Here We Stand

May 12, 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Captain Oi!
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Captain Oi!
  • Total Length: 45:21
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  • ASIN: B002GILDTQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,469 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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It is a solid PUNK effort by legends in the genre.
DJ
Sparrer have been going at it for thirty odd years, tower over their peers as musicians, and in Here We Stand have recorded the best album of their career.
Emerson Shiff
I think it's 100% safe to say that if you liked Shock Troops you'll like this too... you'll like it a lot :).
R. C. Quillen

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kulikowski on December 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
By far the most consistent of any Oi band, Cock Sparrer have never gone the punk dinner-theatre route, hacking out increasingly bored versions of old glories in an endless, grinding tour (cf. Sham 69, 999, now the Buzzcocks, sadly...). Instead, they tour when they feel like it, record a new album every decade or so when they have some new songs -- which all sound like the old songs -- and sit around watching footy the rest of the time. The old power chords and guitar runs are present and correct here, the melodies a touch less riveting than in the Shock Troops heyday, but a damn sight better than Two Monkeys or the weaker bits of Runnin' Riot. It's nice to see a band making music that has the energy and sound of classic punk, yet dealing with the pressing reality of getting old and fat (and doing it without art-ing up or pretending to be anything other than what they've always been: pleasantly insightful and surprisingly self-reflective working class men in Fred Perry and Doc Martens). This disc is well worth having, a fine change of pace from their classic material -- and that's more than you can say for anything recent by any of their contemporaries.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Frankino Jr. on December 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
finally a new cock sparrer album very much long awaited. having everything including their true grit on vinyl and upto the 90's releases of guilty as charged and two monkeys i couldnt wait to get my hands on this. to my dismay it wasnt as good as their past releases. by all means it is a good album, but lacking in some way im not sure of. i received this album 2 days ago and had a go at it several times, but i just cant get into it, which is a disappointment being one of my all time favorite bands. i think that lars fredriksen should stay out of mixing and producing of our favorite bands. like he did with the business. overall i give this a 4 star review, sorry boys i love your music but this is lacking that old cock sparrer stamp on it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emerson Shiff on December 2, 2007
Format: Audio CD
A new Cock Sparrer CD is here after ten long years, and not only does it sound great, it tips well and can be applied directly to warts. I hesitate calling them the first Oi band as it's not my fight, and I mostly agree with the assessment Sparrer and others were proto-Oi bands. Sparrer have been going at it for thirty odd years, tower over their peers as musicians, and in Here We Stand have recorded the best album of their career.

The only complaint I have with Here We Stand is how the tracks were ordered (I just got word the American release will address this issue). Sparrer deliver three types of songs: thoughtful laments on what once was and is either no more or has gone wrong, funny tales of corner pub numbnuttery, and positive anthems of pride. They write catchy tunes in their sleep, as do The Buzzcocks. You somehow expect more than that from Cock Sparrer. I graded eight of the fourteen tracks eight. Here We Stand is front-loaded with eights that hit similar themes. The best tracks, and many of their best don't take themselves seriously, don't kick in until the middle. The best are "Spirit Of '76", "Last Orders", "Suicide Girls", "Sussed", "Don't Stop", "Despite All This" and "Too Late".

With Cock Sparrer you can always rely on simple melodies improved upon to the point of excellence, rollicking bass guitar, soaring guitar chords and clever single note progressions, well-written humor, great sing-alongs, and they do some of their best work during what's esoterically known at The Truck Driver's Gear Change.

Cock Sparrer lyrics are the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph R. Yakimicki on July 21, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Very good album... I disagree with 4 star, it does, indeed, have that cock sparrer stamp. I too own all of their albums...been listening to them for more than a dozen years.

Lyrics, music, etc all still great.

As far as the Lars Fredrickson bit- I don't really see what he added or took away from this album. I suppose this means he did his job properly. This is 100% cock sparrer through and through.
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