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Elijah Damien Davis Jim Marcus has been the master of funky Industrial for over 30 years and this album is one of his and his wonderful compatriots' finest albums yet. It's definitely one of the very best of 2018 so don't hesitate, buy this album! Favorite track: Gods Tonight.
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PhilintheSpaces This album is well put together. The beats are bold. The lyrics are empowering. I can’t help but move SOMETHING whenever I listen to Go Fight. Tokyo Sexwale first invites you in with open arms on Welcome To The Future. The album pampers you with joyful fun beats and empowering lyrics; sometimes pointed, sometimes silly, always fun. And then Gods Tonight closes out the album perfectly like the closing act in a vaudeville show where everyone comes back out to bid you farewell. Only they are encouraging you to stand tall and reminding you that you are not alone in this fight. Favorite track: Another Fucking Love Song.
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jared Jim Marcus is a Chicago legend and such an important figurehead to rally behind right now. All my boxes are checked with this release. Great beats, catchy choruses, and important lyrics. Favorite track: Chemical.
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Ilker Yücel For over three decades, Jim Marcus has been making music that bridges that fine line of being socially conscious and politically aware with music that is entertaining and enjoyable. GoFight's fourth album really digs into the progressive and transgressive issues today and is a call of protest against injustice, to take action and break bad laws, and a message of love to those willing to listen. Bravo!
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released July 31, 2018

Go Fight has been:

Jim Marcus; Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Synths, Noise
Daniel Evans: Bass, Guitar, Synths, Noise
Vince McAley: Drums, Percussion, Noise
Mission Marcus: Bass, Guitar, Noise


All Songs written and performed by:
Marcus, Evans, McAley, Marcus

Lyrics to “The Blue Line” By:
Eric Garner
Michael Brown
Amadou Diallo
Sean Bell
Oscar Grant
Kenneth Chamberlain
Kendrec McDade
Trayvon Martin
Kimani Grey
Jonathan Ferrel
John Crawford
Kajieme Powell
Sam DuBose
Christian Taylor

Recorded at:
Go Station, Superior Street

By:
Jim Marcus, Dan Evans

Produced, Mixed and Mastered at:
Go Station

By:
Jim Marcus

Photography by:
Amanda Tea, Jim Marcus, Paul Christopher Greene

Video by:
Paul Christopher Greene

Models:
Cate McFarland, Amanda Tea, Roger, Nat, Hinako

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The album is covered under Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Special thanks to:
James Martin, Jon Schy, Genesis Silva, for their enduring friendship, professional help and support.

Special thanks to our scene mates for a lifetime of inspiration, support, friendship, and great music:

Ego Likeness, Stoneburner, FIRES, The Rain Within, AngelSpit, Leaether Strip, The Sweat Boys, I:Scintilla, The Gothsicles, Bells into Machines, Cyanotic, Caustic, Michael Hawk, Rodney Anonymous, _the boundless_, Blutengel, The Dead Room, Lorelei Dreaming, Head of a Girl, Silver Walks, Un5ub5ex, Gary Numan, Haujobb, Terrorfakt, Tweaker, Am Tierpark, MNPLTR, Microwaved, Spider Lillies, The Cocks, Panic Room, Everything Goes Cold, Red Lokust, En Esch, Ad•ver•sary, KMFDM, DJ Senseless, Jane Jensen, Dissonance, Pigface, Fallon Bowman, Ivardensphere, Squid Lid, FGFC820, Wiccid, Revco, Venus in Aries, Plack Blague, Beauty Queen Autopsy, More Machine than Man, REin[Forced], Chant, StromKern, Binary Park, Primitive Race, Chris Connelly, Bile, The Skatenigs, White Shadow, Ministry, Christ Analogue, Cop Shoot Cop, Standard Issue Citizen, The Swans, Nine Inch Nails, The Clay People, City of the Weak, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Juno Reactor, Snog, Ghost Feeder, Meat Beat Manifesto, Cubanate, Interface, Null Device, Acumen Nation, Bella Morte, Aesthetic Perfection, Cocksure, Sister Machine Gun, Ayria, Ladytron, Mr. Kitty, Decoded Feedback, God Module, Adoration Destroyed, The Ludovico Technique, Kanga, Pig, Frontline Assembly, Naked Raygun, Hate Dept. Muet, The Bellwether Syndicate, ohGr, Cabaret Voltaire, Dope Stars Inc., Douglas McCarthy, The Echodroides, Nurse with Wound, Prude, Praga Khan, Panic Lift, Blue Eyed Chris, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, SHIV-R,PAKT, Front 242, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Bygone era, Emilie Autumn, Accessory, 16 Volt, Numb, Suicide Commando, Kloq, The Dreaming/Stabbing Westward, SuperJane, Chemlab, Pegby, Puscifer, C-Tec, And One, Apoptygma Berzerk, The Birthday Massacre, Clan Of Xymox, Electric Six, Velvet Acid Christ, am.psych, Assemblage 23, Imperative Reaction, Prometheus Burning, Encoder, Selexia, WulfBand, And everyone we missed.





30 years ago, I was in a band called Die Warzau. We released an album, Disco Rigido, our first full length record. The first song was a dystopic exercise called “Welcome to America” and the very first line on that entire album was “This is a Racist Nation.”

Today, as Go Fight, we released an album where the very first line is, again, “This is a Racist Nation.” Because despite how much progress has been made in the last 30 years, it’s still true. Because this is still the America of Michael Brown and Dylan Roof, a penal system that, by every standard, is stacked against people of color, and a fanatical percentage of the population that could never believe that Barack Obama was an American, despite the obvious citizenship of his mother just because of his color.

We can’t fail to focus on the problems we have in this country, because that’s what we do. We focus on problems, fix them and then sit vigilant, making sure we don’t slip back into the past.

But we can’t forget why. We do it out of a deep and informed belief that the future is a better place than we can imagine. And that people are good and can live there. That’s the innate mental heroics of a modern progressive. To fight against problems, many caused by small spirited, mean, and cruel people, and still believe, without question, that people are good, that they, if given the chance, will be better, and that they are resources, not drains, Solutions, not problems, heroes, not, on the inside, villains.

We have no choice but to position people as the part of the universe that is an end unto itself, deserving of our love, worthy of every effort we can put together today. Because that is the “battery” of progressivism, our understanding that there is a dignity to every thinking, living person, knowing that we will, as time goes on, need to expand the term “personhood” to apply to so many animals, to Artificial intelligences, and one day, maybe, to people from other Planets.

We can’t fail to fight but we can’t fail to love, either. And If people are deserving of our dignity, our love, our compassion, each of us is. Every one of us. And that means you, too.

So many of us would not hesitate to stop and rip off our shirts and dive in and save a drowning person, because that is the simple-to-understand execution of what we believe. That people are important. And it’a not just belief that progressives share. This idea fits into so many world views. And when you dive in to save someone you do justice to that idea.

But many people who would not think twice about diving in to save someone else, won’t do what is needed to save themselves. When they are tired and want it all to stop and don’t think they can keep on going. They might think everyone is worth digging out of the water except them, that everyone is deserving of a rescue but just not them.

It is the hardest thing to drag yourself out of the water. But we can all build lifesavers. We can turn to friends and family and make sure we have someone we can call to help us out of the water. We can do work on the days we feel like we can. We can get up on a good day and build a guardrail around the pool to NO ONE falls in, not even us.

A lot of people will tell you that you are important, and that may not resonate on the day it needs to, when the monster in your head says you aren’t. When that monster who told Kurt Cobain, Chester Bennington, Dolores O’Riordan, Chris Cornell, Wendy O Williams, Ian Curtis, and so many other amazing people tells you that you don’t matter either. I don’t have any illusions that me, some far away guy who happened to make a record is going to make a difference.

But I can, hopefully, plant in your head the idea that the Monster is a liar. It lies. It lied to those people above and it’s lying to you. You are more important than anything, more deserving than you can imagine, and you have so much work to do. As an artist, as a speaker, as a person of compassion, as an LGBTQ person, as a football player, as a visionary, as a bricklayer, as a dancer, as a voice for someone else who isn’t here, as someone who just doesn’t know WHAT they are yet.

You can tell the truth.

And even if that’s all you can do today, please stay and do that.

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Go Fight Chicago, Illinois

Founded by industrial vocalist/percussionist Jim Marcus, machine-like drummer Vince McAley, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Evans, Go Fight is
possibly the first or second best Electroscuzz Band playing in the Chicago Area, integrating the noisy politics and freedom of Industrial with the relentless dancefloor mantras
of EBM, the synthetic pump of electrohouse, and the electrical power of dubstep.
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Track Name: Welcome to the Future
This is a racist nation
And are the whites are dark
And all the dirty parts
We shine the light on to survive

And ageless death around us
Til every ghost has gone
demanding change
They try their hardest to stay alive

Welcome to the future
Welcome to the afterworld
Welcome to the future
We’re walking on the stars tonight

They got the reds they’re waving
They got the whitest sheets of victory
But it’s time to carry on

Unbuild these walls they mounted
With every brick we lay
It’s higher
So much higher than today
Track Name: Monster
Every morning you testify
You’re on the move again
And no body can quiet the storm

Every day you lose again
Play the game again
And it’s Just like you were born

Ignore the words now
Lift up and get away
From the monster in your head

And we go higher than the sun
Higher than the rain
We go higher than the sun
Higher than the rain


Sun rise
And you roll away
Every other day
And your body can feel the dead

Gaslight at the stoplight
And you sit tight
And it’s just like what you dread

Keep trying
You’re invisible now
To the monster in your head


Freestyle in the world now
up like a rocket ship
Your body can touch the sky

Leave his lies behind you now
You never heard them
No one left to lie

Keep flying
You’re above him now
the monster in your head
Track Name: Breaking the Skin
It almost feels like falling in love
Fielding acid rain
Satellites
Fall from above

Building walls for the president
That block out the light
Bring your chainsaws, hacksaws
Clearing the site

Hit the motherlode
Dig at the Dirt
It’s the Payload
So cover that hurt

Feel the heat now
The rotting disease
Watch it burn now
Just do what you please

Stop what you’re doing, cause you’re breaking the skin
You’ll never know the pain I’m in
Stop what you’re doing, cause you’re breaking the skin
You’ll never know the pain I’m in

It almost feels like falling asleep
We Anesthetize
fetishize
The things that we keep

Building bombs for the future
We Do what we will
With our gunsites, waste sites
Land we can fill

Feel the Ozone
Pull Away from the clouds
It’s a dump zone
Far away from the crowds

Feel the heat now
Coming up from the ground
Drop some K-cups
Hear that nuclear sound
Track Name: Another Fucking Love Song
I don’t want to get beat tonight
By anybody but you
I don’t want to be lied to and cried on
By anybody but you

What we can do tonight
Is stay home and fight
Wait for our song on the radio
You change your mind
But not this time
Today you’re gone
Tomorrow you’re gone

Don’t play cool - don’t fight fair
It’s just another fucking love song
Top or bottom, I don’t much care
It’s just another fucking love song
Wanna fuck me on the floor, now baby baby
It’s just another fucking love song
Just whore to whore now, baby baby
It’s just another fucking love song

I don’t want to by hypnotized
By anybody but you
I don’t want to be crazy and fucked up
By anybody but you
I don’t want to bang my head on the wall
For anybody but you
Curl up in a fetal ball
With anybody but you

What we can do tonight
pretend we’re alive
Watch how we were on the video
I can sit by the screen
Sigh while you leave
And wonder where you go
Track Name: The Blue Line
Pushing up we’re the blue line
So Push it push it
Sinking into the bassline
So Push it push it
Lose your rights and you be mine
So Push it push it
Everybody Bleed, Everybody Bleed

Push you hard at the stop sign
So Push it push it
You got your rights and I’ve got mine
So Push it push it
Get your ass to the state line
So Push it push it
Everybody Bleed, Everybody Bleed

Please don’t let me die
I can’t breathe
I don’t have a gun
Stop shooting at me

Mom I’m going to college
I love you, too
You shot me you shot me
Why do you

have your guns out
did you shoot me
following me for
Please don’t let me die
It’s not real

Shoot me now
Kill me now
I didn’t do nothing
don’t wanna die too young

I can’t breathe
I need a pump
Track Name: Chemical
In the night when you’re all alone
Flipping through your phone
Being the lonely one

Have no faith in what you wanna be
And the sky is fallen
The sky is fallen

Give me some people
All be all right
Give me a show
In the spotlight

Give me some time now
To be right again
Give me the uniform
And I’ll say when

This guy
It’s all chemical
He’s not the one you want
He’s not the one you want

This girl
It’s all chemical
She’s not the one you want
She’s not the one you want

In the night when they’re all asleep
You’re a satellite
Not a planet right

can’t believe what you cannot see
Swiping left and right
3am at night

Give me some people
All be all right
Give me a show
In the spotlight

Give me some time now
To be right again
Give me the uniform
And I’ll say when
Track Name: You are the Drug
You on the dance floor
Shaking shaking ass
Leaning up on the wall now
Everything you are
I’ve been thinking a bright light now
And everything goes out

I can feel you underneath my skin
In my muscles, it’s the body you’re in
When you touch me I can’t find my way
When you move in that fucked up way

You are the drug
The Physical Kind
I’m on the nod when you get me off
shoot you up tonight

You in your pictures
I seen you around
Half up in that dress
The other half is down
I can be anything
Anything you need
Some daddy some time
Maybe

I can feel you underneath my skin
In my muscles, it’s the body you’re in
When you touch me I can’t find my way
When you move in that fucked up way
Track Name: Pussy
C’mon Baby
Don’t build that wall
Gonna legislate that ass
Tap that booty in the hall

So presidential
It’s circumscised
there’s no problem that department
Tweet you right between the eyes

I got my Putin
Gonna be the king
I’m the orange man of muscle
Cause rich is everything

Gonna make it great
Gonna make it so
Gonna take my little hands, baby
Grab that pussy, let’s go


Back alley baby
wire hanger time
my executive decision
Says it happens every time

We all alone
it’s just tremendous
no off-white, blacks or mexicans
or retards to offend us

On that boat
With all you guys
We’re closing up the borders
while I open up these thighs
Track Name: Queer the World
I got a boy who lives next door
Likes to dance with me nice and slow

Says I can do it any way I choose it
It’s not his first rodeo

He likes the guys in the park
Likes the guys who can dress like they wanna be

Shameless and choosy and every kind of usey
And they spend a little time with me

I’m all right

Queer the world
Queer the World

I got a girl who lives downtown
Likes to look me in the eyes at night

Kiss me on the lips
She can taste her little hips
Back and forth a bit all night

She’s got a girl she likes all right
Who comes to visit her whenever she can

With a fine leather strap
And an ass to slap
She can be her plastic man

I’m all right
Track Name: Civilized
Caveman
Living it up
Maybe we can be too kind

Some animal
Praying to the future
Inside of this big rewind

We get up
We get mean
It means everything to me

We get up
We get mean
Take it all to the streets

We’re free
We’re unstoppable
And we’re not so civilized
Rise up
Like a finely honed machine
Taking to the sky

Grown Man
Lighting a fire
Maybe we can be too bold

Prey Animal
Outlasts the winter
Until their pelts get sold

We get up
We get mean
It means everything to me

We get up
We get mean
Take it all to the streets
Track Name: American Superman
I am Superman
Ugly American

I got Chemtrails
And the body of God
I got emails
And the Bible out loud

No hindsight
And the money is king
Hesitation
Is just a government thing

I am Superman
Ugly American

And I won’t Let Go
And I won’t Let Go
In the past I come alive
Forward is my suicide

I am Superman
Weak Chinned American

We go balls out
We’re the whitest of white
Got our claws out
It’s a national fight

We’re aryan
Torches so bright
from Walmart
Where the prices are right

I am Superman
Weak Chinned American
Track Name: Don’t Stop
Don’t stop
Gimme your eyes, your hands
Don’t stop
I am the aerosol man
Don’t stop
Live with it while you can
Don’t Stop
Now motherfucker
Stop
Now motherfucker


I can see you’re sinking now
see your head is dropping low
see you mind is in the water
see you found a way to go

I can be right where you are
I can hold your head up high
I can be the thing you need
I can be the thing you need


I can feel you falling down
feel your body drop away
feel you moving in the undertow
feel you push me out the way


I can be right where you are
I can hold your head up high
I can be the thing you need
I can be the thing you need 
Track Name: Gods Tonight
Loud ass system
Winding through the road it’s tight
Watching satellite
On the bus all night

Awake for two days
It’s the worst hotel you’ve ever seen
In every state between
And you don’t know where

Every bag is missing
Every thing you owned is gone away
Buy it back some day
When you chose what’s home

No one knows you
Can’t hear you on the radio
Doesn’t matter, though

But don’t don’t give up
Don’t give up
Don’t let em get you down
Though they're gonna let you down
We are gods tonight

Don’t give up
Don’t let em get you down
Though they're gonna let you down
We are gods tonight


One more song now
The stage is home and that’s enough
All the other stuff
You know it’s nothing real

Close your eyes now
The lights around you black and white
But you got the colors right

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