Monday, 27 August 2007
A 3 MAN RIOT !
In a phoney world of perfection, here comes something real and honest, warts'n'all. Showing scant regard for all things high tech in the world of recording; ARMIES OF ANGER serve up a healthy slab of 'punk rawk', which takes me back to the anarcho punk days of the 80's. A time of sending a blank tape and a stamped addressed envelope to a band you came across in a fanzine, then a couple of weeks latter it would be returned through yer letter box like a mini letter bomb with a recording of the band on it. All my first Subhumans listening was on cassettes sent to Dick at his home in Melksham, which coincidentally is where Armies of Anger are from. Must be something in the water or the cider. The brilliantly named Maximum Rage On The Minimum Wage EP is 9 tracks of fast furious shouty agit punk with some traces of dub thrown on to the fire for good measure, and a nice break between the onslaught and assault on governments, their wars, lies and social injustices. The words; spat out with venom, anger and passion against the shit we are living in. This is great stuff, think The Ruts, Crass, Stiff Little Fingers and The Subhumans. 101% Punk rock, delivered in the way it should be; DIY, rough/raw and ready/Wild/feral/Urgent and Angry. This needs to be heard, life affirming stuff that shows Revolution and Resistance is alive and kicking in Britain 2007. Ignore at your peril. Get the demo here, and go to the left and check out these for their web page and myspace site. Hey it's great to be alive and all's well in the world with shit like this going down. Bring forth the guillotine!