the takers

the takers

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The Takers harken back to the day when punk bands didn't sound like eachother but tried to do there own orginal thing. Our souls are full of shit and it's time to purge.

Biography

Originally formed back in 1999, The Takers gained early recognition for our onstage antics (including taking the stage in black masks and vanquishing opening acts) and our heavy, fast, and original style of punk rock. After one recording and a couple years of giging internal problems with the drummer and family issues forced the band to break up.
But the world would not allow us to stay defunct for long! Drummer Mike, who was in another band that the takers played with, approached us and said that if all we needed was a drummer that he would play and we should reform the band. Triumphantly we have returned. After our first revial show at the Brighton Bar, Jacko the promoter confided in us that the whole world wanted the takers back; Be carefull what you wish for!

Lyrics

SMASH THE CAMERAS

Written By: PHILTH

YOU SAY THAT WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
WELL CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE AIN'T LIBERTY
YOU TALK ABOUT RIGHTS AND SAY NOTHINGS CHANGED
YOU TALK ABOUT FREEDOM BUT ALL I SEE IS CHAINS

'CAUSE YOUR IDEA OF FREEDOM IS FREE TO WATCH TV
WHILE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE HAS BECOME REALITY
LOOK AT ALL THE CAMERAS, BIOMETRICS TOO
NEVER STOPPED A TERRORIST
DESIGNED FOR STOPPING YOU (X2)

SMASH THE CAMERAS
SMASH THE SCANNERS
NO NATIONAL I.D.
IN THE LAND OF THE FREE

SUZY Q WANTS YOU TO DESTROY YOUR TELEVISION

Written By: PHILTH

TELEVISION INSIDE YOUR MIND
WHAT YOU THINK TV DECIDES
KALEIDOSCOPE IN YOUR HEAD
SMELL THAT VISION, EAT YOUR FOOD

IN YOUR EYES IN YOUR MIND (X3)
APATHY BY DESIGN
DON'T INTERUPT MY TV TIME
GO TO BED

I'M GOING TO SMASH MY TELEVISION
WELL OK I'M ONLY KIDDING
SUBVERTED BY THAT GLOWING TUBE
NOW IT'S AFTER SUZY Q

IN HER EYES IN HER MIND (X3)
APATHY BY DESIGN
SUZY Q WANTS YOU TO DESTROY YOUR TELEVISION
RIGHT FUCKING NOW

Discography

The Takers (2001) - Original L.P.

Godless America (2005) - E.P. we recorded to coincide with our initial reimergence.

GorillaFace (2006) - 9 tracks recorded live @ The Jam Room in Howell, NJ 11/22/06

Set List

1. Hellfire & Rock N' Roll
2. Suzy Q Wants U 2 Destroy Your Television
3. Remember Me
4. Guilty Shoe
5. Scarerrorism
6. 12 Dead
7. Teenage Psychopath
8. Subliminati
9. No Vacancy
10. Johnny Peckerseed
11. Smash the Cameras
12. Not My Problem
13. Alone Again
14. Satan
15. Pour And Swerve

Our typical sets lasts between 30 - 45 minutes.
Sometimes we include a cover, usually Bullet by the Misfits or Erection by Turbonegro