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Harry Katz and the Pistachios - Global Climate Strange (Circle Back Records)

30 May 2024

The fact that this is the second song I have written about today that has climate crisis at its heart perhaps says something about the growing awareness of our plight. With activists and politicians becoming less and less trustworthy to actually tackle the process in any meaningful way, it seems only logical that we are turning to artists and creatives to start an effective conversation.

If the previous song drew our attention upwards for an off-world solution to our predicament, Harry Katz and the Pistachios is a more immediate and realistic dialogue addressing the truth that we have for years been aware of the fact that greed and political venture have sought to draw a veil over our not-so-slow creep towards certain death and yet we still do nothing to swerve from our cataclysmic course. Or, as Kurt Vonnegut once so succinctly put it, “We’ll go down in history as the first society that wouldn’t save itself because it wasn’t cost-effective.” That is essentially the t-shirt slogan for this green-minded and groovesome song.

But “Global Climate Strange” has to be the first eco song that sounds like Tom Waits fronting the soundtrack for an Ennio Morricone spaghetti western, which in turn is set in the hippest uptown supper club that there ever was.

Dark and delicious, thought-provoking and sonically intriguing, “Global Climate Strange” is everything we need right now and unlike anything you have heard before.