CRANK UP THE VOLUME AND ROCK OUT!
This latest US/Israeli attack on Palestinians is nothing new!
In fact, The Occupation and Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by the USA/Israel Colonial Terrorist Partnership has been going on for a very very long time. And I, as a songwriter, singer, musician, and producer have been there over the last 30 years with songs that express the frustrations and anger of the times.
Starting with my 1990s punk rock band Twisted Nixon, I wrote the angry, wild, pissed-off STONE THROWING RIOT sitting in my office while watching The Intifada on TV.
I remembered the great song White Riot by The Clash and how they wanted a “riot of their own” during the Troubles in the 1970s UK and thought, now, the Palestinians are having a riot of their own and so they need a song. And boom, STONE THROWING RIOT was born.
At shows, it became a wild crazy mosh pit fan favorite. I am NOT sure how many in those mosh pits knew how angry I was singing that song. But if you listen carefully, you can feel my anger. It’s not an act. I am an ethnically cleansed Palestinian. It’s fuckin’ personal!
Settlements, on the West Bank
Armaments, in the Gaza
Terrorists, on the border
What’s this? A new world order
Security by your guns
Oppression by your religion
Employment for you if you beg
And there’s kids with rocks and they’re dropping dead
It’s a Stone Throwing – Riot
Stone Throwing – Riot
Stone Throwing Riot
Stone Throwing Riot
Peace Process, what a fable
Netanyahu, at the table
Laughing at, the Secretary Mame
With US Cash, in his hand
Smart money brothers look what you did
Advancing Zionism in the Name of David
While the United Nations falls on its face
And the US Congress, what a disgrace
A little girl sleeps in tonight
While her brother packs his stones for the fight
And he takes aim at the soldier’s machine guns
And takes a bullet in the back for freedom on the run
Cause they have none
Knocking down homes, in Ramallah
Killing olive trees, where is Allah?
Got your F-15s, with cellular phones
Better duck kids, throwing stones
Born American Beebee boy
You have all the guns and American toys
But you’re not from there but you moved right in
Let the Intifada begin again
They’re desperate, Riot
Oppression Taxation, Riot
No Representation, Riot
I am talking big money man
No Peace for Land!
Johnny Punish: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Brian Jay Cline: Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jake Skoor: Bass, Backup Vocals
Richard Abboud: Drums, Backup Vocals
SONG PRODUCED by Paul Hampton of The Skeletones
Then I wrote Gaza City, We’re All Human Beings, The Occupation, We Exist and the rest is rock history;
Gaza City (2008)
The Occupation (2009)
We’re All Human Beings (2010)
Dedicated to the brave who endured the Israeli attack on the Turkish ship “Mavi Marmara”. Mavi Marmara was a medical aid ship that, while in international waters, was pirated by IDF soldiers who murdered 9 and injured hundreds in what was a STATE state-sponsored illegal ACT OF PIRACY. Punish documents this crime against humanity in WE’RE ALL HUMAN BEINGS! And alternative rock classic. Lyrics – Music Video
We Exist (2014)
GAZA MASSACRE 2014 inspired this dark rock tune about a murdered father speaking to his daughter about her future. Dark yes! But also hoping for a better day in a future where we coexist as brothers, We Exist will make you think. It will make you hurt, get angry and move you to be fired up about changing this world for all of us because we belong no matter what they say! Lyrics – Music Video
What will this latest “MOWING OF THE LAWN” by the US/Israel Terrorist State inspire for me? Let’s hope to End Occupation and Ethnic Cleansing now so that I do NOT have to write another song about his horrific tale ever again!
This graphic below is my hope! Join me!