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  The Ugly Truth about Blackpool Volume 1 - Volume 1 - (1977 - 2005) - UTAB
By Beat Motel - Issue 4 submitted

This CD is a mammoth project covering the musical development of Blackpool from 1977 to 2005. It´s a hell of a project apparently supported in part by The Arts Council of England and Blackpool Council. I´m not going to go through every one of the 27 tracks, I´ll just give you an idea. The CD starts with some fairly generic 77 punk that to a certain extent blends in a way that makes me wonder if they shared a few band members ! The early 80´s stuff is where it starts to get good, although thrash punk apparently never made it to Blackpool ! During the 90´s there were some really good bands in Blackpool without there ever being a ´Blackpool sound´ (bar the 77 stuff) the town certainly appears to have been a hotbed of creativity. Here are some of the highlights on the album ; - Comrades by Tunnel Vision is a bit like Joy Division meets Wire - ´Always Now´ by Section 25 would be pretty smart in a PIL kinda way if it wasn´t for the dodgy vocals and someone dropping saucepans in the background. - Love and Glory by Sign Language is something of a corker, can´t pin down what it reminds me of, ubt it nips along at a helluva rate and is as strong as fuck. - She´s the One by Shrink is a pretty fantastic pop song, only partly spoiled by the fact that the singer sounds a tiny bit like Sting, but put that out of your mind and enjoy what is a perfect pop song, the backing vocals bouncing off each other are superb. Actually there are loads of great tracks on this album so I´m going to leave it there. This is a fantastic document of a town´s output and every town should have one ! What´s more it comes with a zine telling you a bit about each band ! I wasn´t sure about the price for this so I e-mailed JSNTGM and it turns out it´s only a quid !!! You´d be daft as a Bush not to head over to www.jsntgm.com and grab yerself a copy right now. (Andrew Culture)

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