Potemkin City Limits

Potemkin City Limits

Potemkin City Limits is the fourth full length album by the Canadian band Propagandhi, released on October 18, 2005. It was released on the band's own G7 Welcoming Committee Records label in Canada, and Fat Wreck Chords elsewhere.

The title of the album is an allusion to Potemkin village, a political term referring to a false construct intended to hide an undesirable situation.

The opening track, "A Speculative Fiction," won the first annual ECHO Songwriting Prize from the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). The band pledged to use the $5000 prize to make donations to the Haiti Action Network and The Welcome Place, an organization in Winnipeg (which they'd previously done volunteer work for) which helps refugees start new lives in Manitoba.

Track listing

  1. "A Speculative Fiction" – 4:14
  2. "Fixed Frequencies" – 3:58
  3. "Fedallah's Hearse" – 4:00
  4. "Cut into the Earth" – 3:41
  5. "Bringer of Greater Things" – 2:45
  6. "America's Army™ (Die Jugend Marschiert)" – 4:42
  7. "Rock for Sustainable Capitalism" – 4:12
  8. "Impending Halfhead" – 1:14
  9. "Life at Disconnect" – 3:23
  10. "Name and Address Withheld" – 3:21
  11. "Superbowl Patriot XXXVI (Enter the Mendicant)" – 0:36
  12. "Iteration" – 5:19

Cover artwork

The artwork, a girl playing jump rope on a chalk-drawings covered street, is a piece of art called Children's Games from the anarchist artist Eric Drooker.


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