Fake Controversy Coincidentally Moves Product (with Barry Thumbs)

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The live intro and opening on this disco track is courtesy of the popular club DJ Barry Thumbs.

lyrics

Gotta groove on the floor
Get your moves down before
Someone else muscles in
You're the queen, you're the king
But it's never enough
In the lights life is touch
So before you burn
The first thing that you learn
Fake controversy coincidentally moves product
All the ignorance that you can muster - if you could act coy
Will help disguise the way that this seems rather calculating.

Oh that's so controversial
It is career-ending
Oh that's so controversial
It cannot be defended

Gotta play to the crowd
But they're cynical now
Gotta move, double bluff
Put yourself on the back foot
Let 'em think that they've won
Let 'em think that you're done
They won't care who benefits
Now they've seen through the glitz
Fake controversy coincidentally moves product
Everyone's complicit so it seems and you'll find if you make a scene
Without distraction it'll all work out to satisfaction

I always said they're stupid
They seemed so superficial
And all those column inches
That can't be beneficial
That hurtful criticism
Must be career ending
Oh that's so controversial
It cannot be defended

Controversial

Nanananana. Etc.

credits

from Enforced Fun, released April 29, 2016
Written and performed by Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn.
Backing vocals by Phil Fletcher.

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Spray Lancashire, UK

Ric and Jen were members of 21st century pop terrorists The Cuban Boys, who topped John Peel's Festive 50 and the UK singles charts.

Their offshoot project Spray predicted the electropop boom, unfortunately much too early for them to cash in. They released two albums in 2002 and 2006.

In 2016 they released their first full length studio album in 10 years - 'Enforced Fun'.
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