Q Magazine Review 'Backlash Cop'

'Anglo-Irish Rage Against The Machine, Anyone?'

Anglo-Irish Rage Against The Machine, Anyone?

It really doesn't look good on paper: four white alternative rock types do a socio-political concept album based on black American history, rendered in the style of Rage Against The Machine, with song titles name-checking Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Cooke and Miles Davis.

Nevertheless, this is a fiercely intelligent peice of work, ranging from punk to jazz fusion and the occasional surprise: most notably when Andrew Ferris drops the Zack de la Rocha routine to give a brief lecture on middleweight boxing in Us And The Ringside Stars.

Download: The Breaks (Part I & II)

- Paul Elliot, Q

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