New Model Army
- The Singles 85-91 (Reviewed by wavemeister):
Model Army 'History - The Singles 85 - 91', released 1992 on EMI, Folk
Rock / Punk
Better Than Them
Brave New World
Green And Grey
Get Me Out
Far Better Thing
beginnings on, the New Model Army (named after the English revolutionary
army of Oliver Cromwell) were respected for their working class-ethics
and uncompromised views on politics which never bowed to anything.
With the interesting mixture of melodic punk, frequent acoustic parts,
occasional folk and the charismatic voice of fronter Justin Sullivan,
they were able to gather a small but loyal followership, and especially
their concerts are events which shouldn´t be missed.
features their single outtakes from five albums recoded from 1985 - 1991,
among them the probably best known tracks '51st State' and 'Vagabonds'
as well as the pure and angry outbursts of 'No Rest' and 'Get Me Out',
not to forget the almost goth-like 'White Coat'.
Surely nothing for the mainstream listener, this compilation offers a
good entry and overview of this interesting and underrated band.