Friday, 16 May 2008
THE GLORY STRUMMERS - Retrograde Steps? (4 Track 12")
The Glory Strummers were self styled ‘underground guitar groovers’, operating out of London during the early 90's. This is their debut single, a great slice of Clash/Alarm rock’n’roll full of energy and anger. Here’s what their press release said “The Glory Strummers are the positive of the opposite. A hybrid force of Retrograde and Futurism, very self-indulgent but very intoxicating to the degree of grabbing you, making your blood pump with excitement, then leaving you hungover, interrogating your sole! This band doesn’t listen to anyone and listens to everything. If something agitates this band it becomes a song. Everything they do is truly from the heart, thus not caring about who’s or what establishment they upset.” Fighting talk in an era of Brit-Pop and Madchester bands with baggy backbeats, dunno what happened to The Glory Strummers, but these 4 tracks are a fine legacy. Get yer ears around them with a quick click here!