BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Part 1

Part 1

Dark Blue, Fuck SS

Tue, April 21, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Part 1
Part 1
Part1 formed in 1980 and were part of the original London anarcho-punk scene. During the early 1980s they played a number of gigs, often with Rudimentary Peni, who the band became associated with, as well as other acts operating around the London Anarchy Centre funded by Crass’ Bloody Revolutions 7”. The band’s final gig before splitting up was at the 100 club in 1983 with The Subhumans.

In 2013 founding members, guitarist, Mark Ferelli, and singer, Jake Baker, reformed the band with long-time admirer Chris Low (ex-Apostles, Oi Polloi & Political Asylum) on drums; later being joined by David Barnett (ex- Adam & the Ants, Guernica, Lola Colt) on bass. Their first reformation show was at the Rebellion festival that summer – 30 years after their last live performance. Since then Part1 have played a number of gigs to great acclaim and enthusiastic response and will be playing more live shows plus several European punk festivals and events over the coming months.

Part1’s original vinyl releases are the ‘Funeral Parade’ EP, released in a pressing of 500 in October 1982 on the band's own Paraworm label and the posthumous 'Pictures of Pain' LP on Pushead's USA Pusmort label, released in 1985 after the band had split. In recent years both have attained cult status, with copies selling on the collectors market for sums often over £200. As well as an anarcho-punk classic, these records are now regarded as seminal ‘Deathrock’ releases – largely due to the dark, heavily flanged guitar work, morbid imagery and anti-religious lyrical themes. Indeed, Part1 have been described as “England’s Ultimate Cult Deathrock band”. Reissues of both 'Funeral Parade' & 'Pictures of Pain' are scheduled for release in late 2014 together with new studio recordings.
Dark Blue
Dark Blue
It’s 2018 and it’s another shite year in America. But hey, the Philadelphia Eagles finally made it to the Super Bowl, so it’s only fitting there’s a new Dark Blue single recorded by none other than Jeff Ziegler. The band’s 2016 LP—'Start of The World'—was as much an ode to the powerless as it was an effort to lay bare uncomfortable realities: the working poor keep working only to get poorer, oh and ICYMI, there’s a violent occupation happening in Palestine. Dark Blue’s latest 7” for 12XU continues to sing to the unsung with two tracks that are unwilling to sugarcoat issues many seem to turn a blind eye to.

The A side, “Fight to Love”, is a brit-pop ballad that feels arena huge thanks to John Sharkey III’s distinct vocals, which are the strongest and most emotional they’ve ever been. Like all Dark Blue songs, bleak is always embedded in the pop. This track rails against gentrification, which according to Sharkey, doesn’t matter if it’s lead by “slime who dress their rescue dogs in Lycra,” or if it’s cloaked in Zionism.

The flip side to this is a reimagined version of Anti-Nowhere League’s 1983 classic, “For You.” Instead of the cut’s street punk grit, Dark Blue turns the track inside out to expose a song that goes right for the heart instead of the usual brick to the gut.

Dark Blue’s new 7” proves that they’re still here, trudging through the dreadful in 2018, and these songs will have you stomping right beside them.
Fuck SS
Fuck SS
No matter what I tell you, Fuck SS from buying a home to start a bank account, not the band to what kind of investment. Since the planet of noise prefer other forms of modern technology that is used in computers and such distractions, do not have to wait for a day or two. Punk about discussion is OK. You do not still do it.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com