While the record doesn't quite convey the anarchic mess that sometimes their gigs can be and it doesn't capture Deko at its rawest spitting venom at the audience and throwing caustic remarks at professions and politicians. It does capture the melody in many of their songs and has Aoife and Deko's voice at a level that isn't competing with the instruments.
Packaged like an exploding eyeball with splattered coloured vinyl this is a work of art both on and off the vinyl.
Deep down I'm getting visions of the Vapors, maybe even the Ramones or early Paranoid Visions with a small nod to glam rock even but always a record I'm happy to put that needle on to.
For when XMAS fm gets a bit too much for you switch to Paranoid Visions punk rock take on those classics
Paranoid visionsAdverse reality Foad / Louderthanwar records For a band steeped in history and the history of punk it’s no surprise that this record captures 4 decades of Dublin. From the greyness of Dublin town through asking people are they happy to revenge killing, Deko's lyrics have lost none of their anger over the years. … Continue reading Play of the Day: Paranoid Visions, Adverse Reality