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To go off and Things (Cardiacs Cover)

by Napalm Death

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CARDIACS forward by Dom Lawson.

Cardiacs. The greatest band that ever walked the Earth. The greatest sound that ever entered my ears. The greatest. Ever. Now and forever.

For those who know about Cardiacs, nothing further needs to be said. For those who don’t? Well, what a glorious world of life-affirming and miraculous music awaits you. Even though chief Cardiac and undisputed Lord Of All Genius And Musical Splendour – the inimitable Tim Smith – has been severely unwell for a number of years, the music he wrote and performed with Cardiacs remains as vital and vibrant as ever. It’s all brilliant. Every last note. It will make you smile, laugh, dance, cry, explode with joy and wonder and magic and glory. And greatness. Always greatness. Great.

Napalm Death are another one of the greatest bands ever to walk the Earth, but even they know that Cardiacs are the greatest of them all. Hence this cranium-decimating cover of one of Tim Smith’s spikiest and snottiest creations, To Go Off And Things, recorded in tribute to the man (and the band) but also as a humble gesture to raise funds for Tim’s ongoing rehabilitation. Not just because the world would be an immeasurably better place if he was able to make some MORE amazing music – but also because Tim has earned our love and respect. Worthy of laudation. The greatest. Ever.

Listen to Napalm Death’s version of To Go Off And Things. Then go and listen to every Cardiacs song ever recorded. And then go and listen to every Napalm Death song ever recorded. Go off and things. Listen. To the greatest band that ever walked the Earth. Ever.

Now and forever. Cardiacs. Always. The greatest.


Squalor is at large in tidy suburbia
Filth and dirt abound in every corner yes
Things left on the floor
Abandoned foodstuffs and things left on the floor
Piles of dirty stuff left to go off and things
To go off and things

Got to tidy up my room tidy my room
Put my things away and make it spick and span
Make things spick and span

Cast aspersions on my lifestyle
Cast aspersions on my lifestyle
Cast aspersions on my lifestyle
Cast aspersions on my lifestyle

At large

Squalor is at large in tidy suburbia
Filth and dirt abound in every corner yes
To go off and things


released March 31, 2014
Music & Lyrics Tim Smith


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Napalm Death Birmingham, UK

Napalm Death are a grindcore band formed in Meriden, England in 1981.[1] While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent for most of the band's career. ... more

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