Let the arguments commence as I present my end of year lists for 2017. This ain’t no Smash Hits Poll Winners Party and it features the albums, singles and live shows that have stood out in my addled punk rock brain over the past 12 months.
It’s been an honour and privilege to scribe for Mass Movement since September. Roll on 2018 for more of the same. You know where to send your killer punk / garage / glam / sleaze / rock ‘n’ roll releases for review!
Have a tidy Christmas.
Ginge Knievil x
Top 10 Albums.
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind – Super Natural (Hound Gawd!)
Role Models – Dance Moves (Glunk Records)
Limp Wrist – Facades (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Flamin’ Groovies – Fantastic Plastic (Sonic Kicks)
JJ & The Real Jerks – Back to the Bottom (Dead Beat Records)
The Darts – Me.Ow. (Dirty Water Records)
Flash House – Brown Sauce (Self Released)
Sulo – Full English (Livewire / Cargo Records)
Zen Motel – Choking on the Chrome (Self Released)
The Volcanics – Oh Crash… (Citadel Records)
Top 10 Singles / EPs / 45s.
White Trash – Reverse Engineering / Kill the Cool Kids (Modern Junk Recordings)
The Good, the Bad and the Zugly – Vik Bak Meg Satan (Fysisk Format)
The Main Grains – The Rain is Over Now (Self Released)
Scumbag Millionaire – Hey (Lux Noise)
Stay Voiceless – We’re Not Lovers (Gwent Music Collective)
The Hip Priests / Maximum RNR Split 7” (Gods Candy Records)
Steve Conte – Gimme Gimme Rockaway (Wicked Cool Records)
Jaws of Deaf – Delicious Discomfort (Self Released)
The Black Bullets – Welcome to Hellsville (Self Released)
Razorbats – Social Rejects (Rob Mules Records)
Live Top 5.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Bournemouth International Centre.
Cheap Trick – O2 Academy, Bristol.
Michael Monroe – Planet Rockstock, Wales.
Flamin’ Groovies – The Fleece, Bristol.
Manitoba NYC (formerly The Dictators NYC) – Fuel, Cardiff.