The King Blues have a distinct Clash-like sound, blending reggae-funk, colloquial language and a punkish musical approach in their polemical/social anthems that see them tackle topics such as war, civil liberties and calls for revolt. It’s a breath of fresh air amid the current introversion-perversion, navel-gazing drivel spouted by many of the bands currently clogging up the charts. This vinyl release is eminently collectable, incidentally and, despite retailing for around a tenner, is already fetching $40 on Japanese websites. It seems that after being signed to Island this, the band’s pre-contract debut, was later re-recorded for an Island CD release, making this the recording fans want. Contact 0208 320 8779 to buy your vinyl copy, but be quick, they’re selling out fast.
The King Blues - Under The Fog
Debut’s debut from punkadelic warriors
Tartan Rex | TART 004
Reviewed by Paul Rigby
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