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Droogiez - Struggle for Existence
Band: Droogiez
Land: Germany
Titel: Struggle for Existence
Cat.#: CR094
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10`LP Gatefold Cover Total Edition 300  
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Release: 2012-07
Webseite: http://droogiez.de/
Beschreibung: DROOGIEZ - Struggle For Existence LP

After their briliant 2009 debut "Glorious Days" DROOGIEZ are back with their second longplayer, which conserves their typical musical style but developes their sound further to the Bootboy sound of the 70ies.
Punkrock straight out of the Pubs, the British influence is not deniable and reaches from THE CLASH to THE RUTS even to SLADE. In some parts DROOGIEZ tried to include some "handclaps", which was last heard by THE VEROS if you think of Oi! Bands. At this record the bass-lines dominate the sound likewise the clear vocals by the singers Arne (formerly into OXYMORON) and Lars (which is also member of STOMPER 98).
Their sometimes political lyrics are not-the-lyrics-all-bands-sing about, DROOGIEZ tried to dig the massacre of Utoya, they sing about their view of the so-called "Arabic spring revolution" and the "beauty ideal" of today. Well done, DROOGIEZ!

Die zweite Scheibe der Nürnberger konserviert den typischen DROOGIEZ Style des Debüts "Glorious Days", treibt diesen jedoch weiter in Richtung Bootboy-Sound der Siebziger. Punkrock aus dem Pub, die britischen Vorbilder sind unüberhörbar und reichen von THE CLASH über THE RUTS bis hin zu SLADE. Hier und da wurden sogar ein paar Handclaps eingebaut, zuletzt hatten maximal THE VEROS im Oi! Bereich damit experimentiert. DROOGIEZ-typisch dominieren die Basslinien und ein klarer Gesang, wobei sich die Sänger Arne (Ex-OXYMORON) und Lars (außerdem aktiv bei STOMPER 98) hervorragend ergänzen. Textlich kann man sich wieder auf die Jungs verlassen, erfreulicherweise findet man auf "Struggle For Existence" auch mal ein paar Strophen mit aktuell-politischem Bezug fernab von einfallsloser Pöbelei gegen "die Bösen" (setze beliebig ein: Medien, Politiker, Unpolitische, Politische?). So verarbeitet man das Massaker auf der norwegischen Insel Utoya, den arabischen Frühling oder das herrschende Schönheitsideal. Well done, warum schaffen das so wenige aktuelle Bands der "Szene"?
Punkrock ohne Spät-Onkelz Gene. Sicher niemals auf einem Deutschrock Gig zu sehen, uns gefällt das sehr!

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Rick Ecker Reviews - http://alteredfrequencies.wordpress.com/
Here comes DROOGIEZ newest which comes two years after their solid debut album Glorious Days. They give us ten songs in around thirty minutes and bring the spirit of punk rock from the late 70s to the early 80s back for another listen.

The instrumental intro song is short, but gives you a quick dose of the punk that is coming at you on the second song, “Struggle For Existence” has a bit of Joe Strummer in the voice and has a definite CLASH feel to the song with the guitar playing and background singing, it could fit on the first CLASH album. “Cut The Crap”, which is the title of the last studio album by the CLASH, could have done with a song this good on that album, with the great lyrics, and the chorus that gets stuck in your head, “Addicted” has you thinking that you’re listening to a long-lost track from the early days of punk, it’s almost magical how they can turn me into a kid again with their skill at keeping the faith alive. “Too Young” has great bouncing bass, guitar licks that are tastefully placed in the song, drumming that’s just heavy enough, and great vocals that are a bit rough sounding. This trio, Tom on drums, Lars on bass on vocals and Arne on guitar and vocals really have the original punk sound down on this release, even more so than on their first album and it actually sounds fresh, not tired because they inject the songs with energy and excitement that other bands can’t get close to. I really liked these songs as well, “Footprint”, “Liar”, and “Respect Yourself”.

DROOGIEZ really went out and did an incredible job of making an album that you would swear was for the glory days of punk, with the clean sounding vocals, the well written lyrics and the marvellous playing. The CLASH were a band that really seemed to be acknowledged on this release with touches of their sound all over, but it wasn’t as if DROOGIEZ were aping their sound, but showing “The Only Band That Matters” some respect. Awesome job boys!


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