Minor Authority
Punk Side Up

Release Date: May 19, 2009
Produced by: Ian P Gilchrist and Chris Barber
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


This band of tried 'n true old school punk (the kind you remember from the late '70s) is solid in their approach on what has evolved into a rock genre that has taken the bite out of the style.  Minor Authority puts the bite back in by unleashing a short-song blast of hard-core (and highly listenable) Punk that will have you looking at your clothes to see if you might have gone back in time. 

On their new album, Punk Side Up, not only are the 12 tracks excellent (a wondrous 26-minutes in length), but the artwork is a throwback to the glorious days of the anarchist music and supporting lifestyle.  With 'reach to the sky' mohawks held in place by hair glue, and scrappy clothing, Minor Authority steps in with a legitimate grasp at the emerging group of musicians that are reaching backward in time to showcase their influence and talent. 

Punk Side Up is completely energetic with a British styled Punk influence that will have you greatly pleased that you read this review and investigated further.  I miss Punk like this one.  Minor Authority has helped to restore my faith that more great music from today's youth are on the horizon.









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