Disgraceful – Are Leading You… ‘Up The Garden Path’.
Cover photo credit – Soddy Silver AndBold
There’s something about British Punk music and Ska-Punk in particular, that has been very hard to replicate in other Punk-Rock scenes in western countries and indeed globally. That’s not to insinuate any sort of superiority in any form but the quirks, humour and general, for lack of a better word, weirdness are second to none.
The Norwich based Thrash infused Ska-Punk band, Disgraceful, are definitely up there in that niche and their debut EP is certainly something.
The raspy Ska flutter of ‘ELC’ is in-tune with this serious lack of taking themselves seriously – ‘Early learning centre, they say its child’s pay – want to be a grown-up is what they all say‘.
‘Lights Out’ sounds like a cross between “Crack Rock Steady” and Citizen Fish and conjures images of skanking round your local pub while Disgraceful try to make it certain you spill your cider with super-charged Ska.
‘Greasy Bastard’ follows a similar route with but with a far more jangly guitar tone as it chronicles the story of that weirdo who has become somewhat obsessed. The band’s self proclaimed appreciation for Thrash also makes itself known, although is sadly disproportionally placed.
The closing composition of ’21 Reasons’ samples a more groove-laden rhythm section with strong gyration-inducing riffs and tough bass work without trying to be anything other than what it is.
Before writing these closing paragraphs, I felt somewhat momentarily disappointed in the quantity of prose written, but then I realised that thats ok and that is indeed just fine.
Why? Well, the fact I can’t find too much to say about this release, for once, isn’t actually a criticism and I also have no gratuitous compliments either, because this is a fun, engaging and no bullshit Ska-Punk release ‘[…] and that’s all I have to say about that‘ – Forrest Gump.
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