Attila The Stockbroker - Baghdad Ska
It finds surrealist rebel poet Attila The Stockbroker and cohorts Barnstormer laying down a skank-tastic backbeat to tell the story of an Iraqi caught up in the war and subsequent occupation of his country. Despite Attilas politically inaccurate assertion that: "Theyre going to take me to Guantanemo Bay", its a thought provoking tale.
On the flip side, Night Bus by Cambridge based Bomb Factory is an Oi punk flavoured tale of the cattle market experience of using buses to cross from one side of London to another after midnight. Essentially, its not a very nice trip, full of pissheads, stoners, mentalists and muggers all driven around the capital by the bus driver from hell.
So there you have it. Musically its not brilliant but thats hardly the point. In this apathetic age Repeat are to be applauded for raising peoples political awareness using a good old fashioned dose of the DIY punk spirit.
Buy Baghdad Ska/Night Bus by sending a cheque or postal order for £3.00 to R*E*P*E*A*T, PO Box 438, Cambridge CB4 1FX
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From Drowned in Sound