REVIEW: The Credentials: Routines

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Need some good punk to wake you up because you’re bored of listening to the same shit? Go check out the Credentials album. It’s got some trippy art work by Tom Donington and twelve tracks that will kick your ass. This will wake you up like your morning coffee kicking you in the teeth. The LP was self-released by the band and the CD version is out by way of Traffic Street Records. Oh yeah, did I mention that this was recorded live? Yeah let that sink in then appreciate this record on a whole new level. A fast screamed 1234 and things are off and kicking, nothing lets up until the end. Perfectly placed dual vocals, with rough around the edges punk sound is perfect for these amazingly constructed songs. Theres some woah’s too so it’s always good in my book. I can’t think of any reason you wouldn’t own this album, unless you’ve got some cogs lose in your brain.

1. Nice Girl / Coffee Shop
2. Up in the Attic
3. Detroit Rats
4. I Don’t Want to Think About That Girl
5. Slowly Going the Way of the Juggalo
6. Night Sweats
7. Routines
8. Korean Porn Dumpster
9. Repeat Offender
10. Hating Your Guts
11. Mike-Graffito Tagged Somerville
12. Sucking Dust

Weekly Band Profile: Buddy Holly

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Name: Buddy Holly
From: Lubbock, Texas
Lifespan: 1936-1959
Genre: Rock and roll
(official albums)

The “Chirping” Crickets
Buddy Holly
That’ll Be the Day
His influence on not only the early days of Rock n Roll but still music today cannot be ignored, arguably one of the greatest musicians of all time Buddy Holly wasn’t around long but his impact was phenomenal. Starting out forming the band ‘The Crickets’ he went on to a solo career as well, having both at the same time until he wanted to go to New York and his band wanted to go back to Lubbock. Specialising in simple rock songs that were a blend of rock n roll and rockabilly a few years was all it took to leave his mark on the world and become a guaranteed member of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Through the years he has been featured in movies such as ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ played by Gary Busey, and ‘La Bamba’ played by Marshall Crenshaw. There’s also been many songs written about or featuring Buddy Holly such as Weezer’s ‘Buddy Holly’ and Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’. The McLean song revolved around The Day the Music Died which is the day that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot of the plane died in a plane crash.


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