Wow ! What a nice surprise! The always respected(but rather monotonous,let'face the facts)Vice Squad is now a melodic but powerful punk band.....a little California influenced but with excellent taste.Songs are original,with a
sound of their own,catchy,powerful guitar riffs and the only
thing that has'nt changed is Becki's vocal register.....amazing! we're talking 20 years later!!!! How much I like this new stuff.Give it a try yourself !!!!
on 22 May 2009
I heard this at a friends house and did not realise this was THE Vice Squad. The sound has changed somewhat since the early, early stuff, but I actually prefer the new sound - I am partial to a bit of Motorhead / HardCore and the like - on Get A Life you can hear that (gorgeous) Beki wears her rock influences proudly on her sleeve (or skirt hem if you prefer). Beki has an amazing voice which carries the punk message perfectly, far better than the whiny, pop vocals of some female fronted Uk/US bands for sure. I was disappointed at the sleeve but hey you can turn it inside out...... I'd prefer just a photo of Beki on the front rather than looking at the bunch of misfit blokes on the cover.
Production could have been better but then again it is 10 years old and will be deleted soon.