Protest 100: Exodus – ‘Fabulous Disaster’

Artist:          Exodus

Song:           Fabulous Disaster

Album:        Fabulous Disaster

Producer:     Marc Senesac, Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt

Label:          Combat/Relativity

Year:           1989

Notes:
What goes around come around, and 31 years after its release ‘Fabulous Disaster’ is once again current; in some ways more than ever! It’s almost quaint to hear H.W. referred to as a “raving madman” given where we are now. The solution, as always, VOTE!

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
This was also the true point-of-origin of the long-fabled Peter Principle.

Lyrics
When the missiles are falling and the reaper comes calling
You had better kiss your ass goodbye
Atomic detonation, mass immolation
Without a warning, all your memories will die
So try to relax, face up to the facts
You’ll either die or the fallout will rot you in your tracks
There’ll be no tomorrow, only pain and sorrow
‘Cause our future’s in the hands of a raving madman

They spend all their time building missiles so people die
What kind of life do you expect for us to live?
We’re angered by fear because the time is near
When some lunatic will finally pull the plug
And forever after, you can hear the laughter
World’s being plastered by an evil bastard
Exterminating faster, devastating plaster, fabulous disaster!
Now you can see, what this all means to me
When the bomb… comes falling down!

Now the reaper has called, but do you have the balls
To sit there or stand up and fight?
Try to make a note, it’s your right to vote
To keep these fucking assholes in line
It will always be the same ’cause they lie in their campaigns
Promise through their teeth for total world peace
So we know it’s not the truth, they should call Dr. Ruth
On how to give the people the real big screw

They spend all their time building missiles so people die
What kind of life do you expect for us to live?
We’re angered by fear because the time is near
When some lunatic will finally pull the plug
And forever after, you can hear the laughter
World’s being plastered by an evil bastard
Exterminating faster, devastating plaster, fabulous disaster!
Now you can see, what this all means to me
When the bomb… comes falling down!
Down, down, fall down!

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

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