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by Chris Devonshire Ellis
The much hyped new CD from LA band Guns 'N Roses is now out - and
available on download only at present. The only reason we're featuring
this news is because the soon-to-be-released CD cover is cool, and some
of our staff profess to dig their mega-hair air-guitar tune of the
past, the long winded angst ballad "November Rain". Other than that, if
crashing guitar chords, incessantly banging drums and the lead singers
nascient whine are your thing, then cool, but however the as yet
unrevealed secret behind the title is that we've found, upon playing it
backwards, the entire record does appear to be Axl Rose singing verses
from Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book". This is the transcript, handily
translated into English, although Axl Rose sings it in (not particuarly
good) Mandarin, together with literal translations of the original
English song titles into pinyin. Track by track:
Track One: Chinese transliteration of title: "Cast Away Illusions"
Translation into English of Axl Rose's singing (in Mandarin) when the track is played backwards:
"Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such
is history, such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
To interpret history from this viewpoint is historical materialism;
standing in opposition to this viewpoint is historical idealism."
Track Two: "On Practice"
Transliteration: "In class society everyone lives as a member of a
particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is
stamped with the brand of a class."
Track Three: "Contradiction"
Transliteration: "Changes in society are due chiefly to the
development of the internal contradictions in society, that is, the
contradiction between the productive forces and the relations of
production, the contradiction between classes and the contradiction
between the old and the new; it is the development of these
contradictions that pushes society forward and gives the impetus for
the supersession of the old society by the new".
Track Four: "Chinese Revolution"[Tienes que estar registrado y conectado para ver esa imagen]
Transliteration: "The ruthless economic exploitation and political
oppression of the peasants by the landlord class forced them into
numerous uprisings against its rule.... It was the class struggles of
the peasants, the peasant uprisings and peasant wars that constituted
the real motive force of historical development in Chinese feudal
Track Five: "Their Just Struggle"
Transliteration: "In the final analysis, national struggle is a
matter of class struggle. Among the whites in the United States it is
only the reactionary ruling circles who oppress the black people. They
can in no way represent the workers, farmers, revolutionary
intellectuals and other enlightened persons who comprise the
overwhelming majority of the white people."
Track Six: "The Situation and Our Policy"
Transliteration: "It is up to us to organize the people. As for the
reactionaries, it is up to us to organize the people to overthrow them.
Everything reactionary is the same; if you don't hit it, it won't fall.
This is also like sweeping the floor; as a rule, where the broom does
not reach, the dust will not vanish of itself."
Track Seven: "Carry the Revolution Through to the End"
Transliteration: "A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an
essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so
refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous,
restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of
violence by which one class overthrows another."
If you want to download the tracks, play them backwards and listen
to Axl Rose singing Chairman Mao's Little Red Book in Mandarin to
guitar solos and manic drumming, you can go here.