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Now I know how to Criticize Lin Piao and Discredit Him Completely, next time won't you join with me? Lots of other great covers on this site, but this one takes the (happy kids marching with rifles) cake. (via)
posted by ericbop (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love Criticize Lin Piao and Discredit Him Completely!

Been stuck in my head all day....
posted by chimaera at 7:28 AM on September 11, 2008


Meh, I think "Little Red Guards Attend a Repudiation Meeting" is the overlooked B-side classic.
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:29 AM on September 11, 2008


lpcoverlover is a great site. It's been in my newsreader for a while now and I've taken great pleasure in annoying my friends with random images from it.

But please this has nothing to do with the election please cut it out with the sniping please a nice post isn't improved by snarky namedropping please stop please stop please...
posted by ardgedee at 7:39 AM on September 11, 2008


This reminds me of the time I criticized Lin Piao, but only discredited him partially. Most embarrassing day of my life.
posted by No-sword at 7:41 AM on September 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's good, too. But pretty much everyone agrees it's not as good as their first album.

That one had tracks like Chase the Intellectual Counter-Revolutionary into The River, and Repudiate the Claims of the Imperialist Capitalist Hey Nonny Na.
posted by chimaera at 7:41 AM on September 11, 2008


God, two-part epics like this rock my world: That "Criticize Lin Piao" instrumental prelude, with its rapid triplet arpeggios on the Hammond organ with a killer bass part doubled by a lusheng, and horsehide drums, and that screaming Yngwie-style lead guitar joining at the end? Fucking SHREDS. But it is as nothing compared to the hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck-standing-up moment when "Discredit Him Completely" kicks in. It just throws you out the window and sends you the bill afterward. My kinda cultural revolution! BEIJING ROCK CITY.
posted by Kinbote at 7:44 AM on September 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


The more literal translation of the song name is "Criticize Lin Biao Till He Smells for 10,000 Years".
posted by destrius at 7:46 AM on September 11, 2008


You look like Lin Biao, and you smell like him, too!
posted by ericbop at 7:59 AM on September 11, 2008


Pitchforks pronounced it faux-volutionary and hostile to the agrarian uprising. Rating: 4
posted by kid ichorous at 8:27 AM on September 11, 2008


Fun site! Clicked on the Hairdoos and dont's. Read a comment at the bottom of the page saying "These girls have PHD’s - Pentecostal HairDo’s!" . Immediately thought of Palin, who is Pentecostal and wondered about that teased hairstyle of hers. Scrolled up. ROFL! omg
posted by nickyskye at 8:28 AM on September 11, 2008


Palin!! We've got Palin.
posted by longsleeves at 8:37 AM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Faux Maoist-hipsterism aside, here's some info on the man himself. The song was probably part of the Criticize Lin Biao, Criticize Confucius campaign.
posted by zamboni at 9:04 AM on September 11, 2008


I prefer "Little Red Guards Attend a Repudiation Meeting" because it's got a dance beat.
posted by tula at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2008


"Little Red Guards Attend a Repudiation Meeting"

Deeply creepy and, at the same time, quite inspired.

Thanks, ericbop.
posted by jason's_planet at 10:03 AM on September 11, 2008


Am I the only one who wishes that they had actually posted the music, as well?
posted by Squid Voltaire at 1:14 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


SV: They don't include any of these particular tracks, but Songs of China's Cultural Revolution (particularly "I am a Little Member of the Commune" and "Little Ping Pong Ball"), and Rethinking Cultural Revolution Culture: an Audio-Visual Accompaniment to the Exhibit should give you an idea of what they'd be like.
posted by zamboni at 1:43 PM on September 11, 2008


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