dj christ

Auntie Christ “Bad Trip” b/w “The Nothing Generation” 1997. Lookout! Records.  Auntie Christ was the side project of X members Exene Cervenka and D.J. Bonebrake along with Rancid’s Matt Freeman.  This single, recorded as a demo, was the band’s first and both songs appeared on their full-length Life Could Be a Dream. “Bad Trip” is fast and loud and full of scathing commentary on the state of the nation (for example, “all those savings & loan emptied vaults and congress says pay; tell them it ain’t your fault, this land is their land, this land is their land, I wanna hear the sound of one hand grenade clapping, America tripping I’m having a bad trip). “The Nothing Generation” is sludgy and dark, like a bad heroin trip, which the song references and bemoans in no uncertain terms. “The nothing generation lives where something used to be. It’s not that they’re so depressed, it’s just that drugs are so cheap, almost free. They’re not even trotted til they get too deep. They’re not even into Johnny Thunders cause he’s not on MTV. Stupid fucking kids, wake up! You’re like sheep sheep sheep stupid fuckin’ kids!”