The Wall - Personal Troubles and Public Issues (2016 Reissue) (CD)

The Wall - Personal Troubles and Public Issues (2016 Reissue) (CD)

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Sunderland punk rock. Debut album. New reissue includes bonus tracks from the Ghetto 7" (1980) and Hobby for a Day 7" (1981).

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Track listing

  1. Fight The Fright
  2. In Nature
  3. Storm
  4. Syndicate
  5. Windows
  6. Delay
  7. Ghetto
  8. Unanswered Prayers
  9. Mercury
  10. Cancer
  11. Career Mother
  12. One Born Every Day
  13. Another New Day (7" B-Side)
  14. Hobby For A Day (7")
  15. 8334 (7" B-Side)
  16. Redeemer (7" B-Side)

Review

Personal Troubles And Public Issues captures a moment in time perfectly - when Punk bands emerged blinking into the sunlight the morning after the party finished and tried to make some kind of sense out of the Post Punk years. Caught between the first Punk explosion and the hardcore resurgence of 1982 The Wall on this LP attempted to bridge the gap through energy, inventive playing and good tunes. Perhaps they may have fallen between two stools, but they did so in an elegant manner. - 4/5