Written By Mark Jones
San Francisco’s Old Firm Casuals have been relentless since they formed in 2010 releasing several singles, E.P’s and albums and are back with the release of their new 12” ‘Wartime Rock ‘N’ Roll.
To get things going is the riff heavy ‘Hell’s a Lot Better’. Coming in just under 5 minutes with a catchy tune that is not dissimilar to AC/DC (which is no bad thing) will no doubt get arms up in the air thumping along to the music. Next up is ‘Sex Case’ a short sharp slab of street punk that we come to expect from Old Firm Casuals. ‘1312’ comes next a catchy song which sounds that it could have easily ended up on a Rancid album instead of this release. The previous songs are all great songs in their own right but for me, the best song is the title track. ‘Wartime Rock ‘N’ Roll’ kicks off with some brilliant guitar riffs and you know instantly that this is going to be a great song. It has everything, singalong choruses, brilliant guitar work and some excellent lyrics that honour the soldiers while asking some valid questions to politicians.
There isn’t a lot left to say apart from that if you are debating whether to buy this or not – don’t, just get it.