Whiskey Rebels - Whiskey Rebels (Cover Artwork)

Whiskey Rebels

Whiskey Rebels (2002)


This album begins with a drunken sing along telling the tale of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, which quickly turns into a raging street punk anthem which sets the tone for the rest of the album. The rest of the songs that follow tell tales of rebellion, disillusionment with politics and society, being true to yourself and family, and of course, or the name of this band would be misleading, whiskey (or any alcohol) and all of its related fun.

One track I particularly liked was Roll The Dice which is a Bouncing Souls sounding song about using music to deal with the harshness of life, but not letting it get you down or blaming others for your mistakes. Some other really good tracks included Let Freedom Ring, St. Ides, and Final Call.

One problem that I had with this album was the terrible artwork. It looks like it was printed off someone's home computer and the printer was running out of ink. Now I wouldn't mind if this was a self-released album, understandable, but this band is signed to GMM, a company that I know has enough money to give them a quality print job. Other than that minor flaw, this is a great debut album from these drunken Sacto hooligans, whom I could see going far in the street punk/Oi scene. Fans of the Anti-Heroes, older Dropkick Murphys, and the Business will love this.