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Surrender to the Blender


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Product details

  • Audio CD (22 May 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • ASIN: B00004SGHD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,074 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Someone To Hate
3. No Peace
4. Day in Day Out
5. London Born
6. Be Warned
7. The Postman Song
8. Your Worst Enemy
9. American Funded Genocide
10. Amuse The Young And Amaze The Old
11. Espiritu Du Carnaval
12. Crackhead
13. The Postman Song (2nd Post)
14. People Taking Over
15. Freedom Day

Product Description

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With today's so-called punks displaying all the characteristics of a full-frontal lobotomy, politico-punkers King Prawn should come as a breath of fresh air. Surrender To The Blender, the London-based quartet's second album is pitched somewhere between the rampant ska-punk of Rancid and the brooding dub atmospherics of the Specials' Ghost Town, but King Prawn's punker-than-thou credentials remain firmly in place. Sure, the themes that the Prawn cover are laudably humanitarian; urban decay ("No Peace"), untrustworthy politicians ("Be Warned") and the perils of global capitalism ("American Funded Genocide")--but sadly, as the titles suggest, theirs is little more than the most elementary grasp of their subjects. When the tunes are as good as the spluttering skank-down of "Day In Day Out", it hardly seems to matter, but it's a sorry truth that Surrender To The Blender is an inconsistent article, blighted by the lumbering oddities like "Crackhead", which borrow from a handful of genres, but grasp the worst of every world. --Louis Pattison

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. S. Brant on 7 Sep 2000
Format: Audio CD
At a time when politics in music (and in life generally) is a taboo subject, King Prawn really do come as a breath of fresh air. Louis Pattison (the person who reviewed this album for Amazon) seems to want a band with a fully formed political manifesto, such as Crass or The Redskins in the 1980's. The trouble with the latter approach is that musicians do not tend to make very good political theoriticians or leaders. King Prawn are accused by Louis Pattison of only having an elementary grasp of their subjects. What does he want, lyrics that resemble something torn out of Das Kapital or its anarchist equivalent? People would just switch off. This is street music, and King Prawn play an innovative brand of street music that genuinely breaks down musical and cultural barriers. Every type of street music style you can think of is there, including hardcore punk, hip-hop, reggae, rap, ska, even thrash metal. Not all of it works all of the time, but 'Surrender to the Blender' is still a superb album. I personally prefer the more in your face 'Fried in London', but I'm sure plenty of King Prawn fans will disagree.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
Considering the UK has such an amazing spread of talented songwriters and musicians, it amazes me the KP lads dont get more critically aclaimed than they are. This album challenges all ska/punk bands and beats them hands down with their innovative song writing and subject matter. This album is full of high points and very few low points, my only gripe is that it should have been longer! 'London Born' and 'Day In, Day Out' are stand out tracks from an excellant bunch of songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
It's nice to see that upbeat cheery ska-SoCal stuff isn't just confined to the Yanks. Londoners King Prawn have come up with an album that has given them a moody, trampy combat-wearing cult following that usually hang round the local pub like a bad smell.
I should hate them for that. But I can't, because whilst not a trendy punk fan I totally appreciate the grooviness and infectiousness of this album. Someone To Hate and No Peace are thoroughly enjoyable tunes. Most of the album is cartoonish but fun if a little repetitive. This is one band who are worthy of their cult status.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
this cd is just a snippit, a sample, a blast of sound as the club doors close. King prawn are a predominantly live band, they entertain, and do it well, but this cd is more then entertainment, its a decoration, something that can be recoganised as a rug, a painting, a smell as you could in the room, and hear this on your sterio. You should buy this, its not much money, but it opens you up to a huge range of music and i can confindently say that almost everyone will like it, and open you up to more music to embrase.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct 2001
Format: Audio CD
King Prawn are hard to pin-down musically. If you get this album expecting the up-beat, horn-powered so-cal sound that has become associated with skacore, then you'll be dissapointed. The Prawn seem to draw more parallels with the like of Sublime's bass-driven reggae-dub. Whilst not comparing to seeing the band live (amazing) this CD reminds you that British new-school punk can be origional and doesn't have to sound like Less Than Jake, NoFX or Rancid.
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