01. Loud and Proud
02. Riot, Riot, Riot
04. The Boys
06. Lower East Side
08. Street Rock N Roll
09. I Don't Like You
10. Kill For Cash
11. Shot Stabbed and Fooled
13. New York City
After 2 continuous years of touring the band has finally stopped long enough to finish songs for there sophomore outing, 1984. "It has been a long and interesting journey for not only the band but myself" says ROGER MIRET. "It's a very personal account of the past for me. Life stories. No bullshit, No gimmicks, Just reality".
Special thanks to Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Chris Lasalle and everyone at Hellcat Records! For the opportunity to be part of the Hellcat family! Also a special thanks to Marlene and the staff at Epitaph and Eurotaph!
Thanks to Dogpile clothing company! For the brigade gear!!!...thanks for that custom shirt!!! Thanks to Lucky-13 apparel and Felon clothing company! For the disaster gear! And killer belt buckles!!!
Thanks to Crate Amplification! For the bad ass rigs!...They really rock!!!
Finally we would like to give thanks and respect to the many bands worldwide that we have toured with in the past 2 years, way too many to list! Thanks for being inspiring and supportive through out so many years. You know who you are!
Roger Miret would like to thank: my wife Denise, my daughter Nadia, my mom Alicia, my brothers Reddy and Rudy and my sister Mayra. Also thanks to the Rumblers CC and my long life brothers Agnostic Front.
Rhys Kill would like to thank: the Williams family, my girlfriend Krystal, Traci Jimmy, Summer, Kinser, Lorence and Kristin, BenD and Bubba (1157), Dan and Amy (99X), Mark and Elizabeth.
Brian Darwas would like to thank: my girlfriend, my family and friends, Willie Gee, Rick, and the rest of the Rumblers CC, NYC, FL, NM, LA, SF, and the Nomads, Franco, Luke245!, Frankie P.O.R. and Roger, Rhys, and Mike.
Mike Mulieri would like to thank: Mom and Dad, Sister Rayanne, Family, my girlfriend Christine, Paul and Frank Marino, NYDP.
Guest vocals on "The Boys" by Al Barr (Dropkick Murphys)...thanks guys for the great tours!!!
Back up vocals by Matt Ciotti, Dave Alvarado and John Jensen (AKA the Problem, Pledge of Resistance) also Luke 245, Franco, Bronx and the Disasters.
All songs performed by The Disasters.
Produced by Roger Miret
Engineered and Mixed by Zeuss at Planet-Z
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Legal Representation by Dave Stein
Layout and Desin by Pete Cardoso www.ghost-town.net
Inside photo by Season James
Inside Model: Carolyn Houghton
Photo of Roger raising fist by: Maciej Makalowski
Booking for North America contact Deborah@FierceTalent.net
Bookings for Europe contact Marc@Mad0tourbooking.de
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US Rel. Date: 02/22/2005
EU Rel. Date: 02/21/2005
The thirteen numbers that make up Miret and the Disasters' sophomore album (and follow-up to their 2002 self-titled debut), are punky anthems that will not only awaken, but summon the activist in even the most laconic of folks.
Whether it's the catchy Rancid-like swagger of "Lower East Side," the crunchy and nostalgic look back of the title track, or "Riot Riot Riot," which even begins with a tugging "C'mon let's go," every number here comes across as a fight song. And even though from song to song the cause may not always be clear, it doesn't really matter.
1984 references classic punk and hardcore sides, and Miret and the Disasters aren't shy about tipping their hats to their influences. Evidence of this comes on "Janie Hawk," which indirectly name checks The Sex Pistols and lifts lines from Bowie and the Ramones. Inspiring and instigating, Miret and the Disasters' urgency makes it sound like the revolution has already started and you're late in signing up.
The characteristics of simplicity and intensity are introduced to each other and seem to get on very well, as the rasping 'Riot, Riot, Riot' and the honest and enthralling 'Lower East Side' highlight impressively. However, standout track is the ripping and cutting 'Hooligans' that swipes out at yobs and will never get played before a Millwall game. The bold and brave lyrics are sung with rhythm and aggression and hold up a mirror for inebriated aggressors to stare straight into;
"We're pissed, we're pissed, were drunk, we're drunk; Hooligans."
It has been three years since their self titled offering and in that period Roger and co have had their fingers on the pulses of modern realism, seemingly they have been channeling their anger ready to unleash in this explosively cathartic and compelling offering that reaches a climax in 'I don't Like You'. In a world where honesty is becoming an alien concept, be a Good Samaritan and welcome in a stranger with this offering.
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