Rude Pride – Take It As It Come

Contra Records
Written By Mark Jones

One of my favourite bands over the last year or so have been Madrid’s Rude Pride who play catch melodic Oi! and if you’ve been lucky enough to see them live you’ll know they put on one hell of a show. When I heard that the band was putting out their second album I wondered if this could top their impressive debut, but after the first listen of ‘Take It As It Comes’ I was proved that they can and that this is one hell of an album.

The album has 12 tracks and each one is absolutely class and proves that the band have improved since the impressive ‘Be True To Yourself’. The album gets off to a great start with the title track, which is just under 3 minutes of absolute genius which I can’t get enough of. The album continues the great start with ‘Bars and Shackles’ ‘Keep On Walking’, ‘Broken Silence’, and the sublime ‘Too Fast’, a Rock ‘N’ Roll song complete with some killer piano. ‘Once Again’ is next up, a belter of a song with some great guitar licks and a chant of ‘Skinhead Till I Die’ at the end, which I’m sure will be a live favourite for years to come. The great tracks continue to come on this cracking album with gems like ‘Our Pack’, ‘My Generation’,’One More Pint’, and the album closes with the brilliant ‘Many People Suffer’, a ska track which is a fine end to one of the year’s best albums.

Rude Pride have proved yet again what a great band they are and ‘Take It As It Comes’ should be in everyone’s collection.