MP3 Rock City Angels - Use Once and Destroy
The follow up to The Geffen Records release of YOUNG MAN"S BLUES, this release takes the ROCK CITY ANGELS back to their roots with a punk rock driven apocalyptic approach to blues, soul and roots as only the Angels can do it.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (41:24) !
Related styles: ROCK: Punk, BLUES: Soul-Blues
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There are a million bands out there... finally one that counts is back, the Rock City Angels. Who could have guessed in 1988 when Young Man’s Blues was released by Geffen Records that it would be 20 years until their follow up cd would be unleashed.
The Rock City Angels were born in late 1981 at a screening of “The Decline of Western Civilization” when bass player Andy Panik met future vocalist Bobby Durango and they started a band together in south Florida. Ever the rebellious ones, the band called the Abusers, were a punk band in a world of cover acts and rose quickly through the ranks by sheer force of will and talent. After opening for such acts as Black Flag, UK Subs, TSOL and the Circle Jerks, they rebelled again and expanded their musical horizons. No longer content with the limitations imposed by punk rock, they began to experiment with different styles of music, while keeping their punk edge.
It was during this time that they changed their name to Rock City Angels and worked different musical genres into their style. From glam, soul and blues to classic rock, the band then moved to Los Angeles where they quickly gained a following with their inclusion of guitar players Johnny Depp and Mike Angel. In 1987 they were signed to Geffen Records, soon after Johnny had left to pursue a career in acting and Angel quit for personal reasons.
With the basic line-up in tow, they moved to Memphis where Bobby, Andy, Doug Banks and drummer Ringo Jukes hooked up with guitarist Mike Barnes to record the Young Man’s Blues LP with Jim Dickinson who had just produced the Replacements.
Young Man’s Blues went on to become a critical favorite of 1988 and sold hundreds of thousands worldwide. The band toured first with Jimmy Page, then Joan Jett and the Georgia Satellites. In 1991 the band toured Japan to sold out venues and continued to write for their next Geffen release.
That release would never come. Geffen failed to honor their contract and the band broke up in 1993. Throughout the 90’s Bobby and Andy continued to play in other bands
while on the internet a revolution was coming. In 2001 Bobby discovered that Young Man’s Blues was still a cult favorite and decided to try to record something different, something more personal. He recruited his old friends Andy, Jimmy James (an original RCA guitarist) and new drummer Chris Yates to create Use Once and Destroy, a powerful revolutionary statement on the world. Use Once and Destroy had three main goals:
1) to comment on an apathetic, consumer based society
2) to issue a call to action
3) to re-establish the Rock City Angels as the artistic, innovative force they always were.
“Use Once and Destroy” has accomplished those goals and more.
Durango and the band fought all obstacles to place this album in your hands and brought you another peek at life from the underground.
Tear down your life and start over. Use Once and Destroy is here.
And Listen To What People Are Saying About It....
It totally hits you at a gut level. Bobby''s voice has never sounded better! the melodies are haunting and catchy with the perfect amount of blues pain and pissed off punk bite. the "take my brain" verse in psychopath gives me chills man. this rocks like a motherfucker. forget that new GNR album this blows that way way outta the water. ROCK N ROLL - KEVIN PROSTITUE of The Prostitutes
Use Once and Destroy.. I would but I can''t get this killer disc out of my CD player! Rock & Roll with Punk Soul. This is the real deal. If you RCA/Durango fans don''t have this one yet DO IT NOW! If there was any justice in this world, which we know there is not, the title track would be a huge hit. Rock on Durango! - TIM LIVINGSTONE of The Last Conspirators
ROCK CITY ANGELS ~ USE ONCE AND DESTROY
THIS CD IS AMAZING! it takes me back to another time, to another place. it''s a vibe to get lost in.
A band I have only recently become aware of, a band with a fascinating history, throw in Johnny Depp, pre- 21 Jump Street, broken contracts, unbroken dreams, spanning LA to Memphis, many many personnel changes over the years, but always preserving THEIR sound....this cd is post-Depp, Andy Panik, Bobby Durango, Jimmy James, & Chris Yates...for the whole story go see for yourself-you know the drill, they''re in my top...easy to find...
I''ve since made the acquaintance of their singer Bobby Durango, just recieved my signed limited edition copy 0025 that came in a really cool handmade pouch (already wrapped for Xmas, you lazy bastards...lol...makes a great stocking stuffer...the cd, not Mr. Durango)
whiskey soaked vocals steeped in too many cigarettes...
what my husband calls GREASER ROCK...evokes an image of guys with greased back hair, sporting bowling shirts and lotsa INK, howling about fast cars and faster women...
I, then went to their MySpace to see what kind of musicians had produced this....not at all what I had pictured in my mind...
Glam Punk Big Hairs...Ya Woooo! nary a bowling shirt amongst them;)
and a little bit Social Distortion, a hardcore PUNK edge, bad boy attitude
and songs that just make ya wanna cry....
I''ll be listening to this cd for a long time to come.
Use Once And Destroy...not a chance...RECYCLE...over and over and over again - Malice In Wonderland
Rock City Angels - Use Once And Destroy - It''s been a long goddamn wait (what, about twenty years or so?) for me to hear the follow-up to this Memphis gutbucket rock band''s seminal "Young Man''s Blues", but hell if it isn''t worth every Durango-deficient minute! Just got this new disc in the mail yesterday, and have been rocking it out in the ipod, with the windows down (gotta love Las Vegas in December). It was always amazing to me that bands like the Angels, and Junkyard got unfairly lumped in with the "glam" bands of the ''80''s. Their first album was a surprisingly musically mature one, laying Memphis horns on top of their gritty southern punk rock sound. And this one is every bit as good, and even more raw and spiky. If their previous sound was resting on five (with southern rock on zero, and punk on ten), this one cranks it up to about seven. You still get the horns, and organ, but the real meat is the razorblade guitars, and Bobby Durango''s snarling, howling vocal style. His influences are on display here, from the Iggy Pop-ish "Coffee And Cigarettes" (think "The Passenger"), to the Dolls- "Comeback" sounds like a Johnny Thunders ballad, in that he eschews "pretty" singing, for a ragged vulnerability and desperation to be heard, that gives the song infinitely more emotional weight. He even channels early Rock City Angels, on "I Keep Fighting", which would not have sounded out of place on "Young Man''s Blues". I think my favorite track, though is the bitter, mid-tempo dirge that is the title track (how could I not love any song that opens with a spoken word sample by Charles Bukowski?). And, as one of the first fifty people to pre-order the cd, mine came in a nifty little cloth case, like the Crown Royal of albums! It''s been a great year for rock and roll, and this is the sweet, kick-ass cherry on top. Don''t waste your money on "Chinese Democracy", people- discerning rock and rollas demand "Use Once And Destroy" !!!! - Gary Rabuzzi