Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Folk Devils - Goodnight Irony (1987)

The Folk Devils came from the swamp lands
of West London. They played wired, spikey
amphetamine rock'n'roll laced with a healthy
dose of punk.

Songs like the feedback drenched "Evil Eye"
had pounding riffs but also took cues
from the guitar work of PIL and other neu-wave

They had - to my ears - a very English sound.
Suppressed anger with the government of the
day - (Thatcher) + a sense of impotence at
the lives they lead came pouring out into
the music but taking an ice cold fury rather
than yobbish punk.

Short lived but left a great album - Listen

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