Monday, October 23, 2006

The Power & The Glory (1999)
Label: Captain Oi! Records
Format: CD
Ripped: EAC mp3 (VBR - HQ)
HHA Rating: 9,5
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Inspired by the critically reviled working-class punk of Sham 69, the Cockney Rejects helped give voice to the punksubgenre tagged Oi!, partly thanks to the group's 1980 song "Oi! Oi! Oi!" The Rejects' sound was loud, brash, and crudely performed, with an irreverent sense of humor and an inclination towards mindless anarchy that made them appealing to frustrated lower-class youth and, unfortunately, the more extreme right-wing racist faction amongst the growing skinhead movement, an association the group did not encourage but for which they were soundly berated. Vocalist Jefferson Turner, guitarist Micky Geggus, bassist Vince Riordan, and drummer Keith Warrington were discovered in London's East End by Sham 69 singer Jimmy Pursey, who helped the group get a record deal. The Rejects' initial output was voluminous; their first two albums were both released in 1980 and jokingly titled Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 and 2. Greatest Hits
Vol. 3 (Live and Loud), featuring "live" versions of their best-known songs (actually recorded in a studio with an audience), and The Power and the Glory followed in 1981. The latter album found the group trying to broaden their approach, employing acoustic guitars and a more melodic orientation. 1982's The Wild Ones marked a shift towards heavy metal; unsure of their direction, the Rejects eventually disbanded in 1985, with several compilations of live and unreleased material appearing (1985's Unheard Rejects, 1987's Live and Loud!! The Bridgehouse Tapes). The Cockney Rejects reunited in 1990 for the album Lethal, which failed to make much of an impression. Ten years later saw the release of Back on the Street. - - by Steve Huey - -
1. power and the glory
2. because i'm in love
3. on the run
4. lumon
5. friends
6. teenage fantasy
7. it's over
8. on the streets again
9. byc
10. the greatest story ever told
Bonus Tracks
11. lomdob
12. beginning of the end
13. motorhead
14. francine
15. t.n.t.
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gugster said...

Do you have Adrenalin O.D´s Humungousfungusamongus?
It could fill the gap of the Duane Peters Who cares DVD for awhile.. I guess. :D

rebelrebel said...

oh yeah! thanks a lot for this Rejects