Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Punk Legends D.O.A. Go Back To "1978" & The Planets Release Their Debut Album After 47 Years

Canadian punk pioneers D.O.A. have been riding a wave of revival success, as the band has been on tour, celebrating their 40th anniversary. The band look to remind you of their early days with a new release titled "1978," which features previously unreleased tracks, demos and singles. It features 21-tracks and will be released on May 3rd through Sudden Death Records, as a double LP and on CD.

The set begins with the raw, exciting demo of their song "The Enemy," which perfectly sets the tone, as if you were transported back to the year 1978. The sound quality of the unreleased tracks like "God No War" and "Bored And Suicidal" are anything but perfect, but I feel that adds to the energy of this new release. Singles like "World War 3" and "The Prisoner" from D.O.A.'s debut album fit perfectly alongside demos of the songs "America The Beautiful" and "Liar For Hire." The band's sound in the late-seventies was what punk music all about, as they sung about rebellion against authority with songs like "Royal Police" and "Whatcha Gonna Do."

D.O.A. are continuing their 40th anniversary tour of Canada with a dozen more dates lined-up in May and July. To find out more about their new release "1978," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/DOAPUNK.

New York rockers Binky Philips & The Planets have finally released their debut album, 47 years after forming. During the seventies, the band opened for such acts as the New York Dolls, The Ramones and KISS, but never got a recording contract. As the years passed, Binky Philips & The Planets had a number of line-up changes, as they continued to perform in the New York area. Then about two years ago, The Planets started working with producer J.Z. Barrell on what would become their debut album, "Established 1972 NYC."

The new ten track album begins with the punk rock energy of "Splitsville or Bust" and the hard rock assault of "Drinking Gasoline." They slow down for the more melodic tone of "Leave Me Hanging," and "Blink," as their sound is raw, truthful, but also nostalgic. The Planets wrap up their new album with the aggressive rocker "Sour Grapes" and the bluesy swing of "Wear Out The Grooves." To find out more about Binky Philips & The Planets and their debut release "Established 1972 NYC," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ThePlanets.

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