A review :
As most folk on here already know... I'm not daft on tribute bands, I do occasionally enjoy them... Most of the time I'm disappointed. Anyway the first time I saw Combat Rock was maybe (I'm guessing) 15 years ago and I didn't know what to make of them, which is nothing unusual as that's my reaction pretty much every time I see a tribute band. I also saw them about 3 or 4 years ago and thought they were OK! (they had a stand-in that night). I thought some of the songs were excellent and some were poor. So a bit mixed.
Here is the but..... But the last twice I've seen them they have been off the scale fantastic!!!!! And I really mean Fantastic!!!!! They have added brass and keyboards which makes them stand out from the rest. Their version of one of my fave Clash songs Straight To Hell is something to see I'll tell ya... Any Clash tribute can do Janie Jones, Garageland and White Riot etc etc... These fuckers are doing Jimmy Jazz, Rudie Can't Fail, Train In Vain and Rock The Casbah, the full monty... "It ain't Coca Cola it's rice..."
So if you get the chance to see them, do it, go see 'em! If you book tributes? Fucking book them! They are excellent at what they do...
Combat Rock Take A Bow ! X
#aye #dannymac #thebullshitdetector
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CR song list....
Brand New Cadillac
Straight to Hell
Clash City Rockers
English Civil War
Rock the Casbah
Should I Stay
I Fought the Law
Police and Thieves
Safe Euro Home
Rudie Can’t Fail
Train in Vain
Death or Glory
Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
Guns of Brixton
The Card Cheat
All the Young Punks
What's my Name
Wrong 'em Boyo
Jail Guitar Doors
Gates of the West
Police on my Back
I'm So Bored with the USA
City of the Dead
and we're adding new(ish) songs all the time....
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Many thanks to Kenny Kinnear for his excellent photos from our Citrus Club gig in Edinburgh.