“I Got Up (Just Like John Sinclair Told Us To)” is a raw accounting of our real lived experiences and also a clarion call in every ear this song seeps into. You can actually hear the thunder of our elephants marching into battle on this track.
If we tell you to quit your job, sell your shit and disappear it’s because we did this and it set us free. If we tell you to climb over a mountain and wander into the wilderness it’s because we did this and it set us free. If we tell you to go to the desert and blindfold yourself and take two rocket boosters of LSD it’s because we did this and it set us free. You can make your life a struggle for liberation, and the only true liberation is liberation of consciousness. You must become wider than the frame. Only then is it possible to change our world, our culture, our society.
Recommended reading: “Guitar Army” by John Sinclair.