In 2011 Join The Rejects released their first 12” EP on local labels Crowbar and Actua Records and now the boys are about to release their second 12” on Czech’s very own Vinyl 4 Bootboys Records entitled “Your Place”.
If you are familiar with my Eastern European friends you know by now their vinyl releases are limited, but for this record they went for the ultimate limited release with just 150 copies on heavyweight black vinyl. A shame, because besides limited releases the label is also known for their top quality releases that should be heard by far more people than the quantities they produce, and “Your Place” is, yet again, one of those releases!
I am big on Spanish releases, and despite most of my Spanish records being from Catalonian bands there isn’t a single bad record from Spain in my collection. I prefer the bands that sing in their native tongue and on their debut 12” “The Real Oi! From La Costera” this was also the case. But with “Your Place” Join The Rejects went 50/50 with three songs in Spanish and three songs in English, making it a total of six. This includes a re-recorded version of the previously releases “Viejas Glorias” (from their debut) and the Condemned 84 cover “Boot Boys”, but every single song on here sounds great, if it’s a golden oldie or not. Great powerful vocals (especially the Spanish tracks), fantastic melodies by both bass and electric guitars and strong refrains make this a must-have if you like your Oi! ‘rare & exotica’!. 6 tracks!
- Bajo Riesgo
- Fuera de Control
- Smash the Hard Reality
- Viejas Glorias
- Your Place