Reading Writing Revolution: The Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall – Thee Faction (Soviet Beret Records) reviewed by Dave Franklin

10996355_938440319530043_6299840911717110396_nJust when you thought that we, as a culture, had totally embraced a new, post-political musical age, along come a bunch of lefties from the South-East (as they often seem to be, Wat Tyler, Jack Cade, Billy Bragg, The Levellers…err, Russell Brand?) to over-turn the tables and prove you wrong. Just in the nick of time, if you ask me. And if you are one of Generation X-Box who gets turned off by the thought of politics, Thee Faction provides an enjoyable way in. By leading with a joyous R’n’B, pre-punk, pub-rock vibe, all brazen brass and rabble rousing anthems, they lull you into a false sense of security and whilst you are joining in the gang vocal sing-alongs and grooving to the feel good, Feelgoods vibes, you will hardly notice the political education that is being subtly slipped into your ear.

This is music with the power to inform and educate and if you are expecting a bunch of deluded punks who are still trying to smash a system they have little understanding of via slogans written for them by Bernie Rhodes type powers behind the throne, then think again. This is News Night: The Musical, reasoned rhetoric and concise arguments set to back street rock and roll. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer but at least the grooves are getting groovier.

Watch Choose Your Enemy – HERE

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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