TOMMY GUTLESS: Death, Honor, or Glory Bound: CD

Jun 22, 2007

Unlike many of their peers, Tommy Gutless deliver street punk that they appear to have put some thought behind. Sure, many of the usual trappings can be found here, from the nationalism to the “crew anthem,” but it is clear from the tone and the little explanations at the beginning of each set of lyrics that whoever wrote the tunes was truly attempting to make clear his point in an intelligent fashion, and in some cases that point includes casting a critical eye on skinhead culture itself. While I can’t quite say they were the best lyrics I’ve ever read, nor can I say I agree with some of their positions, I do give them much credit for putting the requisite work in to make them the best they could muster, which is more than what can be said for most. The music, derivative though it may be, was pretty good, too.

 –jimmy (Street Anthem)