Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Dressing to the left - Thee Faction
With the Blue Meanies back in power, student riots, twitchy nuclear trigger-fingers (yes, you North Korea) and a right royal knees-up in the middle of debts, doldrums and redundancy - the return of Thee Faction couldn't be better timed.
A swinging Socialist collective from Surrey (more on that here) trapped behind the Iron Curtain since 1985 these red beret rockers are back to rabble rouse your mind and agit-prop your pop. Live at Ebbw Vale is the comeback manifesto and by Gorbachov it's good. Twinning Dr Feelgood rhythms and Eastern Bloc rocking beats on the industrious riffing of Union Man or Conservative Friend and the brothers and sisters party chants of Social Inclusion Thru Marxism it is the greatest record to come out of Russia since Lenin and McCartney's Снова в СССР. Even Chairman Wilko of the Oil City Committee has his raised his guitar arm in allegiance with the Faction by sending a personalised message to the band...
Comrades, the revolution starts here at (33 Rpm) - get onboard, lend your ears to cause and grab your copy now.
Thee Faction - Social Inclusion Thru Marxism
Secret filming from the Faction's reunion show