Whitmore | Smoke The Roach

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Smoke The Roach

by Whitmore

Debut album from one of the UK\'s top selling Ska-Punk acts. With an attitude and an ear for a good melody.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Ska-Punk
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1. Alison
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2. Scones
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1:58 album only
3. On the Ceiling
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2:43 album only
4. 29 Times
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3:06 album only
5. Johnny Bells Greenhouse
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2:40 album only
6. * (Star Thing)
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2:36 album only
7. Hydrant
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8. Wallace
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2:26 album only
9. Listed
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10. Tell You Twice
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11. Nine Bar Blues
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12. I Am Strong
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13. Drop the Bomb
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14. Closing Doors
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Formed by original ex-Uncle Brian mainstays Robb on vocals and guitar, and bassist Glenn, and augmented by Jay on drums Whitmore\'s ability to write a catchy tune and hard working gig schudule (usually over 200 a year) gained the band huge support in the European Ska and Punk community.

Securing support slots to UK Ska-Punk acts like Spunge and King Prawn and American acts like Toasters and Reel Big Fish led to the band breaking out on their own headline tours where they were able to take out up and coming new bands.

This albums song \"On The Celing\" was adpoted as the theme tune for UK Punk television channel p-rock TV, where their track \"Alison\" became the most phone-voted for video on the channel beating the likes of Rancid, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Offspring and Green Day.

Numerous UK press outrages followed including singer Robb caught having sex with his girlfriend at the British Open golf tournament increased the bands popularity with Avril Lavigne choosing them as opening support at her first ever UK gig, resulting in a follow up support slot leading to the band getting all and sundry drunk and then not \"securing\" the Avril Lavigne Europen tour!

The albums sound ranges from melodic Punk pop to choppy upbeat Ska-Punk to the laid back feel of the Sublime influenced track \"Listed\".

The haunting closing track \"Closing Doors\" about the 9/11 on terrorist attack on New York was influenced by the death of friend, and was wrongly misinterpreted by some of the UK press which led to more notoriety but showed the band as accomplished rock musicians, while often acting \"mad and bad\" showed they could actually also write heartfelt songs with meaning.


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michael steven neely

Whitmore is easily king of punk
I heard their famous song nine bar blues while playing flatout on my p.c. I loved the riffs on the guitar and melodies. Easily my favorite punk band and most acceptable king of punk. Congrats boys pack it in!