Interesting thing here. Santa Cruz band BL'AST are releasing some unreleased tapes from a recording session that has been long viewed as lost. How cool! Clifford and crew has been seen by your author ohhhh about 20 times or so as they were from Santa Cruz and San Jose is only 20 miles to the east. Saw them play The Farm in San Francisco quite a few times and I have to admit that I was impressed with their sheer brutality while playing live. Some said they were Black Flag clones, me? Naw, they were different and unique! I am stoked that this is coming out and even more stoked that Dave Grohl is going to make it happen. Clifford! Why did you not tell me about this? Or did you?? Drinking shrinks the memory when listening to others at the bar!
Continuing where they left off with their splendid split with Last Rough Cause comes these 13 hard hitting Oi! songs. Gimp Fist has always hinted at greatness and with this album, they have achieved it. By far one of the best "new" Oi! bands out there, They have style, they have class, well, they have IT...really. They know how to write tough, catchy songs that just grab you by the throat. You can hear their influences in their songs, think Red Alert and Cockney Rejects....then they stretch it with a pseudo white reggae track entitled Guilty which reminds me of The Ruts....and boy that organ sound is mean and dirty...quite sinister really. Top notch! Please check these guys out as they are quite talented and well.....damn good!!! A+ release here
I am wondering, does anyone have Generaton X's Day By Day/Paranoid single that was released on Empty in 2004?? Also Brit punk band Patrol who released one single and appeared on a few comps and a single released a retrospective cd on their own label a few years ago. I am desperately seeking both of these. HELP!
Edit....I now have all The Patrol stuff, but I am still looking for Gen X's single