro, back before the war, Kurt, You're alright with me That Obama's a closet Muslim, I don't trust him one bit! He's not American, not like you Kurt, You're alright with me I fought in Vietnam, back when men were men Kids need a little tough loving Kurt, yeah, You're alright with me I love my wife so much, but she's a little uptight I don't want to lose her though, that's why I drink at night I talked your ear off, thanks for listening Kurt, yeah You're alright with me
4.
Vril Society 02:18
McCartney's death Car crash 66 His face replaced Billy’s the fix Illuminati! Illuminati! We know you’re a clone Avril Lavigne Took her life in ‘03 Replaced from duped Paparazzi Illuminati! Illuminati! We know you’re a clone The Queen controls Which celebs to design Donald Marshall Is still her guy We know you’re also a clone Donald Marshall
5.
Dedicated to Esteban Flores, Rude Ass Rigo & the South Central LA Backyard Shows No outside tanks! (Instrumental)
6.
If you could have the time, what difference would it make? It’s not like what you do could change your stupid fate It doesn’t really matter long as time is concerned So don’t go wasting time on those lessons that you “learned” Don’t you wait for time, it doesn’t wait for you Your are not the patience or the strongest family glue They say it’s never found, you’re always too late You better not rush or plan for goodness sake Time! I don’t want it anymore When we talk about killing, we’re still talking about time As we watch it fly past us leads me to wonder why If any I would listen, Oscar Wilde it would be He said the thief of time is punctuality Time! I don’t want it anymore Time won’t solve your problems, and time won’t go away, and Time won’t bring you money, happiness, a better way Time! I don’t want it anymore
7.
Blood on the walls there was blood on the walls In crimson red, my name written there was Blood on the walls there was blood on the walls there was Blood on the walls there was blood on the walls And to this day. I can’t explain, I can’t explain How there was Blood on the Walls, there was blood on the walls And to this day, I can’t explain, I can’t explain How there was Blood on the Walls Blood on the Walls Blood on the Walls Blood on the Walls
8.
Brazil 02:21
Brazil, where hearts were entertaining June We stood beneath an amber moon And softly murmured "Someday soon" (echo: some day) We kissed (echo: we kissed) and clung together Then, tomorrow was another day The morning found me miles away With still a million things to say And now, when twilight dims the skies above Recalling thrills of our love There's one thing I'm certain of Return, I will, to old Brazil That old Brazil Man, it's old in Brazil Brazil, Brazil
9.
Let's drive everywhere and destroy the environment Let's drive everywhere and kill all the motherfucking bees We'll cut down the forests and dam all the rivers We'll murder the dolphins, cause they're assholes anyway Let's drive everywhere and destroy the environment Let's drive everywhere and throw our plastic in the sea We'll core out the Earth, to mine all her minerals Sporting her stones like trophies from a hunt Let's drive everywhere and destroy the environment Let's drive everywhere you and I want to be We'll warm up the Earth, to make it more comfortable Then when it's too hot, just blast our AC Let's drive everywhere and destroy the environment Let's drive everywhere and kill all the motherfucking bees We'll cut down the forests and dam all the rivers We'll murder the dolphins, cause they're assholes anyway
10.
A ragged old man holds up a sign The front begs for whiskey, the back "the end is nigh” Everyone has an opinion on how to fix his life But no one asked what he wants An old man like me, drinks a 4 Loko a day Alcohol numbs the night, caffeine to stay awake Ain't no way I'm gonna sleep with Sodom and Gomorrah around me Every single night The footsteps bang Like hail hitting pavement The thuds keeping pace Not to be a hypocrite, but I know my limit I surpass it each night, cause I can't keep with it The constant berading eyes and murmurs diverted around me Do they think I'm deaf? Do they think I'm blind? Despite my old age, my body's working fine. All these drunken 20s, 30s, 40s... All sumthin’s.... Every single night The footsteps bang Like hail hitting pavement The thuds keeping pace Do they think I'm deaf? Do they think I'm blind? Despite my old age, my body's working fine. All these drunken fuckers!
11.
Can the devil spread fossils Confuse those of little faith Send in a sea monster For sinners to chase Giganticus! Wagging it’s tail Brutervious! And lighting it’s eyes Giganticus Below me the Earth shakes! Brutervious! As I do inside! Is that clap against clap? The sounds of thunder Or the gnashing of teeth Of your livestock fodder Giganticus! Wagging it’s tail Brutervious! And lighting it’s eyes Giganticus Below me the Earth shakes! Brutervious! As I do inside! I swear I saw a monster in Walgren Lake I swear I saw a monster in Walgren Lake I swear I saw a monster in Walgren Lake I swear I saw a monster in Walgren Lake Giganticus! Wagging it’s tail Brutervious! And lighting it’s eyes Giganticus Below me the Earth shakes! Brutervious! As I do inside!
12.
Are you drowning in debt? I think I know the truth! Predatory lending possesses me and you! Sulfur reeks from the tellers Barely hiding their horns Behind them a ruckuss of pure evil forms Credit Cards are a product of Satan Mammon himself prints your bank statement Credit Cards are a product of Satan Feel your soul drain as you make your next payment Then there's the CEO's Eye's burn, smiling red glow With the souls of the world, the stronger they grow In the bank vaults they lurk Draining their plastic blood From a pentagram arises your new credit card! Credit Cards are a product of Satan Mammon himself prints your bank statement Credit Cards are a product of Satan Feel your soul drain as you make your next payment Why spend all of this time To possess every child's mind when from the golden calf's teat We choke on the liquid assets we drink Credit Cards are a product of Satan Mammon himself prints your bank statement Credit Cards are a product of Satan Feel your soul drain as you make your next payment
13.
Dandruff 01:21
I think got ghosts causing dandruff on my head I can't afford insurance, to find out why it's red I was told to seek a medicine man, to cure my spirits But my Native friends all say I should go to IHS Oh I think I got ghosts causing dandruff on my head The priest said they don't believe in ghosts, maybe demons instead He said he's no doctor, which I'm thankful for Cause with no health insurance, his price I could afford So I guess I got demons causing dandruff on my head Soak my head in holy water every night before bed I pray to be delivered, from my eternal pain If I don't find a cure soon I'll go insane Now all these demons causing dandruff on my head Tell me evil things like buying insurance The love of money's sinful, which is why I have none Also paying rent and bills and food takes a ton! I feel this itchy rash clawing at my brain Despite all my trying I can’t abstain To peel it all away with my dirty fingernails At least when I’m dead there will be no bills
14.
Slither round, body smashed, crawling on the floor This is like no cockroach seen before Gears mangled, circuits fried, legs twitchin’ ‘round That's no insect on the ground! All the ants, how they plot. Where's the mother brain? Passing sugar traps, how do they abstain? When they're crushed there's no guts, splattered round That's no insect on the ground! Scoop it up and throw it out, I'll be honest I have my doubts You're being watched! At every place you go. You're being watched! I'm not losing touch! Just scan through the radio. I'm not losing touch! Moth's hover just out of reach Ignoring lights, they take a seat Wings folded, antennae raise, signals out That's no insect flying about! Mosquitoes swarm no purpose needed, how they bite! I can't kill them with all my might! Poison fails, itchy arms, blood sample drawn That's no insect flying around' Scoop it up and throw it out, I'll be honest I have my doubts You're being watched! At every place you go. You're being watched! I'm not losing touch! Just scan through the radio. I'm not losing touch!
15.
Hey Dude! You’re working out? You’re doing real good! Now do a squat! Damn Girl! Keep up those gains! Only one more set! Now do a squat! No way!! You beat your PR? Let’s up the weight! Do a squat! You’re looking fine Use your cheat day! But don’t forget… To do a squat! Do a squat! Do a squat! Do a squat! Feet hips width apart Bending at the knee Drop that ass to the ground And do a fucking squat! Squat! Squat!
16.
When I was a young boy my daddy used to say Be careful what you voice online or those likes soon will fade Now that I am older, I look back and pray To the Great Algorithm, to take those posts away Praise to The Algorithm! Praise to The Algorithm! Praise to The Algorithm! Shine those likes on me! Praise to The Algorithm! Praise to The Algorithm! Praise to The Algorithm! Shine those likes on me! Algorithm shine, shine your likes on me! Algorithm shine, shine your likes on me! Arising in the morning, bright light glowing from my screen My heart overflows with joy for that could only mean I have been forgiven, my profile’s been set free (Boost boost boost that post. Boost that post) By the Great Algorithm. Shine your likes on me! User engagement down Help me turn this all around I’m here on bended knee Please push my post to the top of the feed Hear my plea! Now you’ve heard my story ‘bout how I’ve earned my fame To be an influencer, you should do the same Sacrifice your pride, give an offering (Boost boost boost that post. Boost that post) To the Great Algorithm. Shine your likes on me! Programmed by mortal hands Raw data that we don’t understand I’m here on bended knee Please push my post to the top of the feed Hear my plea! Increase my reach! Don’t you wanna like? Don’t you wanna laugh? Don’t you wanna love all my posts now? Don’t you wanna like? Don’t you wanna laugh? Don’t you wanna love all my posts now? Don’t you wanna like? (Boost boost boost that post) Don’t you wanna laugh? (Boost boost boost that post) Don’t you wanna love all my posts now? (Boost boost boost that post) Don’t you wanna like? (Boost boost boost that post) Don’t you wanna laugh? (Boost boost boost that post) Don’t you wanna love all my posts now? (Boost boost boost that post) Algorithm! Shine! Shine your likes on me!

credits

released May 3, 2022

Hans Gruber and the Die Hards is:

Chris Thompson - Drums, Vocals, Theremin, Ukulele
Rosey Armstrong - Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Kurt Armstrong - Vocals, Bass, Trombone, Kazoo

Additional musicians:

Hans Emanuelson - Guitars, Keys, Trumpet, Ukulele, Backing Vocals
Nick Tozzo - Timbales, Congas, Triangle, Guira, Shaker, Tambourine on Tracks 1, 8 and 9
Eric Molina - Baritone Saxophone on Track 1
Jose Noriega - Sousaphone on Tracks 2, 8 and 13
Dave Cavallo - Backup Vocals on Tracks 3 and 8
Drew Leclaire - Backup Vocals on Track 8, Theremin on Track 4
Adam Davis - Vocals on Track 15

Co-Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Drew Leclair

Recorded at Studio 8522, Hokus Tracks and Vine Recording. Mixed at Vine Recording.

Mastered by Luis Crivelli

Released on Ska Punk International Records

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