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lördag 10 april 2010

Brazen rogues - PBR streetgang

01. PBR street gang
02. This one's for you
03. Brazen to the blaze
04. Who's god?
05. Patriot
06. In the gutter
07. Heads or tails
08. Kill the white hats
09. Aggro anthem
10. Circle pit
11. Brazen doll
12. March of the bootboys
13. Outro

Released by Independent records in 2004.

Band from Cleveland, Ohio created back in 2000 by friends Vicks (guitar/vocals), Alex (bass/vocals) and Mark Rheaume. They released their first album in 2003 called Shamelessy bold scoundrels (wich is absolutely impossible to find now) and right after that Mark left the band. Without a drummer Vick turned to his coworker and brother fireman Rick to fill the spot (they have a song to all brother firemen called Brazen to the blaze on this record) and with this line-up they recorded this album. After some time Alex also left the band and joined together with old friend Mark Rheaume to start the metal band Deadiron. Brazen contributed with the track In the gutter to the 2006 compilation Backstreets of American Oi! Vol. 2 and did some re-union shows in 2007 but to my knowledge the band is not active today.

Another band that (to my happines) lacks the toughguy attitude and actually has a lot of humour in their songs. They are also not afraid to experiment with their sound going from straight Oi!core on some tracks to a more country feeling on other tracks. Even if a lot of tracks go a bit cliché like on the track March of the bootboys and some random Oi! shouting where it doesnt belong its far from generic. First half of the album is the best and This one's for you starts he album of on the right track with some classic skinhead rock'n'roll and continues well with the track Who's god? that is a dedication to Johnny Cash and anyone who has ever been into the man in black will hear wellknown lyrics melted into the song. The best tracks though are Patriot and In the gutter that are more of the classic Oi! songs and that also show of the main reason why i like this band mainly the drums. Other great tracks are Kill the white hats that i have no idea what its about (leave a comment if you do) and the track Circle pit that has a bit of a pop-feeling to it.

This is a great band that i think many people has missed so download it and let me know what you think of it.

3 kommentarer:

  1. I used to hang out with these guys around when this came out. You are completely wrong about the toughguy attitude though (besides Alex). Vicks and Rick never let down their toughguy image. I think they thought that they wouldn't be real skinheads if they didn't act tough 100% of the time. Alex was one of the nicest guys I've ever met though. One thing that kind of upset me about this band though was their lack of knowledge about Oi music in general. Every time I would hang out with them they would be listening to either Dropkick Murphys or The Pougues (one time they were listening to The Business though). Once I put on an Angelic Upstarts CD that I had and it was turned off before one song finished. The problem is that they all got into punk and oi music late in life, so they didn't quite know much about it (I'm pretty sure they used to be metalheads). The song "Kill The White Hats" is about a certain type of person that the punks and skins in Cleveland would refer to as "white hats". "White hats" are usually frat boys or anyone with a similar mentality to frat boys(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Frat%20Boy). They are called "white hats" because probably about 90% of the time they actually did wear white baseball caps. And also the first album is complete garbage, you don't want to hear it.

  2. haha I actually just found this: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=white%20hat

  3. Thanks for the info whoever you are