The Deal - Yesterday, Today & Forever

Sunday 1st July 2001
The Deal - Yesterday, Today & Forever
The Deal - Yesterday, Today & Forever

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Facedown FR011

Reviewed by Steve Best

Don't be fooled by the opening to this CD. Wobbly trad gospel gives way to full throated circa 1977 punk. This brings back happy memories of Sham 69 and The Clash, with plenty of terrace-style shouting, but at the same time some deft playing. Heck! These guys even LOOK like the Cockney Rejects too! With an authentic 20 minutes running time for its eight tracks, this will be music to the ears of those who lament the passing of the good old days of guitar bands, and a time when the term "garage band" really did mean a band who practised in the garage because they were too loud for anywhere else!

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