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
Dark Blue follow up their debut LP, ‘Pure Reality’, with ‘Start Of The World’ (12XU) – a soundtrack of a decaying United States. Each song drips with the realities of atrocities happening all around us ; John Sharkey III (Vocals, Guitar) pushes Dark Blue far beyond the post-punk meets oi sound they perfected on their earlier releases, and adds elements of brit-pop and shoegaze. Recorded by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, Nothing), ‘Start Of The World’ is a pop album that makes no apologies.

Boot stomping opener “Union of Buffoons,” sets the political tone for this album with an anthem for workers’ rights. Sharkey’s biting lyrics: “You can’t fight this, you can’t win…screw you once, they’ll screw you twice,” is a reference to human expendability in the face of deregulation and the stagnancy of labor rights. “Never Wanted to Hurt You” is a pop song in the highest order with guts and an undeniable chorus that would make Noel Gallagher jealous even at his most jaded.

The 50′s doo-woop and surf rock sound of “Bombs on the Beach” initially feels like a left turn for the band, evoking a playful innocence against a sunny backdrop. But the lyrics prove this is truly a Dark Blue song, tearing through any cheerfulness as jarring and abrupt as words can be to describe the reality of dropping missiles on a beach of unsuspecting Palestinian children. Sharkey’s voice is heavy with the despair of survivor’s guilt: “Now I’m holding my baby’s hand, as he lies bleeding to death in the sand.” This is another pointed song full of sentiment as much as it is an impassioned call for accountability for the crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip.

While this album shows off new and varying degrees of Sharkey’s vocal intensity, Andrew Mackie Nelson (Bass, Ceremony) and Michael Sneeringer (Drums, Strand of Oaks) shine, guiding the songs in ways other releases haven’t shown before . Tracks such as “Be Gone Everyone” and “Western Front” underscore just how comfortable the band has gotten.

‘Start Of The World’ is the kind of record that Dark Blue has always promised: a collection of smart, fully realized songs that tell real stories. With the world falling apart around us, Dark Blue continues to give voice to neglected perspectives, many unnerving but all necessary to hear. We need a defiant record like this to remind us that just as there was start to all of this destruction, there can also be an end. – Sean Gray.
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