Friday, 7 March 2014

DUFFY'S CUT















"idem"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  Philadelphia
Label:  Oi! the boat
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  27 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Punk















Duffy's Cut Is a Philadelphia Mod band inspired by 60's British invasion, soul and punk. The band is made up by four veteran musicians who were ex-members of various bands and they can to remind many bands from the sixties such as: The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces or The Beatles, as well as classic punk rock music in the vein of: The Clash, Ramones, The Ruts or Newtown Neurotics, with few distorted guitars, mid-tempo rhytms and a use of some kind of psychedelic keyboards. This debut album become really surprising due its originality, fresh and quality. Highly recommended.
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"killers on the dance floor"
Year:  2017
Label:  Oi! the boat
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  28 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Mod        Punk


















Praise the Lord, Duffy's Cut has released their second full length album.  Hallelujah!  Their previous two releases haven't quite satiated my appetite for their unique blend of mod, soul and punk.  That's quite a heady combination of influences.  Take Decca era Small Faces and combine it with The Clash á la '77.  It's infectious, danceable r&b mixed with the fury of punk and real world view of Oi.  Sweet Jesus is it catchy and refreshing.  With a lot of bands playing straight up punk, Duffy's Cut is a musical breath of fresh air.  I also need to address something that has become very apparent over the last few years, Philly fucking shreds!  Holy shit.  There's something in the water (or "werter" as it's pronounced) up there. The album opens with the stirring "Feeling Alright," a rocking yet soulful ode to the everyday trials and tribulations that try to weigh us down while we struggle to keep our heads above water.  A head nodder that asks "How do you feel, man?" and answers with "I'm feeling alright."  Next up are two top tunes, the titular "Killers on the Dance Floor" and "She Don't Dance."  These songs, actually the entire album, are organ driven scorchers.  If I had any dance moves, I would be up and cutting a rug as soon as needle hit wax.  Unfortunately my dance moves look like a full body dry heave set to music.  If you thought their previous releases were good, this record will blow your nips off.  It's obvious that these guys have really taken the time to perfect their sound.  Lyrically, I feel like this is a big step up from their previous efforts.  On previous releases, I felt like the lyrics were a little muddy and, at times, it was tough to decipher what exactly they were trying to convey.  There isn't a single song that I would skip on this album.  Check out "Keep It Moving, " "The Judge," and their cover of "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)." Obviously, I really, really like this record.  I really admire a band that steps out from the crowd and does their own thing with a unique sound.  It's nice to hear a band harken back to the 60's rocking mod sound without being a blatant rip off of The Jam and Paul Weller.  If I'm not mistaken the album is up for pre-order on the Oi! The Boat website.  Do yourself a favor and go order a copy of this record.  Seriously, you will not regret it.  Quick side note, check out the other bands storming out of Philly.  The Jam, Redskins or The Movement deserve your attention as well.  Great music being put out by great people (*Review by Jerry ).
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