Revolution of the mind…
now. New dB’s album en route as well.
By Fred Mills
This is pretty special – the mighty dB’s, in full-on MC5
mode, with a new song, “Revolution of the Mind.” It’s synched with riveting Occupy Wall Street
images as well as sundry other timely and occasionally quirky clips (many are
from an earlier generation’s protests, and keep your eyes peeled for vintage
cartoon footage too).
The version of the video above was done by Jerry Stifelman
and Creato Destructro, while the one below is by director Mike Allen and editor
The song features – in addition to the dB’s: Chris Stamey,
Peter Holsapple, Will Rigby and Gene Holder – Ira Kaplan from Yo La Tengo and
Django Haskins of the Old Ceremony.
Incidentally, the band has a new album finally set to drop: Falling Off the Sky, produced by the dB’s
along with Scott Litt and Mitch Easter, is due in early 2012. If you go to the
official dB’s website you can nab a free MP3 of the song.