Welcome to Razorcake | Punk Music Reviews Welcome to Razorcake | Punk Music Reviews

Live the Dream: CD
Honestly, I really don’t care for “folk punk” all that much. Most of it comes across as either too discordant (some acoustic jerkwad crooning nasally) or—the opposite end of the spectrum—cutesy (some acoustic jerkwad crooning nasally about, say, dumpster diving), there’s a few bands that avoid all the pitfalls and just rule. The Taxpayers are one, The Wild’s another. They—and, as I just found out, Ramshackle Glory—are doing stuff that’s couched in folk sensibilities, is also smartly political without sloganeering, and still rock out pretty goddamn hard. Combining instrumentation as varied as banjo, piano, saw and violin, as well as the usual armament, Live the Dream’s got a great thing going on here. When done poorly, folk punk is some wincingly bad stuff. When it’s done well, the songs are as moving as any more “standard” punk anthem. This is a good record. –keith (DIY Bandits)

Razorcake Podcast Player


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

 Send to a Friend Send to a Friend

If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to help us out, let us know.

Get monthly notifications of new arrivals and distro and special offers for being part of the Razorcake army.

Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.
PO Box 42129
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Except for reviews, which appear in both, the
contents of the Razorcake website are completely
different from the contents of Razorcake Fanzine.

© 2001-2015 Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. Privacy Policy

Razorcake.org is made possible in part by grants from
the City of Los Angeles, Department
of Cultural Affairs and is supported
by the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors through the Los Angeles
Arts Commission.
Department of Cultural AffairsLos Angeles County Arts Commission

Web site engine code is Copyright © 2003 by PHP-Nuke. All Rights Reserved. PHP-Nuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.