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Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions – Ram Raid (EP)

EP by:
Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions
Version:
MP3
Price:
£4.95

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On April 7, 2017
Last modified:March 10, 2019

Summary:

With three out of five songs being labelled explicit this isn't easy listening for the faint hearted! It's quarter of an hour of some good, old offensive (S)punk Rock! Take the cotton wool out of your cauliflower ears, stick your headphones on, turn up the volume full blast and Ram Raid your lugholes with Spunk!

Spunk Volcano

Ram Raid is the second EP from Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions and their fourth release following their debut self titled EP and debut album Injection in 2014 and follow up album Shit Generation in 2016. Ram Raid was released at the end of last month via STP Records. Dirt Box Disco (DBD) fans will know Spunk Volcano as their rhythm guitarist and comedy side kick to frontman Weab.i.am. As main song writer in DBD he has so many songs under that woolly mask that he formed his own band too.

homer-simpson-donut-dreamA drum beat and yell of ‘Ram Raid’ gets the EP off to a brutal and dark start, with lyrics including ‘Doing handbrake skids and fucking doughnuts,’ What the fuck?! Is this some fantasy of Homer Simpson’s? Oh – after googling I find a Doughnut is some sort of skid, so no jam raid here! We then get told in no uncertain terms to ‘Stop Looking at Your Phone’ another hard hitting and brutal assault on the ears which finishes as it begins with a shout of ‘Stop Looking at Your Phone’ but not quite the end as, after a pause of around five seconds, there’s a pained yell of ‘Fuck Off!’

With it’s Buzzcock’s vibe Hanging Round the Shops comes next, about those kids who hang around outside the shops waiting for someone of legal age to get them fags and booze! A pummelling beat leads into the penultimate track I think Her Name was Tracey ‘She was a typical troublesome girl next door! Standing in the window rubbing her dentures raw!’ with that lovely thought in mind we finish off on the longest and mellowist track Snap Backbone which is, basically, about how life doesn’t get any easier as you get older ‘Every day you’re wading through the crap, ’til you snap the backbone snap’

Another solid offering from Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions which should appeal to fans of Dirt Box Disco (there’s a surprise) and bands like the Buzzcocks and Born to Destruct. Stratford-upon-Avon had Shakespeare! Burton-upon-Trent has Spunk! With it’s iambic pentameters and rhyming couplets his lyrics are pure poetry! There’s a UK in Punk and there’s Punk in Spunk, so you could say the UK needs a pUnK Poet Laureate – I vote Spunk!

With three out of five songs being labelled explicit this isn’t easy listening for the faint hearted! It’s quarter of an hour of some good, old offensive (S)punk Rock! Take the cotton wool out of your cauliflower ears, stick your headphones on, turn up the volume full blast and Ram Raid your lugholes with Spunk!

Track Listing:

1. Ram Raid (Explicit)
2. Stop Looking at Your Phone (Explicit)
3. Hanging Round the Shops
4. I Think Her Name was Tracey? (Explicit)
5. Snap Backbone

Band Members:

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

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With three out of five songs being labelled explicit this isn't easy listening for the faint hearted! It's quarter of an hour of some good, old offensive (S)punk Rock! Take the cotton wool out of your cauliflower ears, stick your headphones on, turn up the volume full blast and Ram Raid your lugholes with Spunk!

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!
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