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.