Rock n Roll has never been about compromising. Great rockers don’t compromise on their looks, their music, their style, and they certainly don’t mince their words when it comes to saying what they feel.
That’s why 1 Sick Unit’s new album ‘Wake Up!’ is one of those records that fits right into hard rock’s chequered history.
It is an unapologetic howl against what they see as the ills of society. As they themselves state, they’re not afraid to say what they think.
And that attitude is reflected nowhere more than on the anthemic title song “Wake Up!”
It is the fulcrum around which the rest of the record – a darkly funny mash-up of rock’n’roll bedlam – is built, and is the most political song 1 Sick Unit have produced to date.
But these boys, weaned on the heavy rock of Kiss, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, have got a fun side to them too. This may be a political and social record, railing against the ‘socialism’ of the US government, but it is also funny and fun-loving.
‘Wake Up!’ is an album that will upset a whole lot of people. But a fair few will be singing along with every note too.