TV WORK & BED – The Tights – COMING SOON!!

By Alison - Bubblegum Slut Zine

Issue 36

The Tights

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Though they have a heck of a punk story to tell (signed as teens in ’77, resulting in the first release on the now legendary Cherry Red label and a glut of good press)

The Tights have somehow fallen between the cracks of the endless retrospectives now issued on punk’s beginnings.  It’s a mystery (and a travesty, to any who have heard those early recordings) but one we won’t dwell on here, since as the title reading like an itinerary for modern life ought to imply, this new album lives firmly in the here and now.

Sure, the roots shine through like three weeks mousey brown growth on a green Mohican, but there’s a freshness and spirit to this release that many an overly nostalgic reunion is lacking.

Some new tricks have been learned; while remaining hooky and immediate the guitarlines swoop and weave well outside the three chord box and opener ‘Blood And Flowers’ gothic intonation by Malcolm Orgee, and melancholy twang sets the subtly sombre mood for the piece.  But it is perhaps taking the Ramones’ ‘Poison Heart’ to dark depths of their own that is The Tights’ most impressive trick.  Recommended.


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