Labor Force | ...True to the Blue

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...True to the Blue

by Labor Force

Four men, raised on the blue collar ethics of the rustbelt, form the voice of the world's disenfranchised working class. Otherwise known as Labor Force, they spout their proletariat gospel of a better tomorrow over a backdrop of punk rock progressions.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Another Day
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3. Jimmy
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4. Loyalty
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5. The Enemy
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6. Union Army
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7. Passing the Torch
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8. The Morning's War
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9. Labor Force
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10. Intolerable
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11. The Boys
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12. American Nightmare
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"Labor Force Supplies you with 12 tracks of some of the purest working class Streetpunk anthems you're ever likely to hear!! Hard, catchy tunes with meaningful lyrics... I Fuckin loved this CD!! These blue collar boys give it to you like it is and without a doubt they succeed in getting their message across. For a debut album, I'd have to say that this is one of the best I've heard and that's no shit! I like all 12 tracks on offer but must admit that "Another Day" (A working class anthem if I ever heard one) "Jimmy", "Loyalty" and "American Nightmare" are my Favourites... This is one album you HAVE to invest in peeps! Guaranteed you won't be disappointed! -Oi Warning

"Labor Force's . . . True to the Blue starts with the sound of a factory whistle, and the Rubber City quartet promptly gets to work on a model of low-fi street punk, turning out a half-hour shift of anthemic guitar leads, holler-along choruses, and lyrics about loving the union and hating debt collectors. As many of the Oi! greats have, frontman Mikey Pain, the disc's foreman, delivers orders in a semi-British inflection that keeps his melodies on track. He has impressively nimble pipes, and the rest of the workers keep up with him on speedy sing-alongs like "The Enemy." Any dues spent supporting this crew would be money well spent." -Scene Magazine

"This is just great blue-collar punk rock featuring catchy sing-along choruses with well-balanced melody and aggression. It kind of reminds me of Pistol Grip, Tommy Gutless, or the first Dropkick Murphys’ album (sans the Irish influence). The lyrics espouse the usual working-class ethics and plight, but come off with tons of sincerity and zero pretense....I’ll take this band over any of the street punk bands out there barking their banality without hooks." -Rock N Roll Purgatory

"Cleveland, Ohio’s Labor Force are more or less in the vein of “oi” or working class punk bands like The Business, The Casualties, Dropkick Murphys, and the like. I say more or less because this band doesn’t limit themselves to just those influences. In particular I hear elements of eighties hardcore and even some rockabilly....But what really makes this band stand out from the street punk pack is their knack for genuinely good songwriting and arrangements....Overall, this is a damn impressive release." -Black Angel Promotions


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