Thursday, 27 November 2014


"Rebel Anthems"
Year:  2003
Country:  Serbia
City:  Novi Sad
Label:  Bandworm
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Street Rock

RED UNION is a punk rock band with a lot to say and nothing to lose, which started in 2000 with four young members. They wanted to make music like their favourite old punk 1977 classics such as: Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers, The Jam, The Clash, Undertones, The Ruts, etc. Little by little they became well known in Serbia, Eastern Europe and Germany and some years after also in other countries. This is their second album and I choose it because I think it keep perfectly the typical 1977 sound: not too much fast nor near to metal influence, but just a kind of simple, direct and easy rock´n roll for punks, skins, mods, rude boys and youngs from the street, from working class and just... normal people. Its sound is real, sincere and honest, nothing to do with "rock stars", mainstream bands or similars. Despite they declare theirselves as a socialists, they have close relation with several serbian anarchist and libertarian collectives and have declarated their deep hate to Stalinists, National-Bolshevics, Third Position and similar pieces of shit. RED UNION has recorded until date three albums and two ep's and is curious to mention an anecdote, the hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL took their "Rats & snakes" EP cover and artwork to use for an also SOIA cover album. The band is still active but they are nowadays better musicians than in 2003 (from this album here reviewed), with a better technical level and of course better sound production. Everybody can to listen to all their discography here below in "other releases", I hope you like RED UNION like me. Enjoy it.
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