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The 905’s – Sub-Zero

The 905’s – Sub-Zero

The 905’s combine everything we love about Canadian Punk from the early 1980’s. They seem to hit the mark just right as Punk Rock was starting to go mainstream and lean into the New Wave sound that was to come next. It is a very precise point in our musical history. The 905’s seem to catch that moment very well. The lead singer Andy Butler has that classic 80’s voice to fully elaborate on what this band is trying to accomplish.

This record is very riff oriented, so if you like AC/DC, The Clash, The Who, Teenage Head, this will fit into your collection well. The opening track, “Cardboard World”, has a glorious opening that will immediately suck you in for the ride. The question, is this recycled punk? Get the record and find out.

There are anthems for girls with,” Prowling Pretty Creatures”, and anthem for boys, “Push them aside”. We even have songs for the loners out there with,” Never Understand”. All of these songs are quite moshable. Is that even a word? In punk language I would say YES!

“Low”, starts off side two with a solid rock to the face, Sex Pistols style. “Highly Combustible”, continue with this smash and grab rocker that jumps into the fire and then explodes.

The record seems to fit both the youth of today who need punk in their life, not the fake punk you hear on the radio. It even appeals to the original punkers that grew up on these sounds. They give you a feeling of nostalgia as you put your fist through one of the windows in your place.

This band stands on the side of injustice passing you the angst of making your mark in this world. They finish with, “Down at the local”, a great song about belonging and have your own piece of heaven in this rocky world.

The other reason for owning this record is the really cool green vinyl is has been pressed on.

To get a copy of this record go to… https://the905s.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR3e4qUFuAd42GtbrDN5Rb9Avebc0Crn11yuSK9GZAhH0Sed0NIxpyc7sAg

To see where they are playing go to …https://www.facebook.com/the905s/

Terry Draper – Sunset On Mars

Terry Draper – Sunset On Mars

  With Terry Draper releasing his 16th studio album, you have to ask yourself, does he still have something to say? Well after my first listen, I would say yes and his conceptual twist seems to be projected towards the youth of today. He seems like and older and wiser soul that wants to interject… Continue Reading

Alexandra Willett goes BOOM!

Alexandra Willett goes BOOM!

When you think of folk singers you think Coffee Houses, Alexandra Willett thinks Breakfast Restaurant. Yes Boom Breakfast on St Clair hosted an evening with Alexandra Willett. She was there to showcase her new EP, Tip Toe. The nervous yet excited Alexandra got on stage and opened with a song about Berlin. The song was… Continue Reading

Piqued Jacks – The Living Past

Piqued Jacks – The Living Past

If you are young or young at heart and love Rock and Roll, this may be a great CD to add to your collection. Coming from Florence, Italy, Piqued Jacks combines large rockers with the heart of someone newly falling in love. My most prevalent songs that stand out with this attitude is their first… Continue Reading