Scots Pirates

Revolutionary Means

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Kudos are in order for Scots Pirates in some respects: these middle-aged veterans are still playing the sort of hard rock they made their names with, and not selling out to wimpier and poppier approaches out of laziness or convenience. Lyrically, they're still affecting tough postures and handling reasonably tough, realistic topics, like violence and the need to, as one song puts it, "Stick to Your Guns." That doesn't change the fact that the material isn't very strong, with a basic, chunky sound that varies little, despite highlights like the opener "88" (the strongest echo of the MC5-Stooges era), and the jazzy instrumental "The Wind Blows the Name of Tazmamert."

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