Friday, 19 August 2016
The Uncouth - Madness On The Streets
The Uncouth are a hard hitting Oi band from Kansas City, Missouri who formed in 2010. The line up has seen frequent changes since then but is now settled and consists of Cody Blanchard (lead vocals/guitar), CJ Wilson (lead guitar/vocals), Todd Rainey (drums) and Steve Gardels (bass). There's been a resurgence in recent years in modern sounding Oi music and I think I'd have to say that these guys are showing the potential to be as good as any of the new bands.
Last year they released their debut single, KC United (which featured a cover of the Slade classic Gudbuy T'Jane on the flip) and good as that was, they've topped it with new ep Jonesy's War. It's available on vinyl through Teenage Heart Records or you can find it on Bandcamp here : http://theuncouth.bandcamp.com/album/jonesys-war-ep
The song I'm posting today is the lead track from the new ep and it's a timely rail against police violence and the ensuing demonstrations that result from that heavy handedness, it's called Madness On The Streets.....
Here come the riot cops Faceless clones in black Tasers, clubs, and pepper spray And rifles on their backs Mindless fucking footsoldiers Following commands Foaming at the mouth To get some blood upon their hands Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets The angry mob is on the march Ready to attack Taken your shit long enough They're here to give it back Molotovs, burning cars Stones and shattered glass Madness on the streets tonight You better watch your back Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets Madness on the streets It’s fucking madness on the streets