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The Dead 60s

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The Dead 60s
The Dead 60s
(Epic)
If you own Black Market Clash and Combat Rock, you have basically already heard what British outfit The Deads 60s has to offer. The sound isn’t so much influenced by the ska/dub/reggae Clash as it is an out-and-out rip-off. But if the listener can get past this or has never really listened to The Clash — please buy London Calling instead — then this would be a solid record. Cut after cut, it works because The Dead 60s are tight musicians and decent songwriters. However, the band’s obvious lack of original ideas makes this effort easily forgettable. Where The Clash was one of the most original and downright genius bands to emerge from UK punk, The Dead 60s work merely as a good cover band reliving the spirit of ’77.
—Trevor MacLaren

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