The Government – Hemingway Hated Disco Music 7″

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Here’s a REAL punk record for once. If I can figure out the lyrics Hemingway hated disco music cause it was kind of gay? If not I don’t care. It’s about how disco sucks or something. Good enough. I only… drives into the arty punk department and crashes. Sometimes it’s good sometimes a bit too goofy even for me. The Government released a couple of other records that haven’t caught my ears but I still haven’t heard their LP from the same year as the release of this. Any good?

Country: Canada
Year: 1979
Label: Self Released
Format: 7″
Songs:
Hemingway Hated Disco Music.mp3
I Only Drive My Car At Night.mp3

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6 Responses to The Government – Hemingway Hated Disco Music 7″

  1. M says:

    Pair of bangers, for sure.

    Interestingly, the cover of this one is featured prominently on the sleeve of the new Fucked Up 12″, which has a ton of great old Canadian punk records on it.

  2. Kurt says:

    The Government were genre benders. A little punk, a little new wave, a lot arty. Both the 33 1/3 EP and the live soundtrack Electric Eye LP are worth having. Neither are solid gold, but the high points are pretty awesome.

    e.g.
    http://www.canuckistanmusic.com/index.php?maid=327

  3. anarkistattak says:

    Why delete my comment?

  4. Chano says:

    Both songs are pretty good with my personal pick on “Hemingway”. It’s strange… They kinda reminds me of Minutemen, but i couldn’t really tell you why… Thanks, i’ve never heard this before.

  5. Martin says:

    At first listen I didn’t think too much actually, but it grew on me. The guitar tone is great as well.

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