P.A.I.N – OH MY GOD…Review

July 22, 2007 by  

P.A.I.N -‘OH MY GOD! WE’RE DOING IT’ CD Buy it here
This is a re-release of P.A.I.N.’S (Propaganda and Information Network) debut record from a decade ago. Through raw dub, reggae and punk rock P.A.I.N. challenge inconsistent politics and attack and question through intelligent and bright lyrics:

“So many thousands across the country with nowhere to go at night, so they take over empty derelict houses to call their own and try to put right, can’t you see that squatting is not a moral wrong it’s a cry for help from those in need, anxious for a roof over their head when the council are deaf to their pleas”.

There are bands that just use politics as a font and something to sing about and there are bands that truly believe in what they are writing and singing about and who are devoted to it even when they’re not making music and that’s P.A.I.N. Their sound and attitude is unquestionably English and this record could have come out in the late ’70’s, early ’80’s or really anytime up to the present. It’s old-fashioned and fresh all at once and it’s a pity that you don’t really get bands like this anymore, really staunch, raw political bands. It’s all just silly shit these days where very few punk rock bands have got anything really important to say.

Iron Man Records

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