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V​.​A​.​- Election EP (2014)

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We at Powertool Records – and our indefatigable artists – are not a team that sits still for long, especially when something big is looming. So we’re sticking it to the ballot box with the release of ‘The Election EP’: 8 artists with few stylistic similarities, but each with a passionate request that we vote – or at least think about what this election means to you.

The ‘Election EP’ contributors are: Gold Medal Famous – our original political band who came to infamy with their 2011 song ‘John Key is a Dick’, now reworked for 2014; ex-pat star Jordan Reyne; Wellington troubadour Mark Airlie; George Henderson and Matthew Bannister (something of a superduo); our own #1 Dylan Fan Chris ‘Rivers’ Baigent; performer extraordinaire Scarlett Lashes; and the mysterious Glum.


released August 19, 2014

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Track Name: Gold Medal Famous - John Key is a Dick (bbq reggae version)
'John Key is a dick'


Verse 1:
20% of children live in poverty
The country stands to lose $39 million on the rugby
His Cabinet Ministers don't know how to behave
And all John Key does is smile and wave

John Key is a dick
Being popular makes him tick
John Key thinks he's cool
But you can't trust a currency trader fool

Verse 2:
The highest inflation since 1990
Worse performing universities
Flawed standards being introduced into schools
John Key jokes on Letterman and thinks he's cool

Verse 3:
Using failed policies of the 1990s
And debunked economic theories of the 1970s
The public service is being gutted
And about the All Blacks John Key can't shut up

Verse 4:
Claiming New Zealand is 100% pure
when studies show our water is not
Appearing illogical
And not answering questions properly
On Hard Talk on the BBC
When will New Zealand journalists interview
the PM properly?

Verse 5:
Building roads of "national significance" through someone's house
Invoking dictatorial powers about earthquakes and rugby
And ramming them through the house
John Key likes using urgency
He shows contempt for democracy
Track Name: Glum - Poorer
Glum ‘Stand Up And Vote’
Glum says
Stand up and vote!
Show your dissatisfaction at the increasing divide between the have and have nots
Now is the time for action , not apathy,
The rich are getting richer
And the people are getting weak
We’re getting poorer,
We’re getting poorer
We’re getting poorer, poorer …. Oh yeah.
Track Name: Gold Medal Famous - John Key is Still a Dick (electropop version)
John Key is still a dick
A celebrity naff man
who's a little bit thick

Verse 1
Our rivers are getting more shitty
We've got more dairy cows
Than can fit in a city
36 million on the America's Cup
A waste of money on a classic kiwi choke up

Verse 2
John Key can't remember where
he stood on the Springbok Tour
If he was photographed with sushi
could he have less allure
If his mind is that bad how can
he do his job
Go back to your McMansion
and keep being a nouveau riche slob

Orivida and Judith Collins
Maurice Williamson
National and it's rich mates
Ex-tobacco company lobbyists standing
in electorates, shutting down the postal services
Novopay, What a crap government
Vote them out!