Deaf Club (The Locust, ACxDC Members) Cover Killing Joke Classic for Important Cause

Photo: Becky DiGiglio

Originally appearing on Killing Joke's highly influential eponymous 1980 debut album, "The Wait" just got the cover treatment by California outfit, Deaf Club. 

Featuring musicians who have played in such bands as The Locust, ACxDC, and Weak Flesh), Deaf Club are obviously huge fans of the track, but there's something bigger at play here.

Available digitally through their Bandcamp page on a pay-what-you-want basis, all of the proceeds from sales of "The Wait" cover from now until Jan. 4th, 2020 will be donated to help elect Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff at Georgia’s two runoff elections on January 5. Their win would help Democrats take back the US Senate.

Check out this cool music video Deaf Club made with Displaced/Replaced for "The Wait," and then read what vocalist Justin Pearson had to say about the project below:

"I don’t want to get too political here, and by all means I’m aware that we are all suffering from political fatigue," says Justin, "but I think it’s safe to say that Donald Trump is a complete butt fucker who acts like a spoiled child, and one who was raised with zero empathy."

"With that being said, I’m not here to point a finger at the dude’s supporters, as they are mostly mislead, or racist, or xenophobic, or so-called religious folk, mainly who seem to care more about capitalist endeavors than the survival of this planet.

"I certainly won’t place blame on others, but I am here to say something, along with my comrades, in which I hope will resonate and aid in some sort of change."

"We’ve decided to cover 'The Wait' by Killing Joke, who is a band that I have grown up listening to, and have taken musical as well as political cues from since I was 10 years old. 100% of the digital single’s proceeds from sales of this single on Bandcamp from now till Jan. 4th will be donated to Fair Fight in hopes to level the jacked up playing field that Republican politicians seem to dominate.

"But let me be clear here, I am not a Democrat. They are too soft and I’m not into bureaucracy." 

Justin isn't done yet. "But this is a nod to those who are fighting for change within the system, and within that system, you have the head of the snake, Donald Trump, saying this sort of jargon, 'If you don't vote, the socialists and the communists win.' And more specifically, this crap, 'Let me tell you this election was rigged and we can't let it happen to two of the greatest most respected people in Washington,' which Trump said about Loeffler and Perdue, two of the politicians in the runoff election in Georgia, who we hope will lose on Jan. 5th.

"Of course, this quote from the head of the snake was delivered amid chants of 'Stop the steal' by the crowd at one of Trump’s super-spreader events. Trump then went on to say that the Democrats "cheated and they rigged our presidential election. But we will still win it.” 

Head to the Deaf Club Bandcamp page to download and donate to the cause.

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