Potemkin City Limits

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Potemkin City Limits
Propagandhi - Potemkin City Limits cover.jpg
Studio album by Propagandhi
Released October 18, 2005
Length 41:25
Label G7 Welcoming Committee/Fat Wreck Chords
Propagandhi chronology
Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
(2001)Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes2001
Potemkin City Limits
Supporting Caste
(2009)Supporting Caste2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[2]

Potemkin City Limits is the fourth full length album by the Canadian punk rock band Propagandhi, released on October 18, 2005 through G7 Welcoming Committee Records in Canada, and Fat Wreck Chords elsewhere. It is the second Propagandhi release on their own label and the last on Fat Wreck Chords.

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).[3] 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.[4]

Chris Hannah, guitarist and lead singer of Propagandhi, has stated that he considers Potemkin City Limits to be his personal favourite Propagandhi album.[5]

Cover artwork[edit]

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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  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


  • Chris Hannah – guitar, vocals
  • Jord Samolesky – drums
  • Todd Kowalski – bass, vocals


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.punknews.org Punknews.org review
  3. ^ "A Look Back at the Year in Manitoba Music". Manitoba Music News. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  4. ^ "Propagandhi: acceptance speech? Sustained applause?". G7 Welcoming Committee Records. 2006-09-10. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  5. ^ http://www.punknews.org/article/52624/interviews-well-do-it-live-chris-hannah-propagandhi
  6. ^ "Children's Games". Eric Drooker. Archived from the original on 2006-10-19. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 

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