Cocksure – Be Rich – New album out 07.09.18
The Chicago based duo of Christopher J. Connelly and Jason C. Novak bridge the gap between Wax Trax! Records era industrial music and the future sounds of mass corruption. Connelly’s howling bark meets Novak’s bone crushing rhythmic bite as Cocksure for their third outing, and the end result is their best effort yet. ‘Be Rich’ is an amorous, amoral nod to their past involvement in bands such as Revolting Cocks and Acumen Nation, irreverently, vehemently crotch-punched into the cutting edge of the current underground industrial genre.
Cocksure will promote the release of ‘Be Rich’ with appearances at a series of Cold Waves festival events in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in September.
With Chicago as his backdrop, Chris Connelly has been a fixture in the city’s industrial music scene for over three decades, best known for his hand in such luminaries as Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface and Killing Joke, as well as his own solo career. In addition to his musical fluidity, his memoir ‘Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life As A Revolting Cock’ bared his musical legacy from his beginnings in mid-80’s Scottish post-punk/dance outfit Finitribe through to his involvement in the bands mentioned above and his solo releases. Electronic maven Jason C. Novak has led acts including Acumen Nation and DJ? Acucrack, and runs the Cracknation label. He also founded the annual Cold Waves Festival.
BE RICH TRACKLISTING
1 The Finisher
2 Teezer Hell
3 Yellow Dog
4 Baby You, Me And The Dark Web
5 Surgical Waste Repo Party
6 Lotto Lout
7 Sexy D.A.
ORIGINAL 2014 MANIFESTO
huge aircraft hangar sized mechanised rhythms and bone-crushing, limb-severing noises that stretch
from 2014 all the way back to 1985, long, endurance testing, panic-attack hit songs that you can drive
around at night to, sweating dry-ice and smoking your chemical-weapon blunts
shockingly infantile, irreverent and irrelevant, riot inciting, anger inducing, anti-social, unashamedly
un-p.c., paranoid, narcissistic bullshit, barked and howled by someone who you think would have
learned his fucking lesson by now
COCKSURE – the bastard that once was ‘REVCO’ deformed and dug up, re-animated and re-branded
by Chris Connelly and Jason Novak. ”Unfinished bizness” mutters Chris under his breath with a
chuckle, then politely folding his arms and crossing his legs he whispers softly: “We’ll show these
pussy-ass motherfuckers how it’s really done” adding with a serene smile “we’ll tell these ageing
dinosaur fuckwads where to stick their dicks”
car jacking, drug dealing, pyromania (adoration of), credit card fraud, brawling, shoplifting and petty
theft, chronic serial infidelity, slutism, weapon smuggling, online porn addiction, drinking binges,
coke binges, speed binges, binge binges, auto theft, porn skyping, messianic behaviour, trans gender
hookers (pathetic attempts to ‘engage’ with), hookers (pathetic attempts to ‘engage’ with), solvent
abuse, and botched plastic surgery (laughing at the expense of)
“these people are despicable, truly society’s day-old used q-tips, we thought we were DONE with this
childish self obsessed crap and we were safely tucked away in middle age doing respectable
soundtracks or appearing in the reality shows of the poorly-tattooed: but NO! these HALFWITS are
here to PICK us up by the scruffs of our necks and drop us like used condoms on the dance floor.
SHUT DOWN THE CLUBS!! RUN THAT D.J. OUT OF TOWN & HURRY BACK TO YOUR SAFE
POP/PUNK PANIC ROOM!
Christopher J. Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Sons of the Silent Age)
Jason C. Novak (Acumen Nation, DJ? Acucrack, Czar).