Strange post this one! I’m re-posting something I posted a couple of days ago. THE ENEMY - Music For The People *A REVIEW* Reason being; that I received an email, informing me that it had been removed because:
I’m a bit confused as: There was no link to download the album and the track I did post had already been available as a free download from the band anyway. The offending link has been removed, but the words are the same.
I’ve been looking forward to this release for a time. Typical NME response, build ‘em up and knock ‘em down, slightly more favourable reviews else where, but really, who believes or gives a shit what the reviewers say, I don’t expect you to rush out and buy a copy on my account, but I would say it’s worth spending yer dole money or meagre wages on, or better still a few minutes on the old internet. The band have developed into more of a Rock beast since We Live And Die In These Towns; this is not a bad thing! A bit like how The Clash did, from their debut to Give ‘em Enough Rope. Talking of the Clash, there’s a great track Don’t Break The Red Tape that is in part is a complete lift of London’s Calling with a John Lydon sneer to it, not so much a rip off, more a homage to their roots, as are The Who and Led Zep style riffs. Chuck in The Jam and a bit of David Bowie add to it some great social commentary lyrics, and there you have it; the ingredients of a great British Rock’n’Roll album, which is what this is. Music for the people? like that old dog on the insurance advert, (No! not Iggy Pop) says “Oh Yes” Here’s hoping the people give it a listen, and don’t believe everything that they read in the press. If yer looking for a copy here, yer out of luck. I’ll leave it to others to continue to kill the music biz with illegal downloads. My tongue is firmly in cheek there, cos the music biz needs and deserves a good kicking!