The Old-Timers - Turn It Up!

Published Friday 5th February 2016
The Old-Timers - Turn It Up!
The Old-Timers - Turn It Up!

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 158266-23301
LABEL: Thumper Punk

Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

The Old-Timers certainly have an unusual recording technique. Dave (vocals) and Don (guitar and bass) record 12 hours apart in South Africa, and their drummer Phil (also of False Idle) records at the Simpul Studios in Boise, Idaho, in the United States. Their approach is certainly classic punk ala '76 - think Sham 69, Buzzcocks and the Damned and you're not far off. It's sweaty room-over-a-pub stuff, all jumping up and down together because there's no room to do anything else (and not safe not to join in). High energy, powerful, guitar-driven punk. It'll take you more than one listen to work out what the songs are about, but when you do you'll find a band wanting to glorify God in every song, to reach a desperate world with the Good News of God's grace and love, and to have a ton of fun doing it. And they don't just talk it: all proceeds from the sale of 'Turn It Off' and 'Turn It Up!' will be donated to U-Turn Homeless Ministries in Cape Town.

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