Para continuar la serie, y celebrar de paso el regreso de Stereolab, hoy echamos un vistazo a su prehistoria. McCarthy era el grupo de Malcolm Eden y Tim Gane, después guitarrista de Stereolab y pareja de Laetitia Sadier.
Keep an Open Mind or Else
Oh come along now It's not quite like you say With my last breath I'll fight for your right to disagree But I don't believe It's as simple as you say No I don't believe In your arguing myself Now well I know you should never Think that you know everything You should never, oh never Think that you know everything An open mind Oh why don't you keep? It's the true side Of the civilized Argue forever But don't you ever rest I don't believe In any such arguments as these They might win the game But they never will with me For I make mine up As I go along You should always try to see Another person's point of view You should never, oh never Think that you know everything Because you will find There are mysteries Too deep to be explained With the brain Oh shut your trap Or I'll shut it up for you I don't believe in facts No I just believe in me Argue, I don't care Would you like your face smashed in? Say anything I will be never be convinced You should always try to see Another person's point of view You should never, oh never Think that you know everything An open mind Oh why don't you keep? It's the true side Of the civilized If you ever put your ideas Into practice in any place To be sure I'll be the first one To be calling the police
Malcolm Eden explicaba así el significado de la canción: “This was a single. It’s a bit more lively than the other songs on the album. The subject of the song is that a superficially tolerant, liberal attitude often turns into an intolerant one when pressed. This attitude has become quite prevalent today, in the form of political correctness”.