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Save The World, Get The Girl

19 Oct. 2008 | Format: MP3

£5.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2008
  • Release Date: 19 Oct. 2008
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Soundproof t/a Field Recordings
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  • Total Length: 45:37
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  • ASIN: B001VJXC0O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,708 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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The King Blues are a band I discovered back with their debut album `Under the Fog' released in 2006. I could not contain my enthusiasm when offered the chance to review their new album and they did not disappoint. Lead singer Jonny `Itch' Fox described the album as "an autobiographical story about my youth". Many songs on the album are far more introspective then overtly political that deal with universal feelings such as love and friendship.

The King Blues mix punk, ska, folk and reggae into a fusion that is both anthemic and soulful. August saw the release of the first single `Let's Hang The Landlord' soon to be followed by the second single `My Boulder' on October 13th. Both songs have fantastic choruses that will be stuck in their fans heads for weeks.

Politically the albums title track `Save The World, Get The Girl' features the line "Going to war to prevent war is the most stupid thing I ever heard" and `The Streets Are Ours' acts as a perfect protest anthem. The song touches on topics like Tiananmen Square and Indymedia (a collective of independent journalists offering non-profit news at grassroots level).

With the heartfelt and political songs, Itch has found time to express his sense of humour with the end track `What If Punk Never Happened'. In near spoken word the poetry flows smoothly and presenting an alternative reality where the social and cultural impact of punk music would never be felt.

The King Blues have made another outstanding record and given their support on Radio 1 from the likes of Zane Lowe and Mike Davies their profile will continue to rise. `Save The World, Get The Girl' has delivered an album of sheer passion crammed with uplifting songs for which we can all relate.
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The King Blues second album is surely the best British album of 2008.
Not only can you sing your heart out at 3am to every song, but so can your Gran.
Its more awesome than a skanking duck - and that's awesome.
Buy it, and make the world a better place.
Save The World - Get The Girl
And while you're at it, treat your ears to the wonder that is their first album, seriously, its like listening to little punk rock angels.
Under The Fog
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After thinking Under the Fog was possibly the best album I'd ever heard, I was in doubt as to whether The King Blues would be able to top themselves yet again with Save the World, Get the Girl. But, never failing to impress, they have. Save the World, Get the Girl is 100% amazing from start to finish, with complete anthems such as I Got Love to lyrical masterpieces such as the last track What If Punk Never Happened. The King Blues are without a doubt my favourite band.
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I first heard the king blues on spotify when their new album Punk and Poetry was being advertised. I decided to listen and i fell in love with this band :) I then bought all their albums and not a penny was wasted! In my opinion Save the World, Get the Girl stands out among the three. Ive now booked tickets to see them at chinnerys in august and i can not wait! Please people give this band a chance. They need the support! Anyways great album from a great band!
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What an album this is. I would say it's a must for anyone who likes music and is an absolute, definite, no-brainer must-have for anyone dissatisfied with the world today.

As another poster said, the King Blues combine a number of musical styles - I'd describe them as ska, reggae and punk with a bit of hip-hop and folk thrown in. The result is songs which instantly grab you musically and ram anthems into your head which don't escape for days.

And then there are the lyrics. So passionately political, anti-war and anti-capitalist they are hard to beat and phenomenally uplifting for anyone who shares those views, such as myself. "Going to war to prevent war is the most stupid thing I've ever heard". That line should serve as an epitaph for the warmongering "interventionalist" policies of the last decade.

And on top of all that is a good dose of humour. Underneath This Lamppost Light makes me laugh out loud. Unless I have badly misinterpreted the song, it is ripping the pee out of middle-of-the-road love songs - you know, the kind of stuff mainstream radio thinks people want to listen to on a Sunday morning.

This album is just awesome and will stand as a social commentary on Britain 2008 forever.
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i can keep this review short and sweet.the king blues are one of the finest bands around at the moment and every song on here stands up to repeated listening.i could go on and on about the merits of each track but if you are reading this you must have an interest in this sort of music.stop reading and start listening.i would also highly recommend punk and poetry,another 5 star effort.
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I like this new side of the king blues. I know their music isn't as political as it used to be, but it's still meaningful in other ways - More personal in my opinion. I got into this band after seeing them at some festival, now I can't stop listening to them.
The world needs more bands like this, that actually talk about real issues. They're the only band I've ever seen walking down the street protesting against the war.
The best song on there, in my opinion, is 'What if punk never happened'. I mean, I never even listened to punk, but it's really interesting hearing itch talk about how it affected him personally.
I'd much rather support a REAL band like this rather than some completely fake, meaningless band like 3OH!3 or something.
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