Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MUSIC FIX OF THE DAY: Bishops Green "Back To Our Roots" EPs

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

"Back To Our Roots"
Rebellion / Randale
Released: August 4, 2016

If you enjoy streetpunk, oi, melodic, bold, old school to new school punk you should know Vancouver Canada's Bishops Green.

This latest CD compiles two 7" EPs, both titled  “Back To Our Roots”. Randale and Rebellion Records each released a 7” with different songs. What I am reviewing here is the digital version on Rebellion which combines both 7"s plus the track “Christmas In New York” (from the compilation “Cashing In On Christmas” Vol. 5 on Black Hole Records). 

These six songs hit perfection. "Wake Up" is a pure punk anthem. Somewhere between Templars and Business. 

"Burn The Bastards" is a song originally done by the Lancasters (another Vancouver band). The acoustic version is amazing and done by an unknown singer-songwriter, those who happen to have more info about this recording, please contact the band (no joke!). At least that is what information I was provided!

"Trouble" is an undeniable punk rock masterpiece. If you've ever known any kind of trouble, you'll be singing along and saying this is a damn classic.

The cover of Eddie and the Hot Rods "Do Anything You Wanna Do" is a perfect song for this band to cover. It showcases their musical talent, proves their roots are cemented in quality and elevates the band to a legendary status with their take on this all time great song. The emotion is conveyed and on point. True. 

I love a great Christmas / Holiday song and "Christmas in NY" certainly is a great one. The entire "Cashing In On Christmas" series on Black Hole is mandatory.

01. Wake Up
02. Burn The Bastards
03. Trouble
04. Do Anything You Wanna Do
05. Christmas In New York
06. Burn The Bastards (Acoustic Version) 

Frank FOE

1 comment:

  1. Still waiting on my order from Rebellion. Probably won't arrive until October when some of the things I ordered in addition to this get released. Looking forward to this. Every band the singer has been in is great - Alternate Action, Lancasters, Subway Thugs, etc.