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Review of: Poppycock
album by:
Dirt Box Disco
Version:
MP3 Album
Price:
£7.99

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Rating:
5
On April 15, 2017
Last modified:April 17, 2017

Summary:

More nonsense and bullshit from Dirt Box Disco then? Poppycock! I'm not bullshitting when I say it's yet another 'Punk Rock Riot' of an album with some great anthems, singalongs and poignant observations from the man behind the mask!

Dirt Box Disco – Holly Monroe Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirt Box Disco who, in their own words, describe themselves as ‘Born in the UK from the malfunction of a terrible musical chemical laboratory experiment!‘ officially release their fifth album ‘Poppycock’ via STP Records today (15th April 2017) with an album launch show at the Star and Garter, Manchester today. The gig is sold out so don’t just appear hoping to get in because ‘If your name’s not down you’re not getting in!’

What is Poppycock? Official definition – senseless chatter, nonsense! Urban Dictionary definition – bullshit. Does Poppycock live up to it’s defintion? It certainly starts off with a bit of bullshit in the opening track, the hard hitting The Bullshit Kids with some great riffs and a Buzzcocks vibe. I thought the next track Finger Blast was going to be about some poor unfortunate soul who managed to blast their finger off at the local clay pigeon shooting range, I was a way out with that thought! Great tune and very poignant, I mean who needs a man when you’ve got fingers. That’s Danny Fingers out of a job then? Punk Rock Riot is bound to be a great singalong at their riotus gigs and the riffs sounded like police sirens in places. Little White Lies a gentler one like a punk rock ballad!

Working For Wankers another anthemic one with a reggae beat in places. With it’s punishing beat, to match the lyrics, Fat Kid could be a warning, if you don’t want to end up fronting a punk band wearing oversized babygrows then keep off the crisps and sweets! Great singalong song as you can shout as loud as you like ‘You are the Fat Kid’ and no one knows exactly who are you shouting it at!

A military beat opens Snorting Crack From A Girls Top Rack before it moves into a more hard hitting number, with a nod to the Anti-Nowhere League. Lazy Bastard with a gentle start and Spunk shouting ‘Mum’ before Weab sings ‘Put the kettle on’ about people who still rely on their parents for brews, food and Dad’s taxi! Nothing wrong with that! Slap Dash and Haphazard had me thinking of The Macc Lads’ Sweaty Betty. Geronimo great opening guitar screech, pummelling beat, and poignant lyrics ‘Don’t wish your days away’ ‘Where did all the years go? How did I get old?!’ happens to us all! Imaginary Friend think of the Buzzcocks doing Showaddywaddy or vice versa!

Then we come to the penultimate track the hard hitting Somethings Are Better Left Unsaid with Spunk Volcano taking the lead vocals and some great riffs from Danny Fingers. I Hate This City with it’s reggae beat is like a mad Ska Punk version of Starship’s We Built This CityOk maybe not quite but that’s the song I thought of!

More nonsense and bullshit from Dirt Box Disco then? Poppycock! I’m not bullshitting when I say it’s yet another ‘Punk Rock Riot’ of an album with some great anthems, singalongs and poignant observations from the man behind the mask!

Track List:

1. The Bullshit Kids (explicit)
2. Finger Blast (explicit)
3. Punk Rock Riot (explicit)
4. Little White Lie
5. Working For Wankers (explicit)
6. Fat Kid (explicit)
7. Snorting Crack From A Girls Top Rack (explicit)
8. Lazy Bastard (explicit)
9. Slapdash And Haphazard (explicit)
10. Geronimo
11. Imaginary Friend
12. Somethings Are Better Left Unsaid (explicit)
13. I Hate This City

Band Members: 

Main Vocals – Weab.i.am
Guitar and Vocals – Spunk Volcano
Drums and Vocals – Maff Fazzo
Lead Guitar and Vocals – Danny Fingers
Bass and Vocals – Deadbeatz Chris

Links: 

Dirt Box Disco Facebook / Twittter / Website

STP Records – Facebook / Twitter / Website

More nonsense and bullshit from Dirt Box Disco then? Poppycock! I'm not bullshitting when I say it's yet another 'Punk Rock Riot' of an album with some great anthems, singalongs and poignant observations from the man behind the mask!
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Louise Swift
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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