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  The Ugly Truth about Blackpool Volume 1 - Volume 1 - (1977 - 2005) - UTAB
By ´Bubblegum Slut´ zine - issue #20 submitted

Though the title might suggest you´re in for the hopeful sounds of 27 of the cities unsigned and unwashed ´The Ugly Truth About Blackpool´ in fact charts the good, bad and the ugly throughout the musical history of England´s Vegas. From 1977´s ´An-ti-so-cial´ from Skrewdriver to Sick56´s weird melodic-introed hardcore from earlier this year there´s an entry, or two, for almost every year on this punk-centric compilation (although you can only assume that the notable gap between Sign Language´s 1984 track ´ Love And Glory´ and the Membranes cheekily titled ´Tatty Seaside Town´ was a lean time on the Blackpool live circuit). Along the way are some gems like The Phantom Creeps´ Damned-esque Goth punk ´Bad Place´ from 96, a chaotic live recording from the brilliantly named Pink Torpedoes´ ´Time To Be Alone´ and Ceramic Hobs frankly bonkers ´Pro Ana Tips ´N´ Tricks´. A great, inspired idea for a compilation that actually works

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