This Ty Segall song could save the world

His version of “Class War” by The Dils is taken from the upcoming covers project Fudge Sandwich.

October 16, 2018

Two days before the 2016 presidential election, I watched Ty Segall perform on the Late Show With David Letterman. After a reliably turbo-charged performance from the stalwart rocker, he screamed "GO VOTE" at the audience. I remember thinking it was unnecessary – Clinton had it in the bag, after all – but now? Boy fuckin' howdy am I listening closer to Ty's political pronouncements.

ADVERTISEMENT

"Class War" is a cover of a 40 year old punk track by The Dils, premiering today on The FADER. Taken from Ty's upcoming covers project Fudge Sandwich, "Class War" is a straightforward, unironic, and inspiring call for revolution for people tired of eating shit and pretending it's, uh, fudge: "I want a war between the rich and the poor / I want to fight, and know what I'm fighting for."

Chip Kinman of The Dils gave Segall's cover a ringing endorsement in a statement via email. "Ty Segall answers questions that [brother and bandmate] Tony and I never even thought to ask with his version of ‘Class War.’ I LOVE it!"

Fudge Sandwich is out October 26. Preorder it here. Check out Ty Segall's upcoming solo acoustic tour dates below.

Ty Segall's solo acoustic tour dates

10/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Highland Park Ebell *
10/20 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library *
10/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *#
10/22 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater *
10/24 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater *
10/25 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret *
10/27 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *
10/28 – Missoula, MT – Monk’s
10/30 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
11/2 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall ^
11/3 – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit ^
11/ 4 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works ^
11/6 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
11/7 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^
11/8 – Hamden, CT – The Space Ballroom ^
11/9 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw ^
11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
11/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/15 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle!
11/16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West %
11/17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s %
11/18 – Austin, TX – J. Lorraine Ghost Town %

* = with Shannon Lay
# = with Mike Donovan
^ = with William Tyler
! = with Greg Cartwright
% = with Emmett Kelly

Thumbnail photo by Denée Segall

This Ty Segall song could save the world