Monday, 11 May 2015

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"999"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
Label:  United Artists
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk Rock





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"separates"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

















What? No 999? Well, guess it's up to me to write a review, then. "Separates" is the long-running punk band's second album, and is arguably their best and certainly their most famous. The album opens with the insanely catchy, Rolling Stones-influenced "Homicide," which became a minor hit in the U.K. It's a little slow and the album never really gets up to the average punk tempo, but that just differentiates it from other `77 punk and early Oi! bands. Next up is "Tulse Hill Night," which has a catchy chorus, and reminds me of slow `90s pop-punk. The next track of note is "Let's Face It," which manages to be a little faster, and just as catchy as the other songs. The songs are basically in this pattern, sounding like a slow Buzzcocks, with a little bit of Stiff Little Fingers mixed in. The peppiest songs are "High Energy Plan" and the CD bonus track "Soldier," both of which are as good as anything their contemporaries put out. The only really bad track on this album is "Feelin' Alright With the Crew," which is basically a crappy reggae-punk song, which the Clash and the Ruts had already done with much better results. This album is a classic for fans of `77 punk rock, and is just as essential as The Clash, Inflammable Material, and Teenage Warning.(*NOTE = this review is from HERE )
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"the biggest prize in sport"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
Label:  Universal Music
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

















some people call 999 "punk rock", but others call them "pub rock". This is their third album and probably is next to "Separates", their best album ever. Just listen to the chugging rhythmic guitars, steady backbeat and snappy melodies on the most of songs. Upon first listen, many folks were amazed to find out that 999 were a great rock'n'roll band, punk... or no punk. Practically every track is a classic and the forty five minutes become in few seconds of pure energetic and dynamic rock. In 1995 there was a re-issue through record label "Anagram" with some bonus tracks and changes in the artwork and cover design.
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"takeover"
Year:  1997
Country:  UK
Label:  Get Back
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk Rock






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"death in soho"
Year:  2007
Country:  UK
Label:  Overground
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

















According to Danny Dean: "Probably the greatest and most energetic 999 album I've ever heard in my life, I allways felt that no collection of music should be with out all there first albums up to the Concrete Lp, this new album Death in Soho has all the great song writing and energy of there earlier albums. After longtime making other music styles as pop, new wave or pub rock, 999 are come back again with a fistful of good songs of pure, simple and direct punk rock. The album was released through anarcho-punk label "Overground Records" on CD format and later in 2008, on LP format too and both includes a The Clash cover "Tommy gun" truly good.
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"slam - you us it!"
Year:  2016
Country:  UK
Label:  Combat Rock
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock



















Actually this is not the newest 999 album, but a re-issue of 2016 through french label "Combat Rock Records" with some changes in the artwork, physical aspect and remastered sound. "Combat Rock" is a left-wing record label started late 90s with the goal to support punk rock bands from its country, France, but also from everywhere and offer an small but interesting catalogue and its own releases too. So this album was recorded in 1993 and it was some kind of back to the roots, farest from new wave or pop, and closer to punk rock, few distorted, mid-tempo and pub rock influenced.
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