Tribe Of Dan - Shook Up, Shook Up

Wednesday 1st July 1992
Tribe Of Dan - Shook Up, Shook Up

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Mister
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Though I'd not call myself a full flown Moosketeer, clearly I've yet to earn my antlers, I do enjoy Dan Dona-van's particular brand of grungey, thrashing, hit-you-in-the-ribcage rock and Bobby Coates (bass) and Simon Marton (drums) keep the heat full up as Dan flays away at recycled riffs. An indie chart hit? Who knows, stranger things have happened and certainly Dan has more between the ears than many sweating it out in the pubs and clubs. Standouts for me are the delidously catchy title track and the hard-hitting "I Just Want" ("I don't want no man made religion/l don't like his deals/l don't want no man made decision/I just want what's real.") Bug your music merchant till they get you a copy.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Simon Marton in Bath @ 21:53 on Sep 13 2015

I enjoyed our brief time with TOD. Bobby and I played on four tracks in total, which include Shook Up itself plus I just want mentioned above. The vibe was simple and solid with a lil bit of sweat and dirt! Eagle- nice to know you're still around, well 5 years ago anyway!
I put a brief resume on the Blonde Vinyl blog part of their site on how that album was recorded on a technical level which might interest some readers? We did what we could at the time. Dan was such a fun band to be with, that's tribute to you, Dan. I recall how you used to shake your pony tail from side to side as you thrashed your Tele!!
It would be interesting to do a re record knowing what we do now.... If only I knew the truth at the time. I remember huddling together in a group just prior to our mainstage performance in 1991. It wasn't to be too long after (6 months or so) that I found the Lord for myself. It took the break up of Bobby and myself from Dan's line up to instigate those events which caused me to look at my life and where I was heading. I hope in some small way we entertained you and made you feel happier for a while!
Best, Simon Marton (drummer & b/vox)

Posted by eagle in boston uk @ 20:30 on Jul 12 2010

good review for a solid album,but i am biased,i am the bloke laughing on the album

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