Outmonster the Monster (2016)

by The Angry Cats

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1.
PUT YOUR HAND IN MINE Put your hand in mine If you lust for me But I draw the line I am not the one and only Who wants you day and night And forever. And forever, I'll Appear with the sunset light In the morning, I will flee Put your hand in mine If you lust for me Put your hand in mine I don't promise it's "pour la vie" A seductive melody The traveller's song Will clear your bed and your body Before the rise of the thunderstorm A bad novel can't make us happy We don't want it on our shelves Good times suit a short story Keep those secrets to ourselves Put your hand in mine If you lust for me Put your hand in mine I don't promise it's "pour la vie"
2.
A PIECE OF STEAK Tom King eats his last piece of bread Constant hunger fills his head Starvation has become a daily obsession Visible on his exhausted expression Tom has the rough face of a criminal And he is known as a fighting animal A double broken nose and a cauliflower ear Aggressive and heavy jaws, all is here Goddamn, can I get a piece of steak ? I just need a piece of steak Lizzie, his wife, is his only love With their two kids and their dog He's an old boxer now but he has to fight With a very young boxer tonight Inside the ring, he wounds and he swipes Tom hurts and destroys, never hates Outside, he's cool, in a good mood Tom is just here to earn some food Goddamn, can I get a piece of steak ? I just need a piece of steak When Tom was young, rich and glorious He showed himself dangerously generous Now he's hungry, weak and poor So-called friends have closed their doors Tom jabs up and hits like a blitz Left hook to the eyes, right hook to the ribs But Tom knows that his biggest mistake Is that he did not eat a piece of steak Goddamn, can I get a piece of steak ? I just need a piece of steak
3.
OUTMONSTER THE MONSTER Everything I can think of Which led to an upheaval Was fulfilled out of love Beyond virtue and evil I slowly understand that Time is always my ally When I'm lonely, I'm an acrobat Beyond my truth and their lie Is it better to outmonster the monster Or be quietly devastated by the monster? In casting out my demon I exorcize my best Because there is more wisdom When I walk along a crest My deepest philosophy Is the chaos within myself My dancing star is ready And she will appear as an elf Is it better to outmonster the monster Or be quietly devastated by the monster?
4.
A DAY OF FEAR AND FROWN Darren’s a wise man of habit, Takes the same route every day He stays within the limits Strictly marking the shape of the array Defines himself as a normal man Living a normal life in a normal town And that's where everything began On this day of fear and frown On this day of fear and frown Hands up, don't shoot But Darren still took Michael down Black boy, strange fruit On this day of fear and frown On this day of fear and frown Darren knows that strange behaviour Should be quickly on the mend Doesn’t dare to change the colour Of his clothes, of his friends The disorder he will meet Has the face of Michael Brown Who walks in the middle of the street On this day of fear and frown On this day of fear and frown Darren says he shot without passion When Michael raised his hands in the air Pleasure is the obvious emotion When he tells friends of this affair When boredom becomes a lifestyle For a racist cop in a small town A murder turns a yawn into a smile On this day of fear and frown On this day of fear and frown Hands up, don't shoot But Darren still took Michael down Black boy, strange fruit On this day of fear and frown On this day of fear and frown
5.
06:23
INFORMATION I was not there But I speak And I know I saw it on the screen I saw it on TV I heard the radio I read it in the paper So I speak So I know And you, yes you You told me You were not there But you speak And you know You saw it on the screen You saw it on TV You heard the radio You read it in the paper So you speak So you know And he He told you He was not there But he speaks And he knows He saw it on the screen He saw it on TV He heard the radio He read it in the paper So he speaks So he knows And they They told him They were not there But they speak Because they know They were not there But they speak Because they know And they speak They speak on the screens They speak on TV They speak on radio They speak in the papers Because they know Because they know They tell me They tell you They tell us all the time Everything we should believe And not what we should know Especially for us They tell tales Beautiful stories And they call them Information
6.
THE INVISIBLE HAND You've been here before And it's later than you think Creeping on the floor Begging for one more drink Different place, same protocol For a loaded golden boy Double bottle triple trouble The old game you enjoy Where do you speak from? Do you deserve all that you have? Another rich bum Spoiled by the invisible hand Lower class brats Meet upper class rascals Stray dogs and cats Always entertain mobsters Two sides of a barricade Communing through alcohol Your freedom is just illusion Blooming from intoxication Where do you speak from? Do you deserve all that you have? Another rich bum Spoiled by the invisible hand
7.
I JUST CAN’T KEEP OUT OF POLITICS Though many in the modern age Just bury their head in the sand Building the bars of their own cage Tying one hand to the other hand All issues are political But politics is a mass of lies Schizophrenic and hateful They say you’ll live after you die War against a foreign country Happens when the moneyed classes Think they’ll turn butchery Into capital in masses All the war-propaganda All the screaming, all the lies Call out a simple enigma: Why the speaker never dies? I just can't keep out of politics The concept of objective truth Is fading out of history It is stuck into a booth Tightly tied to conspiracy Never ending whispers, Fake speech with a sweet voice Government has convinced them That they really had a choice” I just can't keep out of politics
8.
MASTER OF THE WORLD You need another injection of fuel But energy is not your biggest problem White line fever has become so cruel That any move feels like an abstraction You saw yourself as a skilful winner Justly rewarded for his masterwork Time is money, money is a booster But now you just feel like a jerk You were the master, the master, The master of the world You're now the loser, the loser, The loser in the her When snow is burning, it's consuming you Time flows away in a slow escape The illusion of power comes out of the blue Filling the void of your inner space Holding on tight, grasping at straws Rooting yourself in your best dimension Violent backlash, obscure recall Brings memory to transient vision You were the master, the master, The master of the world You're now the loser, the loser, The loser in the her
9.
03:18
I NEED YOU, AND NOTHING ELSE WILL DO I cannot say I know you But this is true, for sure I could share a thousand sins In the fever of your skin You know my heart is burning And for you it is yearning Each time I dive into Your great green eyes I need you, and nothing else will do I need you, and nothing else will do It was a night of all dangers A crowded place, filled with strangers I looked at you, I saw the light I knew it was love at first sight Crossing the desert took some time You know some dunes are hard to climb You looked at me, you held me tight You already felt it was right I need you, and nothing else will do I need you, and nothing else will do
10.
EVERYONE I KNOW Everything I see Everyone I know Is sustaining the Tree For the Qi to flow Every sound I hear Every-thing I smell Pulling me apart Both there and here Everything I see Everyone I know Hard to hold on When you go go go Life on ecstasy Love on video Really nothing for me You already know At any degree Life becomes a show They're earning the key Opening death row Everything I see Everyone I know Hard to hold on When you go go go See me, feel me Tell me yes or no Touch me, heal me Just say hello Every book I read Every way I go Is now telling me How I should flow Everything I see Everyone I know Hard to hold on When you go go go
11.
THE SOUND OF SILENCE Before I start to lose my patience When side by side with so much arrogance She's not here, but I feel her presence In this state, can I find my balance? I already tried looking beyond appearance But you rarely learn from experience Even if I understand it As a lack of self-confidence I also know that it is A vital part of violence I would like to put some distance Sometimes I prefer The sound of silence

about

THE ANGRY CATS
OUTMONSTER THE MONSTER

Lorsque Fred, Tom et Chris forment The Angry Cats en 2010,
ils ont déjà plusieurs vies de musiciens à leur actif, des
centaines de concerts, des dizaines d’heures de studio, des
expériences tous azimut et une solide culture musicale.
Influencé à la fois par le Rock’n’Roll, le Punk-Rock,
le Texas-blues, la Musique Industrielle ou encore le Stoner,
le son du trio est très personnel, à la fois classique et dopé
par une énergie multiforme et révoltée, celle du Rock depuis
ses origines.
The Angry Cats ont joué dans les réseaux alternatifs
de France, de Suisse ou d’Allemagne, et aussi sur des scènes
prestigieuses, comme au Jazz Festival de Montreux ou encore
à l’Olympia à Paris.

OUTMONSTER THE MONSTER – leur premier album après
deux EP - a été composé en Suède.
A travers les 11 titres, The Angry Cats explorent plusieurs
facettes du rock, s’appropriant les sons de New-York ou de
Londres en passant par Berlin et Manchester. L’album est
enregistré et mixé à Paris par François-Maxime Boutault
(Black Bomb A, Loudblast, Bérurier Noir) au légendaire
studio Garage. Comme il l’a déjà fait pour les deux premiers
EP du groupe, c’est Drew Cappotto qui masterise au Vérité
Sound Studio à New York les titres du trio.
Le photographe Jean Fabien et le réalisateur Bertrand
Vacarisas accompagnent le groupe dans sa démarche
créative, qui va au-delà de la musique.

Les textes expriment souvent l’essence libertaire du
groupe.
A Day of Fear and Frown raconte le meurtre de
Michael Brown à Ferguson, I Just Can’t Keep Out of
Politics fait le constat de l’impossible neutralité,
pendant qu’Outmonster the Monster questionne les
limites de la radicalité et qu’Information illustre le
tourbillon médiatique. Le tout sous l’influence de
The Invisible Hand, sensée harmonieusement réguler
l’ordre du monde, et à laquelle se soumet le naïf qui
se rêve en Master of the World.
L’amour tient aussi un rôle important, avec
Put Your Hand in Mine et sa non-demande en mariage,
The Sound of Silence qui parle du besoin de distance
et I Need You de celui de la présence de l’être aimé.
Des portraits aussi, comme dans A Piece of Steak,
inspiré de la nouvelle du même nom écrite par
Jack London, dans laquelle Tom King, un vieux boxeur,
est contraint de remonter sur le ring pour échapper
à la faim.
Dans ce chaos, Everyone I Know questionne :
que sont mes amis devenus ?
L’album Outmonster The Monster appartient à son
temps et à ses colères noires.

THE ANGRY CATS, c’est :
Fred ALPI : chant, guitare.
Né en Suède, Fred vit à Amiens, Bruxelles,
Berlin puis Paris.
Son parcours va du Punk-Rock à la Musique
Industrielle en passant par la Chanson, le Blues
et le Rockabilly.
Une voix de crooner et des guitares qui alternent
mélodies et stridences bruitistes.

Chris Gianorsi : batterie.
Niçois d’origine, Chris se prend d’amour pour
les tambours dès son plus jeune âge, et a joué
dans des combos influencés par le rock et le
hard rock des 60’s et des 70’s.
Son style éruptif rappelle celui des batteurs de
power trios légendaires.

Tom Decaestecker : basse.
Tom voit le jour au cœur des brumes flamandes,
et avant de jouer de la basse dans un groupe punk
à la suite d’un voyage initiatique en Amérique du
Sud, il est guitariste et chanteur de blues.
Un son de basse nerveux, un jeu tendu et une
forte présence scénique.

credits

released October 15, 2016

Lyrics : Fred Alpi
Music : Fred Alpi, Chris Gianorsi, Tom Decaestecker
Produced, recorded and mixed by François-Maxime Boutault (Paris)
Mastered by Drew Cappotto (New-York)
Photography and Art Direction by Jean Fabien
Graphic Design by Agence Miracle

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The Angry Cats Paris, France

Nous sommes The Angry Cats, un Power Trio réuni autour d'une histoire que nous écrivons en temps réel, concert après concert, chanson après chanson.
Notre son est celui des villes en colère.

We are The Angry Cats, a Powerl Trio gathered around a story written in real time, gig after gig, song after song.
Our sound is the sound of angry cities.
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