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MP3 The Square Peg - Regeneration

Debut Album from the reformed Scottish Punk Band THE SQUARE PEG 14 trax of pure addictive pounding Punk''n''Rock.

14 MP3 Songs in this album (38:26) !
Related styles: ROCK: Punk

The band on the debut album "Regeneration" feature the original Square Peg Larry Nicol on vocals with Needles from the Swellbellys on guitars / Graig ex-Threats on drums / Gene ex-King Kneival on bass.

"At long last we get a decent album from Stranded Records and ''Regeneration'' in case you didn''t know features label boss Lawrence leading his long running outfit ''The Square Peg'' into the fray once more. They''ve been around since the early 80''s with regular shape shifting line-ups leaving only Larry on lead vocals as the constant Square Peg. He''s been joined on this album by Needles of Swellbelly''s fame on guitar who can really rip out some decent guitar riffs when required, which are way better on the ear than his day job growling. Plus we get an ex-Threat on drums and a King Knieval on bass providing the slick backbeat. It''s the best thing that''s came out under the Square Peg banner since their conception. Crunchy guitar riffs roam your speakers alongside Larry''s more melodic tones, which makes for a neat alliance in this age of "yeearrghhhh, aaarrrgghhhh" ear damage. They''ve got the tunes and they''ve got their own sound which is addictive midpaced pounding punk rock. ''The Chosen'' is Larry''s ode to the death, which seems to be a popular topic on this album. The track ''F.F.F.'' which don''t stand for ''Fuck Fascist Fiends'' in case you were wondering but for rather more sublime ''Fuck Franz Ferdinand''. And is probably the most impressive track of the 14 on show. Its relentless snotty chanting attack on Scotland''s latest pop exports has to be applauded. The chorus is given an added impetus with a female vocal that really creates a sinister overtone. It''s good to see punk bands taking the piss outta the commercial sector once more, coz we don''t spend half as much time as we should ripping the piss out this plastic field.. They also have the anti war theme going on throughout this album to tie in with Hiroshima''s 60th anniversary. And this other prominent topic gets well documented during songs like the pounding ''City Of Shit'' or the rumbling, slugging monster of ''Hiroshima''. A song which sees Larry''s vocals taking on a more impressive vibe to convey to the songs doomed sentiments. However It''s totally turned upside down with the inclusion of an impressive cover of the Damned''s ''Stab Your Back'' which is one of the best Damned covers I heard in many a year, capturing the original energy and snot of the track. The other highlight was the impressive ''Footstep On My Grave'' that used some clever horn sequences sparingly enough to suck in anti brass fiends like meself but exploited the rhythm just enough to seal it stamp on your eardrums. Wasn''t quite head-over-heels with the acoustic tambourine lament of ''Out Of Bounds'', but it works and shows Mr Nicol and Needs Help collaborating very well together. Some chunky power chords work wonders on ''Mohawk Brave'' giving it a slight Johnny Thunders edge. And to finish off this 14 track album some of the Swellbelly''s mind-set creeps into the delivery during the all attack of ''Mental Persuasion'' as it rams the final track into the wall of Chamber studios. Good to see Edinburgh punk back on the map in an exceedingly healthy form.

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