The only thing worth celebrating this jubilee weekend is the release of The Bermondsey Joyriders long awaited second album Noise and Revolution. Has it been worth the wait? Too fucking right it has. This is classic rock’n’roll; all punk rock blues and political statements. “Stand strong and keep asking questions” just what’s needed in times of socially engineered flag waving patriotic pride.
Forget the Joyriders; Gary Lammin, Martin Stacey and Chris Musto’s pedigree; Cock Sparrer, Chelsea and Johnny Thunders. (even though I think Rat Scabies plays drums on the album) This is not just about the past, this is about the past becoming the present as it heads towards the future. Eleven tracks linked together by former MC5 manager John Sinclair’s inter song spoken word commentary. This is the sound of tru punk, a great British album that says something…. Rock’n’Roll can change the world!