ZOUNDS: ‘The Redemption Of Zounds.’


Thirty years after they first came to prominence in the London underground punk scene Zounds return with ‘The Redemption of Zounds‘. It is an album of 80’s style anarchic punk that beggars the question, is punk still relevant and is anarchy still cool?

Going by this offering my response would have to be no. The vocals are out of time and droned. The instrumental is drab and not particularly catchy. The melody plays out at a lazy pace and is altogether un inspiring. 

Punk  has had its day in the sun, regurgitating the past with no evolution is always bad news. When punk guru John Lyndon himself decided to sell his morals and his dignity to the ‘Man’ and advertise butter you know glory days are long gone. 

‘The Redemption of Zounds’ is a nostalgic punk album that is well passed its prime. I can’t see the target demographic being anyone other than those who appreciated the band 30 years ago. It certainly isn’t for me. 

(Available now

(4/10)

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One Response to ZOUNDS: ‘The Redemption Of Zounds.’

  1. Zulu says:

    There’s a new band every week
    New ways to move your feet
    New sounds to thrill your ears
    Same old chords dresses up weird
    New attitudes, brand new stance
    Different steps but the same old dance
    New ways but in the end
    It’s a new way to make you spend

    The media cares cause the media knows
    Fashions comes and fashions go
    Last week trend is now passe
    Cause there’s something better to buy today
    You can buy something and leave it at that
    But you go and try to take it back
    They’ll offer you nothing though it cost the Earth
    Soon show you what they think your worth

    And there’s a new band every week
    New ways to move your feet
    New ways but in the end
    It’s a new way to make you spend

    Been searching for some thing but I don’t know what, been searching for a long long time
    Then someone comes along and says “this is it”, but it will cost you, realize
    You pay your money, try your luck, think your trust them one more time
    But how long does it take to feel your being ripped off, there’s always something new buy

    There’s a new band every week
    New ways to move your feet
    New ways but in the end
    It’s a new way to make you spend

    New band, it’s a new band
    New band, new band

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