Who Sang Protection Racket? Napalm Death

Napalm Death Utilitarian cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-2-24
Genre: Rock
Style: Grindcore/Noise/Death Metal
length: 3:53
engineer: Russ Russell
recording engineer: Russ Russell
producer: Russ Russell
mixer: Russ Russell
bass guitar: Shane Embury
membranophone: Danny Herrera
guitar: Mitch Harris
vocal: Shane Embury, Barney Greenway and Mitch Harris
lyricist: Barney Greenway
composer: Shane Embury
For the common good,
That glare so piercing
It will burn through your back
Reach, re-educate the soul
(Even though this is feigned)
because you need to be taken to task

Obscure my face
In shadows I'll consolidate
Unmasked, I'd be whipped into shape
In shadows, I'll consolidate

False alarmist
- They will brand it on your back
Or maniacal s_____,
When you are barely defence minded
Because you walk right out of step

Obscure my face
Effectively decapitate
Unbowed through
The smear campaign
Effectively decapitate

Effectively, socially,
Protectively decapitated

White-out in the blackout
So everybody's running scared
White-out in the blackout
Rank and file and all upstanding
With selective downplaying
White-out in the blackout

White-out in the blackout
So the oft-duped
Are grossly impaired
White-out in the blackout
Startled, unsettled
Thus curiosity expelled
White-out in the blackout

- I'm surplus to this time
That's well contained
Sullied rat in basement trap
With vital exposé

For your own protection
For the r_____ation...

CD 1
  • 1 Circumspect
  • 2 Errors in the Signals
  • 3 Everyday Pox
  • 4 Protection Racket
  • 5 The Wolf I Feed
  • 6 Quarantined
  • 7 Fall on Their Swords
  • 8 Collision Course
  • 9 Orders of Magnitude
  • 10 Think Tank Trials
  • 11 Blank Look About Face
  • 12 Leper Colony
  • 13 Nom de Guerre
  • 14 Analysis Paralysis
  • 15 Opposites Repellent
  • 16 A Gag Reflex