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Live for Now
Live for Now

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original US Skinhead Band, 2 Feb 2004
This review is from: Live for Now (Audio CD)
Iron Cross came out of Washington D.C. hardcore scene in the early 80's and were friends with bands like Minor Threat and SOA. Now, instead of playing 1000 mph like everyone else, they went for a more British Punkrock sound. Originally they were a punks, the skinhead image came later. It's worth mentioning here that Iron Cross were the first skinhead band and despite the name they were NOT Nazis or Racsists or anything like that.
The name was just a name nothing more, and since Skins weren't originally Nazis in the first place being a skinhead doesn't prove they had any right wing leanings.
This cd compiles all the released recordings from the Flex Your Head comp, Skinhead Glory EP and the Hated and Proud EP. It also has tracks recorded in the above sessions that were never released. So it is a complete package. The music is great, really hard, shambolic but also melodic with something to say. The liner notes tell the Iron Cross story through ex band members.
I would recommend this as an important part of American punk history and should be in any punk's, skin's, or anyone who likes good rock music's collection.


Blackout
Blackout
Price: £9.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gonna Be a Blackout!, 11 Jun 2003
This review is from: Blackout (Audio CD)
First thing is this is a great album. However there are no "Fightstarter Karaoke's" or "Boys On The Dock's" so I wouldn't recomend this to people who want to start getting into the Dropkick Murphys as it isn't representative of their early work. This is an album for Long Term fans who will appreciate the changes. Newcomers will listen to this and think the band are junk which would be a stupid thing to think. With this album they have moved on from the usual street anthems found on their 1st and 2nd albums and have further explored their folk side. There's more of of an attempt to mould punk and folk together rather than "heres a punk song" and "heres a folk song". The rockier stuff is also slower than on the first three albums. Highlights include a cover of The Fields of Athenry and an unrecorded Woody Guthrie song, "Gonna be a Blackout Tonight" (which I'm sure sounds different to what Woody had in mind)! It even comes with a bonus DVD with live footage a video and a trailer to a new DVD coming out. SO GET THIS!


Blackout
Blackout
Price: £9.16

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gonna Be a Blackout!, 11 Jun 2003
This review is from: Blackout (Audio CD)
First thing is this is a great album. However there are no "Fightstarter Karaoke's" or "Boys On The Dock's" so I wouldn't recomend this to people who want to start getting into the Dropkick Murphys as it isn't representative of their early work. This is an album for Long Term fans who will appreciate the changes. Newcomers will listen to this and think the band are junk which would be a stupid thing to think. With this album they have moved on from the usual street anthems found on their 1st and 2nd albums and have further explored their folk side. There's more of of an attempt to mould punk and folk together rather than "heres a punk song" and "heres a folk song". The rockier stuff is also slower than on the first three albums. Highlights include a cover of The Fields of Athenry and an unrecorded Woody Guthrie song, "Gonna be a Blackout Tonight" (which I'm sure sounds different to what Woody had in mind)! It even comes with a bonus DVD with live footage a video and a trailer to a new DVD coming out. SO GET THIS!
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