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Red Eye Ready To Get Up And Fight

Red Eye is centred on the music and lyrics of Trevor Perfect and features guest vocalists. Trevor plays all the instruments, slowly building up tracks and adding each instrument, layer by layer, until the song is complete. Red Eye aim to address the lack of protest songs that exists today, compared with the rich tapestry of protest songs and singers of the past. inspired by Heaven 17’s ‘(We Don’t Need No) Fascist Groove Thing’, the challenge was on to make a far more up beat track compared with the previous Red Eye songs/melancholic ballads. The result was ‘Get Up And Fight’.

“Having written the song, finding vocalists who could perform the chants and inject some real passion and enthusiasm into the song, was never going to be easy. Then I saw the Happy Freuds playing a gig in Spain and was totally impressed. A young guys multinational rock band from Javea, Spain, they produce analogue and authentic style rock. These are "one take" recordings, whether live in the studio or from gigs. Music is intentionally produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes.

The final words are from the poem, The Masque of Anarchy, which is a political poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelly in 1819 following the Peterloo massacre of that year. It is perhaps the first call for freedom and perhaps the first modern statement/poem of the principle of nonviolent resistance: “Rise like lions after slumber, in unvanquishable number. Shake your chains to earth like dew, which in sleep had fallen on you: ye are many – they are few”.




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