VCPS “S/T”

VCPS- Album coverAfter two albums under the name VIETCONG PORNSÜRFERS and quite a few European tours, the hard working Swedish band has decided to shorten their name to VCPS. This name change is also linked to a slight change of music direction, less high-energy punk rock’n’roll, more hard rock. While oprening song “Ain’t Nothing For You” is not that different from the band’s latest recordings, songs like “Yes, I can” or “Wild One” remind me more of late HELLACOPTERS or early KISS. DANKO JONES also comes to mind when listening to “All Bad Things.” The tempo change is even more obvious on the groovy JOE COCKER-esque “Hold Me”. The last song, “Take It Outside”, is a pretty catchy hard rock’n’roll tune with bits of early AC/DC and THIN LIZZY touches thrown in it. Only 6 songs, but no bad number. Thumbs up for this new start!/Laurent C. http://www.vcpsofficial.com/
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Vietcong Pornsürfers “We Spread Diseases”

VpSWSDSwedish punk rock’n’rollers VIETCONG PORNSURFERS have been around since 2007. After several line-up changes, here they are back with a new high power release. As years went by, the band’s music evolved towards an early TURBONEGRO kind of rock’n’roll mixed to some MISFITS influences that can be heard mostly in Tom K’s vocals.
While The SURFERS like have a thing for speed-up punk’n’roll (“Make You Hate”, “Just Another Crime”), they also know how to add a very welcome glam rock touch in songs like “First High” or “Don’t Look Back”, and sometimes mix both sides (“Hate Your Band”) with natural ease. The raw and live production really fits with the band’s energy and emphasizes Rackarn’s powerful drum playing.
Scandinavian rock meets American punk’n’roll works quite well on this album, and I can see it being appealing to the  German audiences especially. In one of the best songs of the album (“Dead Track”), singer Tom tells us “rock and roll was dead long before I was born.” It might be true, but in this case, “We Spread Diseases” is a good way to work at its resurrection!Laurent C.

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