Review: THE PISSED ONES – Piss In Your Pocket LP

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THE PISSED ONES
Piss In Your Pocket LP
Eat The Rat Records

I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly makes this band so different from countless like-minded acts of the ’77 revival imprint. All I know for sure is that you’d get hooked instantly within the first 20 seconds of the album, with the powerfully simple Wilko Jonson’esque riff of „Don’t You Get it“ blasting through the speakers. Having said this, it shouldn’t take you by surprise that THE PISSED ONES in my book are definitely making it onto the short list of the best contemporary bands outta Germany, if not certainly pulling ahead to the top of that list. Recently, this Dresden based outfit has just released their second release, „Piss In Your Pocket“, succeeding last year’s tape debut „All Pissed Up“, and now, with a proper LP under their belt, THE PISSED ONES once again successfully enter the rough-edged terrain of the late 70s UK punk explosion and deliver this sound in full effect.

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Reissue Rumble: AIRSHIP – Get Out, Take Your Mother With You / Gimme A Can Of Spray Paint 7″

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AIRSHIP
Get Out, Take Your Mother With You / Gimme A Can Of Spray Paint 7″
Meanbean Records

Jeez, this is an essential and fully realized single re-release packed with two pub rock/“fake” punk songs that draw from JET STAXX, BUZZ and ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS. It is nothing short of puzzling to me that this 7“ has hitherto not been reissued on vinyl, except for the odd bootleg or comp here and there, because both songs are stellar. But first things first: since 2014, it has been good to have Martin over at Québec-based Meanbean Records putting some classic stuff together—no matter whether a heavily sought-after monumental powerpop-retrospective (check the upcoming 7“ by the REGULAR GUYS) or a totally unknown KBD-obscurity (that WIPERS record should be right up you alley!)—, cranking out old material as good as ever. He apparently likes pissing away money on records just as much as Sing Sing did and fills the void after they sadly called it quits.Read More »