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Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions – Injection

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Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions
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5
On August 24, 2014
Last modified:October 28, 2018

Summary:

A great follow up to Spunk's self-titled debut EP with lot's of different elements to keep your interest. The man behind the woollen mask comes up trumps again.

Following the release of a five track EP in February this year, which gave a tantalising taster of what Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions (SVTAE) have to offer they released their debut album Injection via STP Records on the 7th August 2014, just a week ahead of playing Rebellion festival for the first time. There seems to be a new member in the Spunk fold. When I reviewed the EP and launch there were four, now there are five with the addition of Tom ‘G Force’ Batterbee on guitar and backing vocals leaving Spunk hands free. Spunk Volcano erupted out of a black hole somewhere in the Midlands and is such a prolific songwriter that he writes all the songs for Dirt Box Disco and SVATE.

Injection gets off a turbo injected start with I am Gonna Kill Myself a brutal Spunk style assault to the ears with fast drumming and some great riffage. Although I hope Spunk doesn’t suffocate on his woolly mask anytime soon as I’ve already got my ticket for the STP Records Xmas Special and it wouldn’t be the same without him! What You See Is What You Get is another fast and aggressive track and, with the lyrics ‘What you see is what you get. What you get is what you wanted’ it’s true if you want Spunk, you see Spunk and what you see is what you get! There are some good lyrics throughout. The longest track on the album Another Nail in Childhoods Coffin about computers, television and automation taking away the need to use your imagination, have a conversation and the simple childhood pleasures such as playing with toys or going out on your bike.

I picked up lots of diverse elements not necessarily in the whole song but maybe in an intro, a beat or a riff. Agree to DisagreeNancy Boy by Placebo. I Don’t Want to Have to Explain Myself – Blondie’s Dreaming. It’s Got Nothing to do with MusikDancing on Glass by Motley Crue.

The shortest track on the album is a pure cacophony of punk rock, Failure is Not an Option with ‘that I got’ being the only other three words which make up the lyrics, a song with a Motorhead fast drumbeat. Oh For Fucks Sake another short, fast aggressive song. Then there are a few Spunk Rock love songs. Platform 3 about every red light and obstacle being against you when you’re rushing to meet a ‘Sexy thing’ at the station, a song which reminded me of Ever Fallen in Love by The Buzzcocks. I Can’t Stop Thinking About You, with a comparable beat to Red Till Dead by The Angelic Upstarts, She’s Too Good for Me similar to Dirt Box Disco’s King of the Castle, and finally whilst the album started of violently it ends on a mellower note with Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby and some great rifffs.

A great follow up to Spunk’s self-titled debut EP with lot’s of different elements to keep your interest. The man behind the woollen mask comes up trumps again. Highlight tracks Platform 3 and Another Nail in Childhoods Coffin.

Track List:

1: I Am Gonna Kill Myself!!
2: What You See Is What You Get [Explicit] 3: Platform 3
4: Another Nail in Childhoods Coffin
5: Agree to Disagree
6: I Don’t Want to Have to Explain [Explicit] 7: It’s Got Nothing to Do With Music
8: Failure Is Not an Option
9: I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
10: She’s Too Good for Me [Explicit] 11: Oh for Fuck Sake [Explicit] 12: I Don’t Know Why [Explicit] 13: Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby

Band Members:

Spunk Volcano – Main Vocal
Tom ‘G Force’ Batterbee – Vocals/Guitar
Ste Lingard – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Deadbeatz Chris (Walker) – Bass/Vocal
Maff Fazzo – Drums/Vocal

 

Links:

Facebook:

Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions: https://www.facebook.com/svate

Spunk Volcano: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPUNK-VOLCANO/186051964767604

STP Records: https://www.facebook.com/pages/STP-Records/240547192647599?ref=br_tf

PlanetMosh Reviews/Interviews:

https://planetmosh.com/spunk-volcano-and-the-eruptions-self-titled-ep/

https://planetmosh.com/spunk-volcano-the-eruptions-the-star-and-garter-manchester-23rd-february-2014/

https://planetmosh.com/dirt-box-disco-spunk-volcano-weab-i-am-interview-11th-july-2014/

https://planetmosh.com/dirt-box-disco-spunk-volcano-weab-i-am-interview-22nd-december-2013/

Upcoming Gigs:

SEPT 12 – Hairy Dog, Derby
NOV 14 – Cottage of Content, Chasetown
NOV 15 – Zombie Hut, Corby
Nov 21 – Black Bull, Gateshead
NOV 22 – River, Glasgow

A great follow up to Spunk's self-titled debut EP with lot's of different elements to keep your interest. The man behind the woollen mask comes up trumps again.

About 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!