THE GONADS who have been around since 1975 and the relatively new band THE UPRISERS, have joined forces and recorded a split EP that contains four tracks, and has a playing time of eleven minutes. THE UPRISERS feature members of THE BRUISERS and THE RADICTS on this first release by them.
The first song by THE GONADS, “Harry Mays Revenge” has gruff lead vocals, gritty guitar playing, thumping bass, killer drumming and a great chorus that takes you back to the late 70s when Oi! was new and exciting, and “These Are our Streets” gets more powerful and tastier guitar playing than on their first song. The band have great gang vocals and really have great energy on this highlight. THE UPRISERS first song, “Just Like Me” is a barnstormer of a track with the band playing full-out and showing how much power they have, with great banging drums, driving bass, a great guitar solo, gang vocals and slightly gruff lead vocals. “Angel Eyes” keeps the fast punk rock energy going and if you don’t get up and dance to this song, you must be dead. I can see this song being popular in a live setting with people slamming into one another full tilt and singing along to it.
Two bands with slightly different takes on punk rock make this a fantastic single that deserves to be in your collection. With great lyrics, great playing and the fact that all of the songs are kick ass, you can’t go wrong, so go out and grab this one.
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