According to the infamous MRR contingent, Malaysian punk rock band The Garrison is basically Malaysia’s The Clash. One hit of the opening track of the debut LP streaming below clearly shows where MRR got that from. Lucky for all of us, Tadang Records has decided to re-issue this record almost 10 years since it was released. Here’s the full write up:
“Subversion is a debut album from our local Punk Rock band, The Garrison. This album was released back in 2011 and contains 14 songs of high-octane 77′ Punk Rock with Reggae influence.
First time on vinyl, all the tracks on this album have been remastered by Mikey Young (Of UV Race, Total Control) and will be pressed on Double Yellow Vinyl LP. Come with Free Huge Poster!”
Here’s the full MRR write up:
“The only (Malaysian) band that matters. In all seriousness, the GARRISON has taken the CLASH songbook and turned it to their own ends. Slashing guitars, rabble-rousing lyrics, and the odd reggae song thrown in – check. The singer even sounds a lot like Strummer. No, it’s not that original, but they do it better than most. I bet they are great live. They probably draw a big crowd as well. They remind me a bit of Bay Area band LA PLEBE in that way. The graphics in the booklet are funny and clever as well. I can’t really overstate how well they capture the CLASH sound. The four or five reggae tracks are a bit cod, and the album ends with a flaccid acoustic protest ballad, but the punk songs are energetic, sharp, and well crafted. This is well worth watching. If they were American they’d probably be on Alternative Tentacles and touring with LEFTOVER CRACK or whoever, and blowing them off the stage. Great stuff. (AM) (Knot)” – Review from Maximum Rock N Roll Zine
Grab the record HERE.