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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

FLATS - Are They Taking The Piss?



Well I got my FLATS E.P through the post the other day. Five tracks, total running time seven minutes. It comes in a fold out sleeve, no lyrics or agenda, just a picture of the band. The only agenda seems to be that Flats don’t like mods; Rat Pack testifies to this, just as The Exploited did with Fuck a Mod and The Fits did with Odd Bod Mod, back in the day. But surely this tribal rival revelry is a thing of the past? Or it should be, has nothing been learned; divided youths are easier to control.
Mucky Pup is a reasonable cover of the Puncture classic, but guys what about the words, I mean when was the last time the news was on at 9.00 clock? and surely Fiona Bruce is more relevant, when did Angela Ripon last read the news?. As for the other tracks, it’s hard to tell what they’re about , words lost through the garbled vocals, boombing bass, thumping drums and fuzzed guitar, all at 90mph A great sound, but back in the 80’s, the message was just as important as the music to the Riot City No Future Anarcho Punk generation. I can’t help but wonder if this aint some great big wind up courtesy of some merry pranksters in the music biz, I mean it’s all 80’s this and 80’s that, an era that refuses to die 20+ years on, thanks to the media everything is repackaged and resold as something new, but lacking any real authenticity which is how I feel about Flats, which is a shame, cos they make a great and good row. If you fancy a blast of a couple of Flats ‘tunes’ you know what do.

9 comments:

Kostas said...

Thnx!!!

Longy said...

Its a right throwback to the early 80's isn't it! Cheers Nuzz.

Mark said...

It's like some anarcho-punk Showaddywaddy....

Anonymous said...

Hey! Don't knock the 'waddy!

Chris Ripple said...

Yeeuuk !
I don't often say this on this site, but honestly Nuzz...
This is shite !
It wouldn't even be counted as good if it had been an 80's original.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

....or is it art?

Chris Ripple said...

Fuck art Let's dance

I think Lawrence Ferlinghetti said that.

But if he hadn't, I might've ? and thinking about it, you might've too ?

Anonymous said...

Band feature the son-of some-one big-in the early-90's from the Britpop era - can't remeber who now - Alan McGhee? someone like that - which explains all the hype coming straight outa nowhere

Novemberer said...

Yes, it's Alan McGee's son Daniel (they were estranged until a couple of years ago apparently due to McGee's 90s drink problem). Perhaps they're planning some J&MC-type style riot-as-art shenanigans? Thing is, the J&MC actually had some BLOODY GOOD SONGS didn't they...?

P.S. Yes, I am "old".