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The Shame ‎– Tulsa Old School (ABCD009)

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Format:
miniCD (jewelcase, 300 copies)
Description: Three punks from Tulsa (Oklohoma, USA) team up to bring you the finest oldfashioned Oi! & punk with lyrics about beer, football, daytime drinking, Arsenal, the pub and the Tulsa Roughnecks’ great victory in 1983. Feat. ex-members from Brother Inferior and Bring Down The Hammer. European issue with songs previously only released overseas and meant to promote the band overhere. Expect new vinyl releases in 2014!
Release date: 18 november 2013
Available: Yes (purchase)
Tracks:

The World Is Ours EP
1 The World Is Ours
2 Nothing Gained
3 For Football And The Pints
4 The Kings Of The Midwestern Plains

song from the sold out Voi!ce Of America compilation EP
5 Take The Day

song from the Oi! This Is Streetpunk vol.3 compilation LP
6 Daytime Drinking

songs from the The Plan CD
7 Song Of The Street
8 Blacked Out
9 Sam’s Army

Reviews:
Out Of Step (21 january 2014)
According to the press sheet, the band members of ‘The Shame’ know each other since they got involved in punk in the late 80′s. Later they played in several hardcore and punk bands like Brother Inferior, Bring Down The Hammer and Assembly of God but these bands, more or less, fell apart. In 2011- Josh (bass), Giss (drums) and Chad (guitar/vocals) teamed up again and decided to go back to the essence of punk music with old-fashioned Oi! influenced by Sham 69, The Oppressed, The Business, … Within a few months the band recorded six songs which appeared on hard-to-find vinyl releases like the ‘Oi! This is Streetpunk volume 3′ LP and the ‘Voi!ce Of America Volume Two’ EP. The band also released an EP called ‘The World Is Ours’. Aggrobeat Records collected these six songs along with three songs from their ‘The Plan’ album on a this mini ‘Tulsa Old School’ CD, limited to 300 copies.
Musically ‘The Shame’ doesn’t bring anything new to the Oi! Spectrum. Its your typical sing and drink along 80s British Oi! with your typical skinhead/Oi!/working class subjects: drinking, football, … So if you’re into this you can’t go wrong with ‘Tulsa Old School’ by The Shame. Rating: 7.5/10

Backstreet Battalion (21 january 2014)
The Shame is an US band and according to the album title we may guess that they come from city of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Their members are well known from bands like Brother Inferior, Bring Down The Hammer and Assembly of God. This is their collected recordings from their EP (released on Profane Existence Records which are releasing mainly crust) and some comiplations. Together there is 9 songs on circa 24 minutes, the band plays in three and their music responds to the title. You can really feel spirit of the 80´s from their music, great is bass with their up and down simple solos like Evil Conduct. It is straightforward music but it has balls and I can hear there singalong songs like from Antipati or Banner of Thugs. But it is played and recorded in three and it is well. Lyrics are mainly classics – songs are called – Football and the Pints (American football or “our” soccer :)?), Daytime Drinking, Song of the Streets, World is Out (Tonight), The Kings of Midwestern Plains…so booze, football and area which you come from. Great singalong is the last song Sam´s Army but also it´s in other songs. Album is limited to 300 copies with 8 pages booklet (photos and lyrics). Who likes straightforward bands which are didn´t sing much about serious topics this is for him! Rating: 7.5/10

Moloko Plus (21 december 2013)
Scheibenkleister, jetzt gibt`s Ärger: Medienzar und Chef-vonns-Ganze Torsten R. drückte mir bei einem konspirativen Treffen diese CD in die Wixgriffel und raunte, er halte dieses Elaborat für „die beste Platte des Jahres 2013“ und habe sie in seiner Konzernzentrale 20-25 x ‘rauf und ‘runter gedudelt. Starker Tobak … .
Zumal die Wahrheit aber anders aussieht. Und auch wenn ich jetzt meinen Job jenseits aller Mindeslohndiskussionen stante pede verliere, so muss ich doch bei der Wahrheit bleiben und festhalten, dass The Shame hier ein solides Streetpunkalbum abgeliefert haben, das sich im gehobenen Mittelmaß wiederfindet. Mehr aber auch nicht.
Alle drei Bandmitglieder kommen aus der härteren Musikschiene und das hört man auch. Es geht um Bier, Fußball (ein Bandmitglied mag u.a. den VfB Stuttgart, weil seine Mama da gebürtig herkommt!) und blablabla.
Dem von der werbenden Wirtschaft ins Feld geführten Vergleich mit den Wretched Ones halten die Jungs aus Tulsa in Oklahoma zu keiner Zeit stand.
In allerbesten Momenten klingt es fast wie bei Evil Conduct (bei „Daytime drinking“), vieles aber rauscht ohne besondere Aha!-Effekte durch und man fragt sich, was Meister Ritzki da so nachhaltig beeindruckt hat. Vielleicht verrät er es noch, bevor ich mit einem Stahlkappentritt in den Allerwertesten auf die Straße gesetzt werde. Dann singe ich den „Song of the street“ und widme mich dem „Daytime drinking“… Rating: 6/10

Crazy United (18 december 2013)
Mit dem Album „Tulsa Old School“, kommen The Shame mit neun Knallersongs im Gepäck um die Ecke. Die drei Jungs aus Oklohoma, spielen mit diesem Album auf einem hohem Qualitäts- Level und liefern erstklassigen Sound ab. Es gibt weder einen Totalausfall noch einen absoluten Spitzensong. Alle Songs sind konstant gut und machen Spaß. Schon beim Cover wird deutlich, welche Themen die Band textlich gesehen, behandelt- Fußball und Alkohol und trotz der relativ simplen Themen, werden hier keine stumpfen Parolen ins Mikro gegrölt- sehr angenehm.Meine persönlichen Favoriten auf dieser Platte sind „ for football and the pints“ und „ take the day“. Insgesamt ist es eine klasse Scheibe, an der man sich nicht so schnell satt hören wird.

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