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Roger Miret and The Disasters

Roger Miret and The Disasters: Roger Miret & The DisastersRoger Miret & The Disasters (2002)
Hellcat Records

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Roger Miret is one of the largest figures in Hardcore, known for his commanding delivery and incendiary sociopolitical vocals, AF was able to make the entire scene sit up and take notice of NYHC scene. Well Roger is now back again this time with a new band that shows Roger again taking punk in a ne.

Roger Miret is one of the largest figures in Hardcore, known for his commanding delivery and incendiary sociopolitical vocals, AF was able to make the entire scene sit up and take notice of NYHC scene. Well Roger is now back again this time with a new band that shows Roger again taking punk in a new direction, only instead of the hardcore his known for, this new band shows him playing with more of a street punk/Oi sound that reminded me a lot of early groups like the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, Cocksparrer and newer groups like Swinging Utters and Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards. The lyrics on this album range from drinking and partying, to how much work sucks, the life of a punk, and even a love song. The whole album is filled with catchy as hell guitar hooks, sing-along after one listen choruses, and attitude that only a veteran from the mean pits of New York could bring. The album closes with a great cover of Cocksparrer's classic "England Belongs To Me", only changed to "New York Belongs To Me" which is my favorite on this disc and worth the price of the cd alone.

While I personally have never been that into Agnostic Front, I think I have one release, I found myself liking this band a whole lot more. I have always been a fan of street punk, and this is some of the best stuff that I have heard in awhile. This album is nothing groundbreaking or new, but when you can play punk as good as this why bother. If you are into street punk/Oi Swinging Utters, Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards, The Business, or the Oi side of the Dropkick Murphys, check this one out.

Give'em The Boot
Punch The Clock


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Anonymous (February 1, 2004)

roger miret & af rules

dropkick (February 15, 2003)

3 words :OiOiOi

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

Roger Miret does not suck. Agnostic Front is a fucking classic band with a classic sound.
I wish there were more cd's to review. it seems like a long time till a good one comes out. this one was worth it. but i didn't like it as much as AF.

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

To anyone getting offended by militant agnostic, I think your confused about the definition of agnostic. He isn't a militant "atheist", which would imply that he is positive there is no God. he/she is a milliant AGNOSTIC, meaning not sure what there is. There could be God there could be nothing. Usually people who are agnostic really truly hope there is a God, or at least something. So to be a millitant agnostic is kind of a clever way of saying "Man, I REALLY dont know." So learn what words mean before you attack someone, k?

Also, I think Roger Miret sucks.

Anonymous (September 15, 2002)

Great Review it has everything a review should have.

sockk (September 15, 2002)

i'm agnostic too. but the use of militant in the phrase, "militant agnostic" harkens to labels like "militant vegan." and everyone loves a militant vegan.

Anonymous (September 15, 2002)

to the person who is "confused by your seeming contradiction" i think what he means is the band is trying to redirect punk back to where it came from instead of the poppy shit were fed everyday.

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

whoops wrong cd. what does this have to do with Roger Miret's cd?

-MIlitant Agnostic-

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

To sokk:
What are you talking about?
You're getting offended because of my name??!?!?! Kid, you have too much time on your hands. I've never been disrespectful towards anyone's religious beliefs no matter how much I disagree with them. Sokk, if you could point out just ONCE where I was "speading my views" concerning anyone's personal religious views I would appreciate it. I use the term "militant agnostic" because I've grown tired of both sides of the argument believer vs. unbeliever. Both sides are so sure that their views are correct & everyone else's are wrong. It's a pointless argument. I look at it like this - I don't know what happens after death & neither do you. Do I force this on people, no, i don't. Peoples personal beliefs are just that, personal. It's when others views are forced on me or my family, that's when I get defensive. If you're offended by that then I feel for you, but will not apologize to you. Like I said earlier, point out one instance where I disrespected your or someone else's beliefs, if you can't you have no argument. More importantly, what exactly does this have to do with DKM's live cd?

-Militant Agnostic-
"I don't know what happens after death & neither do you!"

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

to the confused reader; i was talking about a new direction for roger, not a new direction in music as a whole.

sockk (September 12, 2002)

hey mister militant agnostic, spreading your views to willing listeners is okay, but when you choose the militant standpoint, you're no better than any of the other religious fundies. people like that give the other atheists and agnostics a bad name. like how militant vegans make all other vegans seem like assholes by association

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

Very solid album. Best songs are: N.Y. belongs to me, Give em the Boot, Punch the Clock, Screw You, Just us. After a few listens, you'll be singing along. Play it loud!

Fuzzy (September 12, 2002)

This album is pretty good. I bought it yesterday...definately nothing brand new, but it's good Punk Rock, something that's actually sort of hard to come across these days.

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

To the guy below:
I think what he means is Roger Miret is going in a new direction himself (with this being more streetpunk sound rather than Agnostic Front's hardcore sound). That's just my opinion & I could be wrong.

-Militant Agnostic-

Anonymous (September 12, 2002)

I'm confused by your seeming contradiction: he's "taking punk in a new direction", yet it reminds you of "early groups like the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, (and) Cocksparrer"? You follow this up by saying: "This album is nothing groundbreaking or new, but when you can play punk as good as this why bother."

So which is it?

ambiotical_sophisticrat (September 11, 2002)

oy vey

Anonymous (September 10, 2002)

Hell yeah...

sickboi oi oi-

martin (September 10, 2002)

Yeah this stuff is pretty damn cool. I am not the biggest fan of oi but I liked this. I guess I am a little prejudice because the guitarist is from my hometown and things like that dont happen very often for people from my neck of the woods.



eyeball_kid (September 10, 2002)

I'm not really into Agnostic Front either but I really like this stuff. It's got variety too, something which Agnostic Front have been lacking recently.

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