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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Foreign Legion - Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Foreign Legion have had quite the career through the past 30 odd years. Forming in 1984 out of the ashes of Punk band Dead On Arrival, they formed Foreign 

Legion who were more Oi! based. Throught their career they have released 4 full length albums including a split album with the legendary Major Accident and having their album "What Goes Around Comes Around" produced by the one and only Mick Jones of The Clash fame! This new record marks the start of a new era and has given them a whole new (pardon the pun) "legion" of fans.

The album starts with the slightly off-putting intro of "Jenny" but the song soon kicks in with it's catchy chorus of "Jenny's in love with a skinhead boy/She likes Punk and Oi! Oi! Oi!"."What A Place To Be", "Market Trader" and "Regeneration (Council Estate)" are the heavywight tracks here though. 

The album sounds like a mix between Rancid with a tinge of Sham 69 thrown in for good measure ; that certainly isn't a mix that will fail. A few of the songs have topics that do seem a bit dated now with the same politicised lyrics they had back in the 80's and most of the time they do kinda miss the nail but that doesn't affect the music which is on top form.


By Matt A.

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