The Members' new album: "Ingrrland"
For the last 18 months The Members: JC Carroll Rat Scabies and Chris Payne, have been touring all over the UK and Europe to packed houses. They have been re-doing their groundwork and re-paying their dues....
The new album InnGrrLand starts with the anthemic "New English Blues part II" a Mott Terrace anthem of Hoople catchiness and bravado. Air raid sirens howl, guitars scream a cornet plays the last post as the lyrics explain.
"Tho the Mill has Closed the Band's Cornet still Blows, a mean New English Blues"
"Manchester in the Rain will never be the same without you and the New English Blues"
"From the docks of Liverpool to the best Private Schools we rock to the Beat of the New English Blues"
Next up is a Ranomeseque cover of The Moves classic Firebrigade sung by bassist Chris Payne. Payne is doing a lot of the singing live and this song is a favourite of his.
Then NW10 is a Sound of the Suburbs mark 2, with the punk rockers from sound of the Suburbs now a grown up DIY man with a marriage on the rocks in North West (london).
"We moved up there when the girl was four I painted the walls, I sanded the Floor"
"When the weather was nice , we'd barbecue talk property price, with the neighbours wife,
"on those long hot summers nights I thought i was in paradise…. but I was in NW10"
Next Up is "BLEAK" Chris Payne's Pessimistic song about emptiness and financial hardship.
Next (I Love my) English Girls is an irreverent romp round all the women in JC's life from past girlfriends and wives to the his daughters and his current wife this song boasts perfect pop harmonies via Michael Giri from the Lilac time, an Beach Boys accapella breakdown and a rocking play out.
"Parisian Ladies are famous for their coolness and haute couture but I do not know if I could love one even tho she whispers je t'adore"
"I Lost one I left one I divorced one I got a New Wife Down West Byfleet Way,"
Tracks 6 and 7 Are the Post Punk and apocalyptic VIRUS and the Live favourite "Aint gon' be yo' Bitch no Mo'" Track 8 is the Self Explanatory M1D1L1FECRi5i5 which should be played on radio two every hour and on the hour…..
"I'm 'aving a Midlife Crisis I've 'eard they are all the rage I'm gonna get a Massive Motorbike and a girlfriend half my age"
"I'm gonna get a Loft in the City maybe even get a tattoo I've already started making a list of the Fun Things i'm gonna do"
Remember us is the only slightly political song on the album the ghosts of Dead Soldiers and Jarrow Marchers sing over a Marching Drum.
"You Used to Bring us Flowers Roses Every Year, the Blossoms are all withered no but still we lie here"
"We were the 99% the Average Joe and Jill we wiped the glass and cut the Grass for the Folks apon the Hill"
(We are gonna be) Huge is a Song written by Carroll for Ben Miller and Simon Godley's Film "Huge" which Carroll had a cameo in. The song never made it onto the Soundtrack but its here in all its glory the song of two stand up comedians who are gonna set the world on fire.
"Stand up comedy is what we do best we are Warren and Clark so f' f' f' forget all the rest - We are Gonna be Huge"
the Final Track of the Album is the Chris Payne Masterpiece Free at Last. This was was recorded secretly by Cure and Human League producer David M. Allen as Carroll and Payne played live in the Studio. Its not a punk record its a great song and shows Payne to be an accomplished singer as well as a Bass Player and Songwriter.
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