"Overthrow" is a concept album fueled by hardcore punk anthems.
It was released on limited edition vinyl in 1996. 500 copies were made.
Side 'A' was the story and music as it was meant to be heard. Side 'B' was just the music.
The record also came with a pin that said "Freedom for All", A poster of the people involved, and a text adventure game (in DOS) that used clues from the album to help the charactor "overthrow" the government.
This is the entire record (story side)
At War With The USA
Fall of Rome
Impeach the Government
Why All The Fuss
Same Old Game
There were songs written and recorded for "the prequeal" 'Safe Haven' but the script was never recoded and the music was released on a CD that was pressed in 2006.
It tells the story of a fictional charactor "Rick Foster" and the disenchantment he feels with his country. He rallies the people and a succussful coup has overthrown the goverment. But history repeats itself, as he becomes as bad as the people he removed. The story is told by news stories through the pacifier of the people... Television
Narrator: Jeremy Sunshine
Rick Foster: A-Bomb Fortner
News Anchor: Theresa Abrems
Sgt. Dover/ President Aide: Mike Abalienation
Ken Brockman: Rom Trinny Style
All songs performed by M.@.D.
Story by Mark Dickinson, James Keeler & Trevor Burdick
Music by Mark Dickinson *except
*At War by A-Bomb Fortner & Mark Dickinson
* Same Old Game by A-Bomb Fortner
*(intro) music: Gasoline Bomb by Death Sentence
Lyrics by Mark Dickinson *except
*Coup d' etat by Trevor Burdick
Speech 'A' by Fredrick Douglass 1857
Speech 'B' by Erika Huggins 1970
All caracters are ficticious. Any resemblence to anyone living or dead is merely a coinscience
copyright 1996 / 2006 Mark Dickinson