Chain and the Gang: Down With Liberty…Up With Chains!
Ian Svenonius has blessed the old D.C. punk scene with several incarnations, each a screwy satire of various styles. His most influential days likely behind him, but Svenonius’s current work, Down with Liberty…Up With Chains, is still worth paying attention to. It’s a stripped down sound and some old crusty lyricism that compounds a joke until you can’t tell if he’s making fun of you or himself. The first record from Chain and the Gang, the brand new brainchild of an ancient genius, is out today.