28/12: SUPERB ALVIN GIBBS SINGLE REVIEW ON FEAR & LOATHING WEBSITE

The ever-brilliant Fear & Loathing website, run and written by Andy P has published a superb review of Alvin's debut single...

"...a taster for his upcoming album and if they’re anything to go by, it’s going to be great... Alvin's vocals are powerful and emotive. His musical pedigree will no doubt ensure that this limited edition sells quickly, but it certainly deserves to be heard on its’ own merits..."

 

Thanks to Andy P for the fab words...

http://www.fearandloathingfanzine.com/record-reviews-july-december-2018.html

The review is also archived on T&M below:

 
ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS. Ghost train 7” (Time & Matter)
 
First ever solo release from the redoubtable Mr Gibbs, a man best known for his ongoing tour of duty with the UK Subs, although he has also made his with Urban Dogs and even as a member of Iggy Pops’ band. These two tracks (b/w ‘Clumsy Fingers’) are a taster for his upcoming album and if they’re anything to go by, it’s going to be great. While both tracks are not a million miles away from more recent UK Subs material, there’s a distinct character to proceedings and a harder, more rock’n’roll style that Alvin makes his own. ‘Ghost Train’ is a song about life and how the surrounding world affects your way forward, the lyrics made more poignant by the appalling political situation around us and the self-serving politicians who are manipulating events. ‘Clumsy Fingers’, on the other hand, has a more personal theme, but is certainly no less effective. Featuring guest players including Brian James (The Damned etc) Leigh Heggarty (Ruts DC) Steve Crittall (The Godfathers) and Subs-colleague Jamie Oliver, the music is played with real panache, while Alvins’ vocals are powerful and emotive. His musical pedigree will no doubt ensure that this limited edition sells quickly, but it certainly deserves to be heard on its’ own merits.

T&M