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WHEN RAY GUN MET CRASS

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Change your fucking attitude. The first way of changing the world is changing your attitude to it. – Penny Rimbaud, Crass The revolution isn’t men behind guns its people saying; “Yeah, I can do that!” – Penny Rimbaud, Crass The firemen are striking; the high street is a ghost town.[…]

REVIEW: SKA RARITIES – TREASURE ISLE

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SKA RARITIES: TREASURE ISLE (Trojan) Epically strong collection highlighting the founding fathers of ska. ★★★★★ This 3 CD set with 86 tracks in total includes Duke Reid, Stranger Cole, The Zodiacs, Basil Caral and Derrick Morgan among many others. It comes beautifully packaged in a bright 10-page booklet giving you[…]

REVIEW: DESERT SESSIONS VOL 11 & 12

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DESERT SESSIONS VOLS. 11 & 12 (Matador) John Homme and all-star guests rip riot. ★★★☆☆ 16 years on from the last volume, Josh Homme and a fresh group of artists have recorded 8 inspired experimental tracks in the Cali desert including Carla Azar, Matt Berry, Les Claypool, Billy Gibbons, Mike[…]

ALBUM REVIEW: THE SIMMERTONES – TEN FEET TALL

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★★★★☆ ARTIST: THE SIMMERTONES ALBUM: TEN FEET TALL LABEL: WINDRUSH Bring in the summer ska. Madness, Bad Manners and Specials fans will be strapping on their boots and braces for this 13 track album of hearty British ska. The band are tight and singer Glyn belts out the retro tunes[…]

ALBUM REVIEW: THE WONDER STUFF – BETTER BEING LUCKY

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★★★☆☆ ARTIST: THE WONDER STUFF ALBUM: BETTER BEING LUCKY LABEL: GOOD DEEDS ‘Feet to the Flames’ opens this records with an overwhelmingly exultant and triumphant sound. The track is reminiscent of a Manic Street Preachers ‘90s indie sound and Miles Hunt’s voice is alike James Dean Bradfield’s. Once one of[…]