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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Adicts - Songs of Praise

I apologize once again for the delay in uploads. I should be able to resume uploading material daily within the next couple of days.

The Adicts are an English Punk rock band from Ipswich, Suffolk. They began playing under the name of the Afterbirth & The Pinz, in their hometown of Ipswich in late 1975. Popular in the 1980s, they were often in the indie charts at that time. They soon changed their name to The Adicts and became known for their distinctive Clockwork Orange 'Droog' image, which, along with their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics, helped set them very much apart from the rest of the genre.

Songs of Praise was the Adicts debut album, released in 1981. The Adicts were one of the few early punk groups who survived the eighties, and when you hear the tracks England, and Get Adicted, you'll nod your head and understand just why. But those aren't the only great tracks to be found here. The album finishes strong with the tracks, Songs of Praise and Sound of Music. I recommend this album for those looking for a cross between the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and The Cure.
(Year of Release: 1981)

Track List:
1. England
2. Hurt
3. Just Like Me
4. Tango
5. Telepathic People
6. Mary Whitehouse
7. Distortion
8. Get Adicted
9. Viva la Revolution
10. Calling Calling
11. In the Background
12. Dynasty
13. Peculiar Music
14. Numbers
15. Sensitive
16. Songs of Praise
17. Sound of Music
18. Who Spilt my Beer?

Download: The Adicts - Songs of Praise (40.1MB)