THE GARRISON – The Garrison CD-R
The Garrison CD-R
With recent punk/reggae sensations Kuchalana retreated to an indefinite and rather mysterious hiatus, I find it exhilarating to know that The Garrison is still here; more active than ever and most importantly, sticking tight to their The Clash meets The Members route, with all the reggae bits intact.
This CD-R features five tunes, all rough’n’ready recordings made a few months ago in Subang; some are straight-ahead classic Clash-y street-punk while others are ponderous dubby-reggae. Best track for me is still Rupert Murdoch,; a tune they recorded for the (still ‘coming soon”) Ricecooker/Knot Records comp recently, a sharp and spiky number reminding me of Australia’s H-Block meeting The Angelic Upstarts.
Hidden in track number five is a live tune recorded amongst the chatter and chinks of a club somewhere, a bit like The Specials more laidback nightclubbing tracks, all jazzy, soulful and relaxed lovers rock, skanking the night away. Utter cool! Listen to it down there. I think it’s called “Moonlight Rebel” or something along the same line.
Available at The Ricecooker Shop for RM5