Neither Washington Nor Moscow
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Neither Washington Nor Moscow

25 Aug 2009

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Song Title
The Power Is Yours
Kick Over The Statues
Go Get Organised
It Can Be Done
Keep On Keeping On
Bring It Down
Hold On
Turnin' Loose
Take No Heroes
Let's Make It Work
Lean On Me
Keep On Keepin' On (Ted De Bono 12" Mix)
16 Tons
Reds Strike The Blues
99 And A Half (Won't Do)

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 July 1999
  • Release Date: 6 July 1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 1989 London Records
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  • Total Length: 1:00:11
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,031 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music fit to Trot to 6 Feb 2007
By Peter Shield VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The Socialist Worker's Party house band of the 80's, an icon of the hard left anti-thatcher struggle in Yorkshire. Along with Red Wedge, Jools the Poet, New Model Army, and live music in Bradford followed by the best, cheapest, and hotest curries in England all were an integral part of being on the left up North.
Great driving music for mountain roads, pre-party, pre-demo prep music- don't over analysis the simplistic lyrics just go with the up beat flow.
Keep on Keepin on- yeah!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red Wedge and all that Jazz 23 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
I recenly got a copy of the cd version of the skins album as my old vynil copy has seen better days.Although the cd version does not contain the untitled track on side two (if anyone can shed any light etc)but it does contain bonus tracks so it's still well worth it. On hearing it again after several years absence a have mixed feeling's. I met the band several time's as a fan and also had the pleasure of supporting them on several occasion's in the mid 80s in scotland.The thing that strike's me whenever anyone remind's of the band is the turmoil, political uphevel ,strike's,Thach etc so i won't bore you with the history lesson instead i'll try give you a different angle on the group a loved then. On a personnel level i found the group some of the most intelligent generous open and likeable people i've had the pleasure to meet. They were the genuine article they flew in the face of fastion, out of step with most things and never afraid to put there ass on the line (quite literally at times)in short they had the bottle. Fastfoward to 2002 i have a copy of the album in my player. The years have been kind to the sound perhaps a bit over blown at times.I remember giving cris the singer a hard time about the production at the time and like a true gent he took on board every druken word a spat at him bearing in mind at most post gig meet and greet's they had the delight of having the NF waiting for them as leave the hall.... Chris if by miricle you read this ....i'm sorry you were right. Take no heroes..... Only inspiration.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album just crying out to be heard 19 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Love them or loath them this was on of the most compelling albums of the 80's.Still,15 years after it first fought its way out past all the pomp of it's time it's still as clean and angry as the day it was first let out.If you have or had any kind of social conscience this is the one for you,that's if you didn't get it then.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where the hell is Chris Dean??? 12 Mar 2002
Format:Audio CD
The disappearance of one of the greatest frontmen I have ever seen live just adds to the aura surrounding this important record. Recorded in 1984/85, it is a powerful document from the fight against the right wing forces that dominated the British political landscape at that time. It is a record fashioned from the heart of the 'Miners Strike'. Yet, today, 'Neither Washington Nor Moscow' seems more relevant than it ever has done - Dean's lyrics gaining new significance in the current political climate.
For many people the Redskins were inspirational. They came and went in the kind of way that you wish the Strokes would. One album, thank you and goodnight. Leaving no trails of off-shoot projects and the like. Just...nothing.
That is what now make this record seem like the aural equivalent of Das Kapital. A collection of twelve songs set in stone but with tunes, tunes, tunes. And a beat. The kind of record you don't hear anymore. Think the Jam, the Clash, the Specials, Dexy's, the Fall and the Supremes all rolled into one. No traces of Velvet Underground or Television here. No Prog-like attempts. They want you to be focused on the task ahead with all traces of apathy removed and it's there where their anger is channelled. If that doesn't make them vital then nothing does. As they themselves put it - "The Power Is Yours". I could write about every track on the album but just trust me, it's all good.
After they disbanded rumour had it that they had recorded a follow-up(Dean told me this himself in the dressing-room at the Leadmill, Sheffield) but whether this is true remains a mystery to this day. It was whispered that Dean had become a journalist in Paris and since then little has been seen or heard. If anyone who knows where he is happens to be reading this- tell Mr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a lost treasure 22 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
I bought the album as vinyl when the band was the darling of the SWP. I had a bizarre conversation with Chris over the phone when he was looking for posters of South Africa to use at a concert. I was grumpy and I failed to realise in the modest, unassuming guy who was trying to ask for a favour that here was the hero of the vinyl I enjoyed so much. My apologies Chris and hopefully this will make up for it.

Where to start. Making political music isn't easy and making it in the environment the Redskins found themselves in was less than easy but they did it. Yes, there are Marxist lessons in the lyrics but there are also incredibly catchy songs and rhythms and so much energy. The Redskins could go from dance songs to the sort of thing you could listen to quietly by yourself, and they did it effortlessly.

I gave away all my vinyl a while back and replaced what I wanted to replace with CDs. Then two weeks ago for some reason I found myself singing Kick over the statues and I decided to replace the album. It's just as moving and catchy and powerful as it was back then. So Chris, if by chance you come out of hiding here's my thank you for putting to song arguments and ideals that weren't easy to pass on in conversation let alone in a few minutes of song. A lot of us miss you - we miss the songs, the music and the generosity. You produced something that challenge the ideas of that time and what is more impressive is that the music is still as relevant today as it was then. So, thanks. I'd give an arm and a leg to have that phone conversation again :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A crucial album for living
Just the best mix of soul, punk and politics. Saw them on The Tube way back in 84 where they came on and Chris Dean introduced a song as "dry ice Billy Bragg, dry ice". Read more
Published 5 days ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia
Listened to this back in the eighties and found it great. Still good, gets the extra star for it's classic status.
Published 10 months ago by Gustaf
4.0 out of 5 stars Agitpop
Coming after the clash they aspired to combine Soul music with a punk sensibility. They were never quite successful in this but produced some fun, politically slanted and rousing... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dr. Christopher Fasey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Clash with a side order of soul
Socialist Workers Party music and lyrics, that The Clash would be proud of, with 1960's soul sensibilities. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Thomas Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion
This record sounds like its from a different world to the souless, passionless music that is the staple of alternative music stations in the 21st century. Flashback... Read more
Published 15 months ago by pureunited
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris where are you ?
Quite simply one of the greatest albums ever made. As astute politically as anything you will ever hear it simply catches the mood of the downtrodden working classes during... Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2006 by Villaboy
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful.
Don't buy this record. Trite and mind numbingly boring. Sadly I don't seem to be able to enter zero stars so I've had to put one.
Published on 9 May 2006 by Tom Jedi
5.0 out of 5 stars Never give into commercialism
The Punk bands of the Seventies followed a boring formula of inaudible vocals, lack of melody and out of tune instruments all played at break neck speed. Read more
Published on 25 July 2005 by Ring of iceman
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough to make anyone rebelious!
Surely one of the great 80s albums that, now, seem to have captured the real spirit of the time; yuppies, miners on strike, Thatcherism. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2003 by Andrew Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough to make anyone rebelious!
Surely one of the great 80s albums that, now, seem to have captured the real spirit of the time; yuppies, miners on strike, Thatcherism. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2003 by Andrew Moore
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