Beerzone / Against the Flow
Album: Against the Flow   Collection:General
Artist:Beerzone   Added:Dec 2004
Label:Beer City  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-09 Pull Date: 2005-03-13 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 16
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 13, 2005: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Ha Ha Ha
3. Dec 31, 2004: Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future
Against the Flow
2. Jan 14, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Web of Lies

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-01-03
Oi!/Classic Punk styled band from Sussex, England but now residing in Portland. Some of this is reminicent of old Sham 69, Blitz, The Damned, The Anti-Nowhere League and even Bad Religion or Social D. in a few spots. Bonus points for this band’s debut album having a cartoon featuring the band sailing in a viking ship AND for having their last release called “Strangle All Of The Boy Bands”. You’ll have a lot of fun listening to this lot - guaranteed!

((((1)))) Catchy as fuck, slag-off to the music industry & their false promises. Great guitar break & riffing. (FCC: “Shit” 2:22-3)
(((2))) A piss-off to Tony Blair that strangely sounds a bit like Bad Religion. Done well but almost too repetitve.
((((3)))) Wailing guitars, fast tempo, ragin’ tempo but still really easy to follow & fun. Motorhead gone Oi?!?
(((((4))))) Funny number about on-line romance with GREAT & classic Brit punk riffing.
((((5)))) Great song but..TOTALLY UNPLAYABLE as they only say the chorus 8000 times! Two fingaz en tha ayhr ewe bostahrd!
((((6))))) Fun, inspiring, “live for the day” kinda numba ! Nice poppy chorus & fuckin’ funny lyrics, too!
((((7)))) Very ‘77 styled punk stomper with lyrics about Prohibition.
((((8)))) Bloody funny sonic punch at the King of Poop-The Perv of Santa Barbara. Play with Flipper’s “Ha Ha Ha”.
(((9))) Not about that ‘orrible Brit telly programme from the ‘80s but more literal. Melodic, with some pretty solid guitar parts but mostly focused on the vocals.
((((10)))) Sounds like a cross between Sham 69 and a bit of Social Distortion or Bad Religion. Not sure what holiday they’re talking about maybe Guy Fawlkes Day? GREAT guitar break at 1:39
((((11)))) Thudding, ripping Oi! tune about some yobbo that’s addicted to fighting but is really just a general pain in the arse than anything.
(((12))) A little too repetitve but the spirit is really great - all about just going to leave on tour (or holiday). If they could just cut the chorus in 1/2 and I’d love it.
((((13)))) Big ‘ol beat - slow thudding tempo with a great vocal performance. (Cept they sound like they lyrics are “stop going on & on” not “there’s no point going on”.
(((14))) Basic, mid-tempo & a diss on stewardesses or in this case “trolley girls” and their shallowness.
((((15)))) Fast with a lot of drums in the mix, simple punk pogo tempo and a lot of fun! This repetition actually works. It’s all about being caught in a shitty situation where a few hours seem like a lifetime

Track Listing
1. Against the Flow   8. Ha Ha Ha
2. Stupid Little Man   9. Neighbours
3. Bryza   10. Dead and Gone
4. Web of Lies   11. Simple Simon
5. Don't Give a Fuck   12. Come on
6. Life's Too Short   13. No Point
7. Can't You See   14. Trolley Dolly
  15. Stuck in Here