måndag 31 augusti 2009
Also this one released by GMM records.
(Update 16 March 2012: Uploaded the album again but this time with full coverart included.)
But now after all the laughs, what happened to you?
You talk about a new nation, say your the youth of today
Now you've got a gang of nazi's but you were punk rockers yesterday
[Chorus] You'll never put us down with all the bullshit that you said
You'll never put us down with the lies that you spread
We'll always be around, we're the true american skinheads
We always hold our ground, always stand by what we said
Try to act like a real man but a gang is just a sham
Try to act like an american but you're sleeping with the kkklan
Their never was an individual living under our blue sky
Who would ever want to be the lord of the flies
When the city turns to black and we're all out on the street
Getting run off by the cops for the boots tied on our feet
Maybe then you'll realize your means don't see the end
And someday you'll remember that i used to call you my friend
01. National debt
02. Escape to the city
03. Criminal mischief
04. Catch 22
05. In the cards
07. All hail santa
08. Hate edge
09. Jail house rock
10. Pu on my di
11. Alcoholics anonymous
12. Dark streets
13. Gone with the wind
Basicly the same thing as their first album but instead of packing it with an even greater song after another they desided to be comedians and include a "funny" rapsong (Pu on my di), cristmas song (All hail santa) and a skinhead version of Elvis Jailhouse rock.
If you ignore these attempts on being funny its a really good album.
Favourite songs are In the cards, Dignity, Hate edge and some of the best drums ive heard on Dark streets.
Not as good as the first one but not far away.
They started fresh 1993 with a new recordcompany and a new lineup (recruiting Mark Magee from british band Condemned 84 on guitar).
02. Never give in
03. Star spangled youth
04. Crime & punishment
Band from Massachusetts that only released this one Ep on Punkcore records back in 1999.
One of those bands that release something great and leaves you wanting more just to dissapear into oblivion and start half-ass streetpunk bands.
The 4 tracks they released (except for 2 songs on the Rocking the streets volume 2 compilation) are all top notch and Star spangled youth is my favourite. Crime & punishment gives a quick solution to overpopulated prisons and ends the song with "give them all a lethal injection". Well if its American its American.
söndag 30 augusti 2009
01. Moloko men - Life on the run
02. Moloko men - Hooligan army
03. Violent drunks - On the backstreets
04. Violent drunks - Outhouse punks
Last release from Moloko men by Oink! Records in 1998.
It is a split with the Boot Party sideproject Violent drunks. Same fastpaced sound with both groups so it feels like a Moloko record allthrough.
This is the first record that Moloko dont use samples from the movie Clockwork orange but they make up with that by putting an image from the movie on the cover.
Best song on the split is On the backstreets by Violent drunks. Great record all in all.
01. Oi! working class
02. United we stand
03. Oi! the boys
04. Moloko men
There second EP released by DIM records in 1997.
This record is very different from the other. Slower tempo and more "american" sound to it.
I like this sound more and Oi! working class is the best song they released in my oppinion.
01. Lower class
02. Drunk and poor
03. Moloko militia
04. Clockwork skinhead
05. Today's corruption
06. Fist on fist
07. Victim of the system
08. Violence just for kicks
09. Clockwork ultra violence
10. Boys of the boot
12. Never forget
14. Skinhead girl
15. In the streets
16. No one
17. Fight, kill or die
Fast-paced and aggressive album of very high quality. Most of the tracks are a bit cliché for the skinhead-scene. My favourite tracks on the LP is Lower class, Boys of the boot and Moloko militia (whitch has no verses whatsoever but delivers a hardcore speeded battle-anthem).
A record that is perfect for drunken mayhem and fore party slamdancing. Just dont take the lyrics to seriously (one of the tracks is called Fight, kill or die haha).
01. Clockwork ultra violence
03. No title
04. Soldier boy
A California band heavily influenced by the movie Clockwork Orange (Moloko being the spiced up liquid they drink at the Korova milkbar in the movie). Moloko Men a.k.a. Moloko Militia never released any CD but they released 3 Ep's and a LP record. This being the first one and my least favourite one. It was released by Vulture Rock Records in 1997.
Moloko men's singer Jared Meyer had a more growling songstyle then other American Oi bands and reminds me of the 80's british punk.
Good recording quality and a really rare collectors item (gotta love the album-cover).
Be on the lookout for there upcoming "Greatest hits" record soon to be released through Fallen Angel Records.
lördag 29 augusti 2009
01. Fought the good fight
02. Social engineers
04. Our freedom
05. Executive privilege
06. Eye of the needle
07. Child killer
08 Shit job
09. Just deserves
10. Fair weather rebels
11. Red scum
12. Business as usual
Released by Thug Rock Records in 1998.
(Updated 27 April: Uploaded the record again.)
Lyricaly this is one of the greatest American punkrecords i know. It talks about the workingmans struggle (Our freedom), powerhungry politicians (Executive privilege & Eye of the needle), racist cops (Business as usual), Vietnam vets (Fought the good fight).
But the one track that stands out the most is Bandera. A song about Stepan Bandera the political leader of the Ukraine Nationalist party during WWII. A man that would not back down from a fight and fought both Germany and Russia for a independent Ukraine state.
"Caught in the crunch, the flame of life burns low/You fought for your nation, you fought from the soul/Freedom from oppression, these were your goals/Death to tyrants, both right and left, Let all people know/You fought the Reds, you fought the Nazi scum/For Nazis and Communist/ Mercy, you had none"
Even though the singer sounds like he is falling asleep on some tracks this is pure old school Oi! of the american style and a must have for anyone already addicted.
01. Let the rich go to war
02. On the dick
03. Counter revolution
(Update 2 May 2012: Uploaded the album again)
The Ep was released through Sta-press Records in 1997.
01. Soldier 76
02. Football firm
03. A call to arms
The single ep from there 1999 record Balance of armour.
Features two tracks from the full-length and an instrumental track called A call to arms.
I know that it is a B-side but its just to weak and annoying to even make me consider buying this ep. Its mainly a show-off solo from the guitarist that is looped into some sort of battleanthem for drunken skinheads.
Great artwork on the cover and it also contains the self-tilted song which is my favourite by the band. But with a weak b-side i dont see why noone should even bother.
01. Soldier 76
02. On our way
03. Thin blue line
04. Life and times
06. Skinheads on the piss
07. Football firm
08. Here come the cops
09. The way it is
10. Handful of shit
The first upload and review starts in Fresno-California and features members from Boot Party and Violent Drunks. Some members would later go on to form Patton's Legion.
Soldier 76 released this record in 1999 on Vulture Rock.
This was the first and only release except for a 7-inch single that was released at the same time.
The sound is in my ears a one of a kind but still has that typical American rock'n'oi sound.
The one track that stands out is the self-titled track about the American civil war with lyrics such as "13 stars of the red, white and blue/revolution that calls, revolution so true/1 by land and 2 by sea/defeat the read coats that taxs our tea" it cant simply go wrong.
The whole record holds a great production value (for being a punk album) and the drums are some of the best i have heard from US.
If you by any chance can get ahold of this record then buy it. Im sure you wont regret it.
But for now download it and see what US of Oi! is all about.
If i like it i buy it out of respect for the artists the same should go for you.
So lets start and try keeping this as apolitical and mature as we can.
Best wishes// Bernando de Aliando