Black Radio/The Ruling Class - split 7"

Long Gone Loser (AU)

A split 7” featuring 2 ass-kicking motor punk rock n roll bands. The UK’s Black Radio (who I think are fuckin’ tops) deliver 2 speed punk thrashers in the vein of Zeke, Speedealer, Peter Pan Speedrock, etc. and their songs just shred like a motherfucker. I am all about this band. Guts, power, brutality, rock n roll! This is the shit, baby! The Ruling Class are from Sweden and I hadn’t heard their tunes before I heard this 7” and my verdict? Similar style, powerful thrash punk rock n roll like Motorhead meets The Peepshows and Puffball. You dig the sound, I do too. I really need to hear more from these guys. Great stuff! This is a must have record for anyone who digs the genre known as ‘Motorpunk’. Lovin’ it!

Sleazegrinder (USA)

Split 7” that seems to be a semi-concept piece about, I think, highway murder. Black Radio are Brit brawlers who play ferocious speed-rock with gnarly metallic leads. It’s like that movie with the flying guillotines, just non-stop panic and head-chopping. Fucking crazy. Ruling Class are Swedes. They play muscle-car rock, fast n’ furious, but with a dollop of melody, I’m assuming, to bait the chicks into their car. Their death car!

Lowcut Magazine (Denmark)

No-nonsense motor amphetamine punk'n'roll. I thought I was pretty fed up with all the 90s Zeke/Puffball macho punk, but these two acts do a fuckin' killer job, the vinyl oozes with gasoline, guts, and grit. Four fine Motorheadesque ragers, two tracks from each band, and by the left testical of beelzebubba, do they complement each other, FUCK YEAH! Black Radio hails from England, and The Ruling Class is from Sweden, as are Bootleg Booze Records who pulled up another winner from their badass catalogue. Now, let's drink, fight, fuck, and drive under the influence!

If you dig: Motorhead, Zeke, Puffbal

(Fantastic... like in really, really good.)

Written by Jens
Saturday, 17 July 2008 09:22
Shot In The Foot (UK)

Its hard to top the "No Frills, No Skills" 7" released in 2006 with its 4 tracks of pure spit, sweat and blood soaked rock n roll, but Black Radio have done it! Two brilliant speed rock n roll tracks that make you want to steal the neighbours car and run red lights and out run the pigs!

The first track, Outlaw Racer, is nothing short of breakneck speed genius. Its loud, raw, hard and fast, and the way it leads into the second track, Time's Up, is also very cool.

Time's Up is also a brilliant track with a fast, effective, infectious riff that makes you want listen to it again and again just to see if you've digisted it all, and you know what, you haven't! Genius!

After hearing the Black Radio side, you are not sure if The Ruling Class would be able to compete or keep up, but they have!

Born To Kill is the first track and it is prety fucking good! Hearing this track makes you want to learn guitar and drink brew for breakfast. Its loud and fast and has a killer riff.

However, the intro to the second track, The Last Of A Dying Breed, is slow and not what you expect to hear, but once it kicks in, its another amazing song, enough to make you think The Ruling Class were actually baptised in fire!!!

All in all i give this record 4.5/5

Degeneration Overdrive (Canada)

Ha ha! Fuck yeah! I have been waiting for quite a while to land some recording from these English speed rockers which are Black Radio. I must admit that this is one band I keep returning to on myspace to here over and over again. Nicely executed for the genre without any of the hiccups some bands seem to have getting interesting enough melody while keeping the speed up. A perfect match to introduce the b-side owned by The Ruling Class, Sweden’s answer to the wave of speed rock that’s been appearing all over middle Europe. All songs clocking at under 3 minutes this split delivers a short sharp attack right to the point. Excellent little jewel if you want an introduction to the bands. Once again thank you Bootleg Booze!
I-94 Bar (Australia)

Bootleg Booze is good at setting up these knock 'em down match-ups over the course of a split-single, this time pitting English trucker cap rockers Black Radio against Swedish trash speedrock quartet The Ruling Class. I hate to sit on the fence with this (it gives you splinters in the arse) but it really is a dishonorable draw. The Ruling Class have a frenetic balls-out relentlessness that's every bit as intense as the dirty runaway steamroller that Black Radio set in motion. It's an exhausting trip but if you're into the Eurotrash stash peddled by, say The Backyard Babies, this will sit well on your turntable.

Close-Up Magazine (Sweden)

Två nya förmågor med samma fixering som motorpunkens mästare Zeke: amerikanska vrålåk, billig öl, snabb punk.
Att medlemmarna i Black Radio, sitt ursprung i östra England till trots, har något brittiskt i sina skivbackar, förutom möjligen Discharge och Motörhead, betvivlar jag starkt. Trion imponerade stort. "Outlaw racer" och "Time's up" fullkomligt skriker tidiga Zeke och Dwarves, en kombination som aldrig är fel. [8/10]
Nygamla Ruling Class från Västerås, som består av folk från insomnade Puffball tar utan vidare krusiduller vid där Puffball lämnade oss. Kanske hade lite mer drag under galoscherna varit på sin plats, gruppens båda bidrag ter sig aningen långsamma i sammanhanget, men Ruling Class kommer ändå undan med hedern i behåll. [7/10]

Calle Granehult

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