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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Moon Ska UK
  • ASIN: 5552313909
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "bowling_pin" on 6 Feb. 2003
Format: Audio CD
WHITMORE - SMOKE THE ROACH
This is the debut album for the Wiltshire ska/punk trio, after seeing them numerous times before I was used to the expletive and explosive shows of Robb, Glenn (both ex-Uncle Brian) and Jay. For this album I think the band has approached the album with some though, in some of the songs they have uncharacteristically laid off a bit, there not as raw and rough as there live shows, sound a lot cleaner (Robb has a lot tamer voice in this full length) and have creatively added other instruments which the would never play in a show, e.g. organs and police siren in * (star thing) and synthesiser noises in 'drop the bomb' plus having percussion instruments in many of the songs.
Stand out songs in this album are bouncy ska/punk tracks * (star thing) and tell you twice, and the awesome dub 'drop the bomb' and 'I am strong ', plus 'on the ceiling' was used for an interlude on a punk-rock T.V. station. There properly playing a venue near you now so go see them live.
good album - check it out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "kerryjj" on 3 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
If your searching through Amazon looking for a band which combines ska/punk with some hardcore then I think that you have just found them! Whitmore couldn't get any better if they tried! Smoke the Roach is a really well blended album of mostly punk with stints of ska and some screamo action! Recommended for anybody who likes bands such as Good Charlotte, Not Katies and Spankboy to name but a few! BUY NOW!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By li33ie on 25 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
ive seen whitmore play a lot in the last 18 months and this cd just sums up everything that whitmore are about. brilliant punk and ska that shows now they can play with the big names in the industry. not many bands play as well live as they do on cd but whitmore are there with the very best in live acts. thoroughly recommended - go buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack on 19 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album for anyone who likes a bit of ska mixed with a nice bit of punk rock, Whitmore combine these genres brilliantly to produce a reasonably original sound. This is must buy for anyone who has heard them before or who likes thier punk loud, fast and with a bit of ska=)
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Format: Audio CD
I've seen Whitmore twice, and they quite simply ooze talent and catchy ska riffs which will have u dying for 'a little jigg' as frontman robb once said the last time i saw them in leeds on the golfing on the moon tour.
To start with theres a re-vamped version of 'Alison', and this version has so few expletives it can actually get radio play, unlike the version on '260', their first ep on moon ska, its a classic catchy melodic pop-punk song about a girl.
The album continues with a few new skanky-punky songs and then you can really hear why this is called a ska band with the strangely titled '* (star thing)' which was also a b-side along with '1000 bongs', but does not make an appearance on this although it is still being used as a filler at some shows, from the second ep, nine bar blues. this is followed by another song which was a live track on nine bar blues, and definately brings blink 182 or mest to mind.
Soon pops along the excellent live favourite 'tell you twice' which is most skanktastic and will have you charging to the front of the crowd, which most likely is singing along happily.
Nine bar blues then comes along but because i cant seem to find the album at the moment im not sure if its a new version, but its still a cracking song... about strange substances and a truck from what i remember.
the album continues being a mixture of ska-punk-rock (change to skapunknerdrock if you're a bus drivers fan, although theres no horn with whitmore) which as everyone else says does bring to mind sublime, less than jake, sugarcult, mest, goldfinger etc... if you like and of those bands or anything that can be slotted into ska or punk you will be overjoyed with this buy!
Added into this Whitmore are all really nice guys to talk to and know and even joined in the pit at when 4ft fingers played.
Buy it before the world ends!
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loads of good fun this album is a bit like the spunge albums but in a way it is better the whole attitude and performance is more passionate and better the music is fun to listen to there is lots of rocking moments and lots of bass heavy ska moments all sung with a strong british accent too. the songs are more memorable and the bass playing is brilliant too. The band is less known than some others like them which is a shame they should have been a bigger it seems however british ska punk bands were doomed never to really make great commercial success something about their overall timbre didn't quite appeal to enough people I guess they do tend to have a more gritty feel to it. Still this is brilliant and well worth the money
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