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Supporting Caste is the fifth full-length album by the punk rock band Propagandhi. It was released on March 10, 2009 through G7 Welcoming Committee Records and Smallman Records in Canada and North America,[1][2][3] Hassle Records in the UK and Europe,[4] and Grand Hotel van Cleef in Germany.[5] It is the first Propagandhi release with second guitarist David "The Beaver" Guillas and the first not released on former longtime label Fat Wreck Chords. It is the third Propagandhi release on their own label and the first on Smallman Records. The album was recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado.[6]

Supporting Caste
Propagandhi - Supporting Caste cover.jpg
Studio album by Propagandhi
Released March 10, 2009
Recorded October–November 2008 at The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado
Genre Thrash metal, Crossover thrash, Melodic Hardcore, Hardcore punk
Length 52:20
Label G7 Welcoming Committee, Smallman, Hassle
Producer Bill Stevenson
Propagandhi chronology
Potemkin City Limits
(2005)Potemkin City Limits2005
Supporting Caste
(2009)
Failed States
(2012)Failed States2012

In part to stop or impede the leaking of the album, the band set up a page with an option to receive two high-quality songs from the album before release, by donating as little as $1 to one of three activist organizations supported by the band. This page also links to various pre-orders of the album.[7] The band uploaded the entire album onto their MySpace page on March 3, 2009 for fans to hear ahead of its release.[8] The album was critically acclaimed and was voted by punknews.org users as the best album of 2009.[9]

The artwork is by Canadian artist Kent Monkman, entitled The Triumph of Mischief.

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Absolute Punk(8.9/10) [2]
Allmusic      [10]
Big Wheel(very favourable) [11]
Punknews.org     [12]
Sputnikmusic      [13]

Track listingEdit

All music composed by Propagandhi.

No.TitleLength
1."Night Letters"3:53
2."Supporting Caste"4:58
3."Tertium Non Datur"3:17
4."Dear Coach's Corner"4:52
5."This Is Your Life"1:04
6."Human(e) Meat (The Flensing of Sandor Katz)"2:48
7."Potemkin City Limits"3:49
8."The Funeral Procession"4:15
9."Without Love"3:50
10."Incalculable Effects"2:09
11."The Banger's Embrace"2:13
12."Last Will & Testament"15:16
Total length:52:20
  • The song title "Tertium Non Datur" is in Latin, meaning: "There is no third [possibility]", i.e. the Law of excluded middle; though Fallacy of the excluded middle better reflects the lyrics.
  • On the CD, the final song ("Last Will & Testament") is followed by several minutes of silence, an excerpt from "Black House" (at 11:06), and a cover of Black Widow's "Come to the Sabbat" (at 11:22). On the double LP, the two songs are separate tracks, sequenced normally.

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Album

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Top Heatseekers 7
Top Independent Albums 24
Top Internet Albums 162
US Billboard 200[15] 162

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SUPPORTING CASTE - MARCH 10TH, 2009!!!!". Propagandhi.com. January 13, 2009. Archived from the original on January 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "G7 Welcoming Committee news". G7 Welcoming Committee. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Propagandhi annouces release of 'Supporting Caste'". Smallman Records. January 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hassle Records — Propagandhi Supporting Caste CD". Bigcartel. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Housewives interview Propagandhi!". Battle of the Midwestern Houswives. March 3, 2009. 
  7. ^ https://propagandhi.com/music/supporting-caste
  8. ^ https://www.myspace.com/propagandhi
  9. ^ http://www.punknews.org/article/36524
  10. ^ Allmusic Review
  11. ^ L., Kevin (February 14, 2009). "Propagandhi: Supporting Caste". Big Wheel Magazine. 
  12. ^ "Propagandhi - Supporting Caste". Punknews.org. 
  13. ^ Silveri, Alex (March 9, 2009). "Propagandhi - Supporting Caste (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 
  14. ^ "Supporting Caste". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Supporting Caste - Propagandhi". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 

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