ROUGHNECK RIOT: Out of Anger: CD

Looking at this CD, I got the feeling that this might be a CD full of Samuel Adams beer commercial songs. Well, I was right. If the whole English/Irish/folk-punk thing is your bag, then drink deep my friend. Given the parameters of what they are trying to accomplish, this isn’t too bad. The lyrics are a little deeper than the familiar workingman themes, which tend to riddle most releases of this flavor, which I wholeheartedly welcome. Likewise, the songs sound like they were written as punk songs with the mandolin, accordion, and banjo used to flesh out the songs instead of the opposite, if that makes any sense. 

 –Garrett Barnwell (TNS)