Frankland Prison Blues

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  • Anaesthesiology LP (black/brown marble)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the US pressing of our most recent record.
    Fairly limited edition (500 I think in total, we only have about 20 of them). Comes with a lyric sheet.
    The UK Pressing is Sold Out and has been since about 3 months after it was released.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Anaesthesiology via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Anaesthesiology [CD]
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    It's a CD of our album!
    In a card case, with a lyrics sheet.
    Perfect for playing in your car on the way to work, or chucking out the window at a cop.
    Comes with IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Anaesthesiology via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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“Prison relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.”
- Angela Davis.

As well as being about the inherent racism, sexism, and myriad other injustices of the prison-industrial complex, this song is also about our own attempts to engage in an ongoing process of privilege checking and self-awareness in our day-to-day lives.

lyrics

When I see a prison, I see a vested interest in recidivism; the righteous and pure on a moral mission, an awful draconian place / Will nobody listen? Can we please move beyond this simplistic vision? Of ‘intrinsically bad natured citizens’ and the myth that it’s keeping us safe.

When I see a prison I see an inconsistency,
I see differential treatment, I see widespread inequality / I see a failing system that is grinning in defeat, I see a cycle that nobody’s trying to break, a pattern that’s built to repeat,

They say “when you open up a school, you close a prison door” / Well we keep underfunding education and locking up the poor / And I’m not sure where this is heading / But I know it isn’t great, we turned our heads away and they built a prison state.

“Take me, take me anywhere, I never really cared about this freedom, It was never meant for me / Lead me, lead me to my cell, I deserve to be in hell, there’s your solution, you should lock me up and throw away the key, Eternally. Imprison me.”

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from Anaesthesiology, released May 1, 2013

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Onsind Durham

Onsind is a punk band from Pity Me, Durham (UK).

We have released music ourselves and with friends like Plan-it-X (RIP), Discount Horse (RIP) and Specialist Subject.

Get in touch! nathanisacynic AT gmail DOT com
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