100 Philistine Foreskins, Preacher - Split CD

Published Tuesday 29th September 2009
100 Philistine Foreskins, Preacher - Split CD
100 Philistine Foreskins, Preacher - Split CD

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82741-15760
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Graeme Crawford

Two bands, two different countries, united by their faith and love of hardcore punk. First up are Scotland's 100 Philistine Foreskins who, in view of their attention-grabbing name and much enjoyed performance at this year's Greenbelt, will probably get most of the attention. Hailing from West Lothian, Ian, Hef and Mysterious Doogsie serve up a bass-heavy cacophony with vocals from a deranged Frankie Boyle soundalike. Four quick blasts (due to their "pathologically low attention spans") that put their history as members of the Exploited and Voice Of The Mysterons to interesting and strangely captivating use. Filling the other seven tracks on the disc are Hamburg's Preacher. The German trio are fast, noisy and a little uncouth in true punk style. Again the songs are short, but a bit more conventionally structured than 100PF. Five are sung in their native German, while the other two are in heavily accented English. While this may detract from your understanding, you still get a sense of what they are trying to get across. Neither band will be bothering the mainstream anytime soon, but their punk ethos will be very happy with that situation.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Peter W in Sheffield @ 13:56 on Sep 16 2010

100PF ~ “Keep Yer Pants On” is a rant about celibacy and self control. Whilst “A Little Knowledge” asks you to consider the other side of an argument. It’s too easy to take the popular point of view and not search out your own answers.
Zekes Old Bones is my favourite with its carefully crafted lyrics “All you skeletons/Rise up dance now/Fleshless framework/Shake your thing now/Rattle rhythm - bone drum/Stomp feet - clack hands/Corpus animus/Curse sleep, stand!”
After that we have the glorious instrumental jig of “We Lament ”.

Posted by Darryl Ward in New Zealand @ 10:29 on Jan 3 2010

The best named Christian punk band I have found to date... and they sound fantastic.

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