Few factors are able to interrupt the prolonged lack of posting on account of a forthcoming move to the other side of the country. The reunion of Omaha’s Lullaby for the Working Class, a beloved though sorely under-appreciated band, is one such factor. That they are doing so to aid the fight against Fremont Nebraska’s recent anti-immigration measure is all the more poignant.
With all the inflammatory rhetoric around immigration mounting to a fever pitch since 2006, friends and allies who see beyond the technology of the law and struggle to disarm it are always needed and most definitely welcome. LFTWC will be joining Desaparecidos, Cursive, Bright Eyes and others for a July 31 show in Omaha, Nebraska, billed as a Concert for Equality. More information regarding the show here, here, here, and here.
Today’s Cut of the Day comes from the band’s second record, “I Never Even Asked for Light”. For that matter, all of Lullaby’s records are frankly among the best made in the late 90s, with an impeccable mix of intellect, heart, poetry, arrangement, and instrumentation that calls out and opens a future while raising a banner of a rural past.
Thirteen years after first listening to “The Prophet”, the song is still ahead of its time. While a prophet is never welcome in her own land, the prophet knows what it is to be a stranger and is well-suited to call for the welcome of her and other strangers into the world of recognition.
While the audio is not exactly the best (you’ll have to turn it up some), an audio post will likely follow in the next day or two. It’s well worth the listen.