Legion 76 - S/T EP
Vinyl 4 Bootboys Records
December, 2014 the Thunder And Glory brothers Eric and Chris released an absolute killer demo with their new outfit Legion 76. Now, nearly a year later, their two-track demo, along with an additional third song, is finally getting the vinyl release it absolutely deserves through our Czech brothers over at Vinyl 4 Bootboys Records!
I am beyond stoked for this release and I think the lot of you who have heard Legion 76’s tracks online are with me on this one, because this is some top flight Oi! music! The A-side features the two songs of the demo, “Life Hits The Ground” and “Another Way”, and although I have heard them countless times already over the past year, I simply can’t get enough of them! Great, personal lyrics, heavy as hell, but with an extreme dose of melody, these tracks just keep on pounding and pounding through my stereo! They took the best of bands like Lion’s Law, Hardsell and Boot Party and made it a crushing mix of their own! 100% sing-a-long galore guaranteed!
But hold on, there is more! On the B-side you’ll find the, previously unreleased track, “Dead City”. Since I can’t read I was getting ready for an Exploited cover, but with that organ directly kicking in I knew something was up and I got surprised in a very positive way! “Dead City” is perhaps a bit ‘lighter’ than the two hard-hitters on the flipside, but the stunning song writing, structure, killer solo and the fantastic use of the organ make this song a superb B-side!
This debut 7” by Philly’s very own legion has everything you want if you are into American Oi! and in 20 years this will be a classic EP! So I highly suggest you don’t sleep on this one, because only 250 copies of this bad boy are being pressed right now on black (150 copies) and gold (100 copies) vinyl! One of my favorite 7” records of this year!