Zionic Bonds (Switch SW001) 1980 UK
“Sin! Sin! Sin! Sin! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!” So belts out Andy McCarroll and his fellow UK rufﬁans on this feisty slab of British punk/new—wave, one of the wildest Christian rock albums ever recorded. Rebellious youth, politicians, abortion, hypocrisy, education, corruption 7 Andy and the boys called it as they saw it through titles like ‘How The Kids Are Feeling’, ‘I Am Hurnan’, ‘King Man’, ‘Living A Lie’ and ‘Slippin’ And Slidin’, shoving the hope and challenge of Christ right in the face of the problems of the world. Bratty vocals, aggressive beats and chaotic riffs are tempered by new-wave keyboards, melodic Police— like guitar chords and a strong power—pop enthusiasm. Shades of A Flock Of Seagulls on the instrumental ‘Cyan City’ where ethereal synths and ﬂanged guitar coast ﬂuidly alongside the driving beat. Closes with a couple slower cuts, ‘In Control’ and ‘20th Century’. One gets the feeling that even amidst the serious topic matter, these guys were clearly having fun (a point further brought out by the goofy cover photos). Released the following year in the US on the Pilgrim America label, the cover altered slightly to show the band name as Andy McCarroll & Moral Support. Check out Andy’s solo albums as well, though he advised, they don’t sound anything like this.(The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you George for the UK front and rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||How The Kids Are Feelin'||2:39|
|1-3||To Know You||2:53|
|1-4||Slippin' 'N Slidin'||3:38|
|1-5||I'm Special, I'm A Human||3:53|
|2-3||Living A Lie||3:54|
|2-4||God In Control||4:56|