Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
How strange life is; I was just thinking I wish I still got excited about new music the way I used to as a nipper, and then this arrives and well, er, I got excited. This is fucking great, seriously good. Don't expect Still Screaming as it's more in line with the Fumble era, but three reasons why that makes this 100% better than most releases: -
1. It's Scream.
2. It's Scream.
3. It's Scream.
This is the original line up reformed and releasing new material for the first time in over 20+ years. Where does life go? Pete, Franz, Skeeter, Kent and a new guitarist Clint Walsh have made me one very fucking happy bunny. If my zimmer frame wasn't broken I'd be pogoing right about now.
Seven new tracks recorded in Dave Grohls studio finished with a stomping version of Demolition Dancing by the Ruts.You need to invest a few quid and buy this....pure gold!!!!!!
I hated the end of the Pistols, Mclarren dragged a great name right through the mire, and Sid Vicious, he had no place in the Pistols, but well, sad life sadder end . I liked Silly Thing and was always a sucker for a Steve Jones riff; so when the Professionals came along I bought all their releases and I've played them ever since.
I have a dodgy video of them from '81 somewhere that I'll try and upload one day....till then this'll have to do.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Since it's been named dropped a couple of time I thought I'd post the album.
Formed in late '81 by Ken Chambers Moving Targets really are a sleeping giant, and sadly so. I'm lost as to why they aren't better known and decades later I'm still bemused as to why they didn't reach the lofty heights of the likes of Husker Du, Replacements, Lemonheads etc; perhaps they were just a little too rough? Who knows. To my ears they are a great blend of punk, pop and melody. I'm sure the world will catch on one day.
This album is by far their finest moment and was delivered by a power trio who could match any, in my opinion. Chambers was joined by Pat Leonard (bass) and Pat Brady (drums) for this release. They were touted as a phenomenal live act, sadly I never got the chance to witness this.
This lineup imploded all too soon and Chambers joined Bullet LaVolta, but continued to write and perform with Moving Targets. They released three more albums under the moniker, but none quite matched this release, although Brave Noise is pretty darn close.. They're all worth tracking down with the final album featuring two members of Jones Very.
I really can't praise this album highly enough it's simply stellar in its beauty....if only they made music like this these days. My Nephew thinks 30 Seconds to Mars and Paramore are punk; I should point him here and educate him, unfortunately I fear his ears aren't refined enough to appreciate it.
Pat Brady passed away a couple of years ago aged just 43, way too young. He as one hell of a drummer.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Ken Chambers was a member of the mightly Moving Targets before he was a member of Bullet LaVolta. This is his second solo 7'' released in 1992. If you know the man, then you'll know what to expect; if you don't then this is a great introduction.