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Towers of London

Towers of London: Fuck It UpFuck It Up (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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I'll be up front, this is going to be a real short review. But for less than five minutes of music, there's only so much one can do. In fact, Towers of London's Fuck It Up EP probably shouldn't have even been released on CD format, as it lends itself far better to the 7", but that's not what's im.
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I'll be up front, this is going to be a real short review. But for less than five minutes of music, there's only so much one can do.

In fact, Towers of London's Fuck It Up EP probably shouldn't have even been released on CD format, as it lends itself far better to the 7", but that's not what's important here. What is important is the four and a half minutes of balls to the wall punk rock brought through your speakers courtesy of Towers of London. Riding the spirit of `77, these two raucous tunes full of heavy distortion, snotty vocals, and great gang vocals will surely grab your attention. "Fuck It Up" is the first, and better track, and the rally cries of "fuck it up!" coupled with the great guitar work are sure to both win you over and make you sing along no matter what. It's a fast tune, but maintains just the right level of grit and intensity without going overboard.

The second track, "Down in the Streets," also has an ample level of intensity.

Having a much more back and forth feel to it, the guitar work is much more on display than in "Fuck It Up," and it really bodes well for the overall songwriting skill of the band. There's no outlandish soloing, but the soloing that does exist is both necessary and concise. It fits the track well, and gives Towers of London that opportunity it needed to show every facet of their songwriting. Sure, these are pretty simple songs, but they're songs that'll be stuck in your head for days to come, and they're songs that provide a lot more depth than the measly runtime of the EP would have you believe.

 

 
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Anonymous (March 31, 2006)

this is so far the wrong side of shit its utterly incomprehendable. this band are cunts of the highest order.

Anonymous (January 16, 2006)

Man, alot of you guys are way to pussy for these guys. Towers of london fucking rock, and so does this CD, as it's very in your face and totaly offensive punk. It's good shit and it's real punk at that. This albums deffinitely deserves a 10.
(and for those who are interested, Their first full length album comes out spring 2006)

Anonymous (January 4, 2006)

has nobody noticed that 'down in the streets' is the boys tune 'Tonight' from their first album. Its exactly the same tune!

iamfuckyou (December 19, 2005)

aka towers of complete dogshit

Ignitedude (December 17, 2005)

crap

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

i have a few other songs by towers and they are friggin awesome. check out "on a noose" .. great song.
saw them play at a tiny club in boston this summer and it one of the best shows ive ever been to!! definitely go see them live!!

Testiclese (December 16, 2005)

thank you for being up front with us

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

I was gonna bash on this for having a name close to Tower of Rome (who are gonna be the next "it" grind band), but this record sounds pretty good, actually.

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

"Fuck It Up" is an offensively stupid song. I care not that they say "Fuck" a fair few times, but I do care that the rest of the lyrics are utter garbage. And the music is just plain dull.

I haven't heard the second song, but I can safely say this E.P. is at least 50% crap.

Anonymous (December 16, 2005)

best album title ever.

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