Category: Punk

Stiff little fingers – Inflammable material

Stiff little fingers – Inflammable material ‘Thom Jurek’ One more time Restless Records, in association with Ryko, trot out the first three Stiff Little Fingers albums for reissue (Inflammable Material, Nobody’s Heroes and the live Hanx), this time in the United States. They are identical to the 2001 versions with bonus tracks, so punters beware […]

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Good Charlotte – The Young and The Hopeless

Good Charlotte – The Young and The Hopeless Tom Semioli: ‘Good Charlotte’s The Young and the Hopeless is punk-pop déjà vu. Rehashing worn clichés aplenty on each track, cuts such as “The Anthem” emerge exactly as the title overtly implies: a high-velocity, guitar-driven reason to lash out against the usual growing pains inflicted by parental […]

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Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady

      ‘Ned Raggett’: If Never Mind the Bollocks and London Calling are held up as punk masterpieces, then there’s no question that Singles Going Steady belongs alongside them. In fact, the slew of astonishing seven-inches collected on Steady and their influence on future musicians – punk or otherwise — sometimes even betters more […]

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The Clash – The Clash

The Clash – The Clash       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘the Clash’s eponymous debut album was pure, unadulterated rage and fury, fueled by passion for both rock & roll and revolution. Though the cliché about punk rock was that the bands couldn’t play, the key to the Clash is that although they gave that […]

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The Ramones – Rocket To Russia

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘The Ramones provided the blueprint and Leave Home duplicated it with lesser results, but the Ramones’ third album, Rocket to Russia, perfected it. Rocket to Russia boasts a cleaner production than its predecessors, which only gives the Ramones’ music more force. It helps that the group wrote its finest […]

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The Sex Pistols – NeverMind The Bollocks

The Sex Pistols – NeverMind The Bollocks AMG Review: While mostly accurate, dismissing Never Mind the Bollocks as merely a series of loud, ragged midtempo rockers with a harsh, grating vocalist and not much melody would be a terrible error. Already anthemic songs are rendered positively transcendent by Johnny Rotten’s rabid, foaming delivery. His bitterly […]

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