With Kaiser Chiefs releasing their new album Education, Education, Education And War on Monday (31 March), the band's Simon Rix has decided to celebrate the occasion by creating Q this Playlist if ""Songs of Education... and War". Get ready for an informative but combative listen...
Edwin Starr - War "We’ve come on stage to this for every gig since we finished recording Education, Education, Education & War. It’s a brilliant song with a big message. i think it makes sense for where we are now.
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 "We took a lot of inspiration from The Wall and Pink Floyd in general for this record. Ricky really got into the theatrical nature of the lyrics for songs like Cannons. The rest us dug into the sonics."
The Clash - Tommy Gun "When we first met Ben Allen (producer of EEE&W), he said, he thought we should be trying to make an album like Combat Rock. I always thought Employment was quite influenced by The Clash and wondered how he could help us move that forward to help create something new."
OMD - Enola Gay "For Peanut cos he loves his synth pop!"
Super Furry Animals - The Teacher "There should always be a SFA in every playlist. An influence we should never get away from."
Black Sabbath - War Pigs "Sabbath. Riffin’."
The Cribs - Learning How To Fight "We felt like underdogs making this record, like we had to come out fighting."
MC5 - High School "A long time ago we did some recording with Wayne Kramer - his advice: Don’t bore us, get to the chorus. Seriously.”
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime "For this record we all felt like we had to step up. Go for it. Put on the Big Suit. Like David Bryne in Stop Making Sense."
Youth Lagoon - Raspberry Cane "This was one of the records produced by Ben Allen that we liked and got him the job. Each element has it’s place. Each instrument has it’s moment. It’s sonically interesting without overcomplicating things."
For more head to Kaiserchiefs.com.