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Armitage Shanks / Urinal Heap
Album:Urinal Heap Collection:General
Artist:Armitage Shanks Added:11/2004
Label:Damaged Goods 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-01-09 Pull Date:2005-03-13 
Week Ending:27 Feb6 Feb30 Jan23 Jan16 Jan
Airplays:31113

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4.Sun, 20 Feb 05:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
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6.Sun, 23 Jan 05:smurph
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Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-01-03 
Super catchy, rip-roarin’ garage/punk that goes somewhat in the vibe of their mate, Billy Childish. The Shanks ‘ave been ‘round the block for awhile and put forth a collection of nice & simple Britpunk and yep there are definitively British - no fake ass Rancid accents here. Names like Rod Vomit and Dick Scum sanctificy their severe punk-ness.

((((1)))) Strummy, early Fall/Billy Childish pissed off romp. Excellent.
(((2))) (FCC 0:03-0:02 “cunt” said REAL LOUD and at the end of the song) Buzzcocks-like but with a Cockney accent instead of Mancuian one. Repetitive but mostly solid rant against some one who hogs the facilities at the laundromat.
((((3)))) Pissed off insult-laden number against “cheap reepov bostadz!” with a killer wailing solo in the mix.
(((4))) Mid-tempo punk/60’s garage band styled with some good guitar parts.
((((5)))) A strummy desperate tale about livin’ in a high-rise shitty tower block apartment. Lots of killer breakdowns & guitars.
((((6)))) Wailin’ guitars, basic up-down riffing & snarlin’ Buzzcocks vibe.
(((7))) Pretty good cover of the ‘ol Issac Hayes/David Porter classic.
(((8))) Very much like Billy Childish, early Kinks. Pretty basic and redundant as hell chorus.
(((((9))))) KILLER garage/punk tune. Repetitve? Sure but here it totally works...it’s all rather pissed off sounding and the guitar are just vicious!
((((10)))) A cover song but I dunno who did the original. Sounds rather “Beat” era. In fact, it almost Kinks-like. Catchy as hell and filled with the spirit of ‘65 fer sure.
(((((11))))) Speakin’ of “Beat” & mid-60’s. This is a Who cover but I dunno the original but this one sound fuckin’ stunning!
((((12)))) Snarlin’, “condemmin’ th’ ol bloodee lot av ‘ya!” Right good Brit punk!
((((13)))) Nice cover of a 60’s R&B classic.
(((14))) Strummy, kinda fast & not-so-good repetitve filled with silly double entendérs.
((15)) Are singing about a girl named Olga Wright? Oh no it’s “All Go Right”. Catchy but not well crafted garage/punk.
(((16))) A satire of 70’s rockers Uriah Heep? Nope not quite-but it is a groovy little instrumental that sounds like it could’ve came out in ‘66 or so but not released until it wound up on some “Back From The Grave” compilation or something.

Track Listing
1.Drowning not Waving 9.Told You So
2.Dirty Water 10.Get Yourself Together
3.You Owe Me 11.Circles
4.Jack Regan 12.Dust
5.14TH Floor 13.Knock on Wood
6.Six Minutes 14.Ladyboy
7.Hold on I'm Coming 15.Where Did It All Go Right
8.Shifting Sands 16.Urinal Heap