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"Channel 4 Text Pages"

Politicians (theyre Scum!)
The Glaswegian singer Joe F sounds like David Devant & His Spirit Wife, which is always a good thing, with added Mark E Smith styling aaahs.

The lyrics are a, er, politicised Devant too, mixed with a Carter USM level of blunt simplicity. All very cult, then, a rousing singalong for bored Chumbawumba fans.

JOHN EARLS (ch4 TV text)
- John Earls

"The List"

Lifeform 281 - think the Stooges with Alex Harvey on vocals. highly entertaining, the singer even getting his shirt off. Leading us to the finale. - ?


"281 The Ultimate Experience" 50 min of rock magic available at

joe-fs Song "Tell Me Now" has been signed to ABC Family Network (Disney) for new teen reality prog "Knock First" on Screens now!



One does not come across an enigma of an artist that often, as in the case of joe-f. This Scottish good natured firebrand was the seminal creative motor powering his former band incarnation of Lifeform 281.

Now joe-f has shed his previous muse & expanded into an ever deepening arc of musical expression This is not to discount such post punk modern aesthetics as "Shoot Through The Stars" with it's wall of guitar buzz-drone. This nod to the ever present past & its accompanying wail had left joe-f's heart in outer space & outer mind.

Nor can the raucous & penetratingly insightful wail of "Politicians (they're scum!)" fade off into the blustering anthem of airwaves; With it's all too close to home tirade satire of media manipulation ; It's intended victim that of the lemming mentality that perpetuates the fraud & corruption of the unsavory arena of politics. One must see the humor as not to cry. After all, the truth does sting at times.

joe-f exudes a world weariness that would confound others & turns it into a catharsis of sound & vision. The art world & music arena need more bold souls like joe-f who are willing to pierce the veil of the politically correct in the world of music & the world of life. This type of courage to experiment & confound whilst reinventing oneself shows the tenacity of a visionary person of iconoclastic dynamics. Which is what joe-f is to those that can see below the surface appearance & into the deeper motivations of the soul.