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  • +5
    General CommentHere comes the answer, people!
    If you got the vinyl edition of Aenima, "Useful Idiot" is the last track of side A. So, when it starts, you think that the side A ended and that the song "Useful idiot" is missing. A nice and clever joke uh?
    Deadon January 31, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTry this at home! Yes, an experiment for this song! Get out your vynil players, and put onm a 12" record (any at all). Then, get the spike-mic thingy, and put it so it scratches against the outside of a record. Then, turn on the player and turn up the volume. And there you go! A live recording of Useful Idiot, in your own home! (Turn it up to 45 speed for best results)

    Yep, this is what the band did to record 'Useful Idiot'.
    noneedfordavon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Useful Idiot" is a term sometimes used by intelligence agencies (CIA, MI6) to describe a person who is being used but doesn't know it.

    It is also used to describe those who blindly follow government, usually unquestioningly, and in some cases help perpetuate propaganda.
    e5i50on August 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThen again it could just be a record scratching for 38 seconds...
    Prog_Rockeron December 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys are all a bunch of idiots. This track was simply made to trick the people who listened to it on vinyl into thinking their record player broke or was posessed. That's all there is to it.
    Sesson May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard that a "Useful Idiot" was the name for the peasants in the old soviet union who would follow the government's every word and just stand in their breadlines beliving their government was doing a great job.
    These useful idiots were still necessary for the economy but only to that extent, like little worker bees.
    nastynickknockeron August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's interesting how in the CD booklet for Aenima, Useful Idiot's time is 6:03 and H is 0:38 or something like that, which is precisely the times for eachother's song. Perhaps, Useful Idiot is actually the title for the song we know as H, and vice-versa. It would kind of make sense, judging by the lyrical content of track 3 (i.e: morose, in a word, could be self-loathing), and the title "H" would match the ambiguity of track 4. Just a thought.
    justinga3on October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut the title for H. matches the lyrical content of H.
    aswell.
    EYEBAWon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe intermission usefull idiot is the playing of a record which gets louder and louder and says absolutely nothing, possibly a broken record? a usefull idiot says nothing.
    Bon Jennetton April 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe someone in the recording studio asked, "What's this for?", and someone else said, "Because it's useful, idiot!" That's how I like to think that it got its name.
    Pyralison April 11, 2004   Link

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