Full Length Album Tyranny of the Few released Oct. 11 2019
from a review in Clouzine 17
"Some of the people surrounding me are giving me strange looks. Some people are dancing. This is exactly the effect this record should
have on a population. I have written previously in Clouzine of my appreciation of this band. This is not a record for the squeamish. It comes from a rare source. That source is honesty,
it is rebellion, it is the source of rock & roll that has survived and evolved from the first barre chord ever played through a Fender or Marshall amplifier.
You know what? While listening to these short sonic bombs, I received a revelation. This is an album of love songs. Not sentimental. Not even romantic. The songs here are written from a desperate love of humankind. like the work of Whitman, they are written for the future. That is assuming there is a future.
Those who attempt to control the thoughts and actions of the citizens of the world (especially the young) will not be fans of This Side of Anarchy. We live in a dangerous and beautiful world of opposites that requires us to never give up. Our representatives are the artists who hold the torches and cut the paths to justice.
This record may be disturbing to some. It may be therapy for others. The truth is, as a society, we need artists like this. In times of struggle we have always had courageous voices come forth to light the fires of freedom from the Tyranny of the Few.
Let us open our hearts and minds to listen before it is too late." Reviewed by Joe Kidd
from the review by Joe Kidd
... The approach here is hardcore with a capital H.. The songs are filled with the passion of bands like Black Flag, The Clash, Rage Against The Machine. Nothing watered down, nothing censored, it's nonstop crushing guitar with volume and distortion turned up all the way. I even hear the occasional echo of early Metallica in certain phrasings.
This collection includes 8 songs, it has a total running time of just over 11 minutes. (You thought The Ramones wrote short songs). Dennis Reed does not waste his time, or yours. He understands that our lives are short, and all of our endeavors are political He realizes the responsibility. He realizes the urgency. Yeah mister - We remember when rock music was designed to rebel against the status quo of big corporations, not load their bank accounts on the backs of the artists.
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