Akira The Don

  • Uploaded on
    July 10, 2013
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don
  • Mastered by
    Mike at Smash
  • Artwork by
    Darick Robertson & Akira The Don

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As debuted by The Quietus… new shit!

Welcome to Repo City State, where everyone’s an asshole – even the air conditioners.

It is my great honour to provide the official theme tune… nay, anthem for Darick Robertson (Happy, The Boys, Transmetropolitan) and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s (director of Grant Morrison’s upcoming Sinatoro) madcap, psychedelic, transreal, utterly-wacko buddy adventure about a man and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, post-eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built entirely from DNA-based, living technology with bad attitudes.

The writer, the artist and the rapper met at Morrisoncon at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas last autumn, where myself, Darick Robertson and Grant Morrison were sat on a panel about music and comics, closing the rapturously received Happening with an impromptu cover of I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Later Adam Egypt and I explored the luxurious Temples of Luxor and bonded over a shared appreciation of esoterica and rap music. That we would all work together was as inevitable as it was the righteous thing to do.

Produced in fittingly bombastic style by your pal ME, AKA Akira The Don, the lyrics of Ballistic were based on Adam’s script, while series artist Darick Robertson completed the record with Cronemburgian flesh-weapon guitars that Akira noted when soloed in the mix, “sound like f*$ing Suede in a rocket or something.”

Both the vocal and instrumental versions of Ballistic are available to download, the latter allowing said instrumentation room to shine like lens flare.

Ballistic, the comic, is out now via Black MaskBallistic, the anthem, is out now on iTunes and what have you via Living In The Future.





live from repo city state

butch the great

Where everyone’s an ashole

and everything is asshole
huge before thirty
they want me dead before I get there
wake up like like David Byrne with altzimers going
how did I get here?

I don’t wanna be a air conditioning man

I’m trying to get into the game in any way that I cani fly a michael j fox 57 caddy round an
I owe everybosy money and I feel like I’m drowning
can’t see the data
can’t self regulate, uh,
remind me tell you
how your eyes evolved from sunburns
maybe later
just know everything living sees

my gun a glistening killing machine

plus a true empath

bang bang

me and my gun
and the car stereo
like a merry go
swoosh rah we flying around

im chillin at the tip
with this chick
smoking syphilis
up in the midst of this
shit – fuckin ridulous
kiss kiss
bang bang
share the trip
damn man
i just wanna fucking rob a bank
cos i was born to be a outlaw yeah
I was born to be a outlaw, yeah
And Gun say:

we don’t gotta
wallow no more

I’ll kill whatevers in the way

just take us through the door

that’s right
my gun talk
my gun bark
my gun took drugs and now he wont work

oh well
its going to hell
i least I got a mother-fucking storey to tell
now I better move fast or my home is a cell
the monologue of the anti-hero
my gun look cool and it kill bare people
more than a tool he a fool, he a equal
now suck holocoust
bang bang motherfucker
swangin god’s righteous penis
across molecularised rubbish
we taste like caviar and death
and motherfcuker I love it

me and my gun
and the car stereo
like a merry go
swoosh rah we flying around


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