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Sunday, 31 July 2011

VIVE LE ROCK - Down On The Street (A Compilation)

Here’s a bit of music for yer, the free CD with issue three of Vive Le Rock Magazine. It’s a case of something old, new, borrowed and blue, and in some cases the good the bad and the ugly on this compilation, which kicks off with IGGY POP delivering a blistering live version of I Wanna Be Your Dog, with added beef from ex Sex Pistol Steve Jones. WATTS rock out from the garage, while THE BERMONDSEY JOY RIDERS turn in their R’n’B soaked ode to The New York Dolls, Part Of My Problem. FACE TO FACE sound like Busted, or do Busted sound like Face To Face? MOTORPSYCHO provide a hard and heavy cover of Patrik Fitzgerald’s Punch, featuring guest vocalist Jello Biafra’s distinct delivery. HOOK-LINE RIOT sound like Green Day meeting The Gaslight Anthem at the skate park. The Damned’s RAT SCABIES and BRIAN JAMES re-unite for a high speed chase through The Pink Fairies Teenage Rebel. Time for another Patrik Fitzgerald cover, this time MILK KAN update Ragged Generation for the hip hop/rap generation. THE DESTRUCTORS, one of my favourites from the ’class of 1980’s Punk Rock’ deliver a brilliant knockabout slice of punk entitled Who Gives a Toss (About Jonathon Ross). SILVERY sound a lot like Punishment Of Luxury. THE SKUZZIES supply Hungry as a Hand, a track from their debut album out on Easy Action Records. THE ADJUSTERS, have a Dead Boys/Heartbreakers swagger and swing to their stride, I can't stop playing their track; Wrong Place, Wrong Time. BC give us a techno take on Ghost Riders In The Sky. The compilation comes to a close with the street punk of NOISE AGENTS, and some female fronted Punk Metal Pop from DRAGSTER. All in all this is well worth a click of yer mouse, and the new issue of Vive Le Rock is out in September, which is well worth the price of admission.


RevolutionaryBum said...

Great Zine ! Just got a copy of this issue hear in the states @ 40% off thanks to the death of Borders Books, a worthless funnel for mass produced garbage pawned off as actual books. The only complaint I have is the size of the print ! Damn guys were getting old no way around it, even with my reading glasses it's small =) Fuck ! Trying to read about Iggys possible retirement due to age and stage combat wile needing a microscope in order to read it, is that irony ? or just an old Fuckin' punk ? Cheers...

dj ny said...

Very cool, any mag that puts Rat Scabies on a comp is worth checking out.

Anonymous said...

bloody hell. finally a "classic rock" style magazine for old punks! ahahaha!

gotta get on the subscription then! thanks for pointing this out.

Anonymous said...

found new link: http://www.4shared.com/rar/GRbHLw7E/VIVE_LE_ROCK_-_Down_on_the_str.html