Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind

"He who controls the present, controls the past" - George Orwell. Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease. Iron Man Records would like to release all new records on Vinyl and you can help make something happen. You are invited to become a Patron. "When All Music is Digital, All Independence ceases." Iron Man Records is an independent record label, that began in 1996. To release Vinyl at an affordable price, and maintain it's independence, Iron Man Records needs your help. Iron…

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RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM 2018 Blues, Jazz & Reefer – Keeping The Music Alive

Mondays
 The John Sinclair Radio Show
 plus Fly By Night with Steve The Fly Tuesdays
 The Blues Show with Bruce Pingree 
plus Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge with Cary Wolfson Wednesdays 
Highway 61 Blues with Scott Barretta 
plus Blues & Roots with John Sinclair Thursdays Mood Indigo with Leslie Keros 
plus Beyond The Groove Yard with George Klein Fridays
 Sounds of Blue with Bob Putignano 
plus The Soul Lucille Show with Lucille DJ Saturdays
 Big City Blues Cruise with Martino D’Lorenzo 
plus Party Train with Linda Lexy Sundays 
Roots & Branches with Don Paul 
plus Jazz Lunatique with David Kunian Welcome to the July programming guide for RadioFreeAmsterdam.org, the internet…

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What was the last record you bought on Vinyl, and when was that?

Would you enjoy becoming an Iron Man Records Patron? Do you like listening to music on Vinyl? Would you feel happy supporting the cause and contributing to the next release on Vinyl? Do you want to Immanentize the Eschaton? Are you a risk taker? To be honest, I have NO idea what questions to ask or how much to ask for. What would you be able to give? It's probably none of my business. Iron Man Records needs more Patrons and you're exactly the sort of person. You're even reading this stuff. We all spend money on nonsense. This is not nonsense. I would like to invite you to become a…

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The Imagine Nation

“Under the present system of mass education by classes too much stress is laid on teaching and too little on active learning. The child is not encouraged to discover things on his own account. He learns to rely on outside help, not on his own powers, thus losing intellectual independence and all capacity to judge for himself. The over-taught child is the father of the newspaper - reading, advertisement - believing, propaganda - swallowing, demagogue - led man – the man who makes modern democracy the farce it is.” – Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies (1927) Culture Industry is a term coined by Theodor Adorno (1903–69) and Max Horkheimer (1895–1973), who argued…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth – Double CD – review by Steve Fly Amsterdam, 2017

The story of the Beatnik Youth album begins in London. John Sinclair was visiting to perform with guitarist Al Clayton and his band The Dirty Strangers, Gigs organised in part by Ian Grant, including a double bill with Zodiac / Youth. Martin ‘Youth’ Glover came into John’s orbit and found a kindred spirit in John, proposing they work on a jazz project together. 

Sure enough plans were laid out for John to travel to Kingston College Of Music in London, to a recording session set up by Youth. The list of musicians in the large room was staggering: George Butler, Hugo Wilkinson and Steven Pratt on drums, Al Clayton and Brian…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth (Double CD) 2017

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth" on Double CD Released 2017 by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk Catalogue Number: IMB6032 Release date: 2017 Label: Iron Man Records Distribution: Cargo Disc 1 Testify (9.10) Good Stuff (4.32) Everybody Needs Somebody (7.09) Change My Life (5.14) Ain't Nobody's Business (3.36) My Buddy (5.13) That Old Man (3.53) Disc 2 Brilliant Corners (11.29) Culture Cide (11.38) Red Dress (Ruby My Dear) (6.25) Sitarrtha (6.16) Do It (6.16) War On Drugs (6.18) Read the brilliant review of Beatnik Youth by Gus Ironside for Louder Than War here John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases "Beatnik Youth" on…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient – Press update

John Sinclair - Beatnik Youth Ambient Iron Man Records IMB6033 Distributed by Cargo All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk "Incendiary bebop beauty from the renegade poet John Sinclair with hand drawn cover artwork by YOUTH. If we ever needed a passionate beat soul speaking words of wisdom, it’s now, and John Sinclair - Revolutionary, Jazzman - lays it down. Bohemian ex-manager of the MC5, Sinclair was central to 1960’s counterculture. A year or two back he met producer YOUTH (Primal Scream, U2), and got dragged into the 21st Century. The result is a hypnotic celebration of personal freedom; laid-back thoughts spoken in John Sinclair’s gruff, grainy drawl, draped against blues, bebop and…

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Iron Man Records releases to be included in British Library Sound Archive

Something happens while you are orbiting the Nation's capital on the M25 for 25 hours in a van with a dangerous madman jumping around and shouting instructions from the back seat. James at British Library Sound Archive has been in touch, he wants to catalogue and archive all the releases on Iron Man Records. The music will become part of the nation's audio & cultural heritage and it will be available (on a restricted access server) to anyone holding a British Library readers pass (writers, researchers, fans etc.). You have to go in person either to London or to the other site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire. The Library do not allow…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth (Double CD) 8th September 2017

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth" on Double CD Released 8th September 2017 by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk Catalogue Number: IMB6032 Release date: 8th September 2017 Label: Iron Man Records Distribution: Cargo Disc 1 Testify (9.10) Good Stuff (4.32) Everybody Needs Somebody (7.09) Change My Life (5.14) Ain't Nobody's Business (3.36) My Buddy (5.13) That Old Man (3.53) Disc 2 Brilliant Corners (11.29) Culture Cide (11.38) Red Dress (Ruby My Dear) (6.25) Sitarrtha (6.16) Do It (6.16) War On Drugs (6.18) John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases "Beatnik Youth" on 8th September 2017 on Iron Man Records. The double CD contains…

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient (500 copies on Vinyl) 28th July 2017

John Sinclair - “Beatnik Youth Ambient" on Vinyl. by Iron Man Records. All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk Catalogue Number: IMB6033 Barcode: 5060132273319 Label: Iron Man Records Release Date: 28th July 2017 Distribution: Cargo Side A Do It (6:16) Recitation - John Sinclair, Music - Youth, Mix - Youth and Michael Rendall Brilliant Corners (11.29) Recitation - John Sinclair, Produced by Youth Side B War On Drugs (6:18) Recitation - Howard Marks, Music - Youth, Mix - Youth and Michael Rendall Sitarrrtha (9:19) Recitation - John Sinclair, Produced by Youth John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary will release "Beatnik Youth Ambient" on Iron Man Records. The…

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Iron Man Records would like you to become a Patron.

The general history of art and literature shows that the highest achievements of the human mind are, as a rule, not favourably received at first. Iron Man Records would like to invite you to consider becoming a Patron. Iron Man Records has dedicated over 20 years to supporting, promoting, and working with, some of the most interesting artists you may never have heard of, sometimes with a budget you can stick under a glass. February will see the release of Police Bastard - "Confined" on Vinyl. One of CVLT Nation’s Top Crust Albums: “Thought-provoking monologues and confrontational lyrics bring you on a cold, doom-laden journey of perpetual war, psychological mind control…

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The only way to support a revolution…..

Looking back on this year, Iron Man Records has had an interesting one. Three recurring themes emerged. “The only way to support a revolution is to make your own” — Abbie Hoffman, Woodstock Nation. “Reality is not enough; we need nonsense too. Drifting into a world of fantasy is not an escape from reality but a significant education about the nature of life.” Edmund Miller, Lewis Carroll Observed “It’s dangerous to understand new things too quickly” — Josiah Warren, True Civilization Make of that what you will. Some of the significant things that happened this year included: Seth Faergolzia of Dufus brought his new band Multibird to Europe on Tour. John Sinclair published a book…

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This Week: Total Assault On The Culture

Bandcamp Work has started on uploading the Iron Man Records Catalogue on Bandcamp. To start with all releases will be available for £5 or you can Stream the releases and listen for free. All Releases are available on most of the download and streaming platforms already but for those of you who want an alternative to Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Youtube, Facebook and all the other main providers, Bandcamp seems good. Back In Five Years: Some people wonder what on earth I do for a living. Well, I earn money working as a Tour Manager. I spend all the money I earn trying to keep Iron Man Records going. Here's…

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Robert Anton Wilson meets Steve “Fly Agaric” Pratt

WORDS: Robert Anton Wilson and Steve ‘Fly Agaric 23’ Pratt MUSIC: Steve Fly, Tim Egmond, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, Rick Rasa, Hagbard Celine, Garaj Mahal. ARTWORK: CHU PRODUCED BY: Mark Sampson and Steve Fly Pratt MASTERED BY: Simon Reeves at Framework Studios, Birmingham RELEASED on IRON MAN RECORDS June 23rd 2016. Special thanks to: Robert Anton Wilson, Christina Pearson, Rick Rasa, Chu, Mark Sampson, Kai Eckhardt, Matt Black, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, Paul Krassner, John Sinclair, Tim Egmond, Toby Philpott, Prop Anon, Nick Larson, Caleb Selah, Pete Maybe, Jenni Vyskocil, Faustin Bray, Bob Tesch, Lance Bauscher, Jack Sarfatti, Nigel Blunt, UB40, Robin Johnson, Tom Jackson, Raymond Wiley, Daisy Eris Campbell, Janne Svensson, Gregory…

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