I need to feel alone amongst the weeds
Yet one more of the Generation Terrorists underdogs, the ones that rarely get a mention. Which is odd in the case of Another Invented Disease because it practically screams attention with all of its silly gimmicks. The punk rock bridge, the overly 80’s drum production (the song where the synthetic drums that are all over Terrorists are the most prominently heard), the sing-along group choir chorus made for gig participation and of course the infamous way James mangles up “disease”. God knows why it’s now a die-sease, I can only guess it’s some sort of spur-of-the-moment desire to highlight the whole AIDS pun of the title. It’s silly, whatever the case.
And the silliness of the whole song is exactly why it’s one of my most liked tracks on Generation Terrorists. It’s one of the few songs where it sounds as if the band itself realised how ridiculous they sound and completely enjoy it. It’s a stadium sized punk song straight from the 80’s, the band realises the absurdity of the whole thing and love every moment of it. And yeah the lyrics are your usual “society sux” crap Terrorists is full of but one can’t help but find the song so utterly uplifting in a dim simple way.