Sunday, August 14, 2016
Song Of The Week: 8/14/16
Song: "Marching On"
Artist: The Exposed
Album: "Marching On"
Place Of Origin: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Years Active: 2006-present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
At one point, "Marching On" is an ode to the young soldiers who fight in wars and often die in vain. On the other hand, it's a anti-war stance, especially wars which are not fought for valid reasons. In the end, it's the families of these young men and women who are left with the pain and the scars. It's also a testament to the young soldier who will continue to march on despite the carnage around him whether or not he's fighting for a just cause.
THE EXPOSED DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2006 - Marching On (Headcase Records)
2010 - In The Face Of Resistance (Up & Atom Records)
2013 - Static Armageddon (Up & Atom Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF THE EXPOSED:
The Exposed have been in the game since 2006 and have been an underground part of the burgeoning English punk rock scene. That year saw the release of their debut album, "Marching On". Some four years later, the band hooked on with Up & Atom Records to release their sophmore effort, "In The Face Of Resistance". Most recently, The Exposed released their third full length album, "Static Armageddon", in 2013. The Exposed are a band that was lauded by fellow punkers and true legends of the genre Tim Armstrong and Lars Fredericksen or Rancid. In fact, if you're a fan of bands such as Rancid, Swingin' Utters, Street Dogs, Bouncing Souls and Have Nots, then you'd find that The Exposed's style is reminiscent of all of those bands. They definitely blend that street punk edge and have no problems wearing their political and social beliefs on their sleeves when it comes to lyrical content. It's been a few years now since the band's last release so I would assume that something new may be on the horizon. The band's lead singer, Sim Williams has been working on some solo material as well as doing some shows during the band's downtime.
TEN THE EXPOSED SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. College Park Blues
2. Sleeping's A Waste Of My Youth
3. Rebel City Rockers
4. To Your Demise
7. Marching On
8. Red Alert
9. Flowers Never Bend