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The Living End

Roll On  Hear it Now

RS: 4of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4.5of 5 Stars

2004

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With punk pop's day in the sun fast turning into a distant memory, the Living End's second album is the perfect record to take you back to that time when Green Day did it all for the Dookie. But Roll On is actually closer kin to an even hoarier antecedent: the Clash's London Calling. The Living End, a trio from Melbourne, Australia, stomp all over the boundaries between punk, reggae, rockabilly and plain old rock & roll - and it still sounds like a revelation, twenty-two years after the Clash did it. The pupils don't quite outpace the masters here, but the Living End live up to their promise in the title song to "roll on with our heads held high," barreling through the album with both audacity and ability. As a singer, Chris Cheney makes the most of that tiny window between a smirk and a sneer; as a guitarist, he broadcasts his versatility in the twisted psychobilly lines of "Don't Shut the Gate," the wanky hard-rock breaks in "Carry Me Home" and the choppy reggae strumming in "Blood on Your Hands." The Living End's thirst for variety can make them sound quadrophrenic. But the band is obviously having such a riotously good time that you'd be a sucker not to stomp your foot and join the party. (RS 866)

JENNY ELISCU



(Posted: Mar 16, 2001)

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  • Roll On
  • Pictures In The Mirror (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Riot On Broadway (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Staring At The Light (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Carry Me Home (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Don't Shut The Gate (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Dirty Man (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Blood On Your Hands (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Revolution Regained (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Silent Victory (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Read About It (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Killing The Right (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Astoria Paranoia (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Uncle Harry (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Prisoner Of Society (Live) (track not available in Rhapsody)

 


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