REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN: That Was Just a Noise (2004-2018): LP/CD

Jul 25, 2018

As the title of this album suggests, the curtain is coming down on the punk rock steamroller that is Revenge Of The Pyschotronic Man. The band, renowned for its hard work and a level of fun-filled revelry which is matched by few others, offers up a final audio celebration in the form of twenty-six tracks culled from a variety of sources. R.O.T.P.M. specializes in hard, fast punk rock and—other than a couple of punk electronic dance remixes and a ska/rocksteady instrumental (the wonderfully titled “I Know a Cracking Owl Sanctuary”)—that is what features here. It’s a fitting document of the band which makes no secret of its love of beer as found in numerous song titles and lyrics. I’ve missed R.O.T.P.M. every time they’ve played near me, so I’m hoping to make the band’s final ever show in December. It’s likely to be the musical event of the year—with another fourteen bands on the bill too—and also a sad day in the world of punk rock. –Rich Cocksedge (TNS, [email protected],