STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24214-23205 LABEL: Food For Thought GRUB15 FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album
Reviewed by Jonathan Priday
Seventy-eight saw the release of TRB's "Power in the Darkness". Its razor-sharp dissection of the political and social climate of the time left this then student wanting to join the picket lines and do my share of stone-throwing. Not until now has another album managed to capture the essence of the malaise in society at the grass roots level. Its diagnosis of the problems of moral decay, confusion and helplessness facing so many is unerringly accurate. Unlike Tom Robinson and Co., Geoff Mann delivers a solution to the problem. Using his trademark 'wobbly and non-wobbly guitars' as a base he builds portraits of the try-anything-once-then-once-again brigade (Try Again), the unloved (Worthless Song), the selfish livers (Never Mind). The media's responsibilities are clearly stated. "Newspapers throwing stones about moral decay/You turn the page there's the thin end of the wedge/smiling for the circulation./What in the world are we doing? " Hopefully you won't be provoked into stone throwing, only into supporting the Church Urban Fund to whom the profits of this album will go! Do your bit - buy it!
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