Bomb London, its music and its culture
RRRRROCK. The most aggressive song of the Gold Against the Soul period, all hard rock attitude and punk rock spew. James blurts out the words with a weird, robotic rhythm before going on screamyragey mode. The solo part is the overblown style of Generation Terrorists mixed with the balls-in-face power and grandeur of the Gold Against the Soul period. You can’t say it’s particularly brilliant but there’s something extremely enjoyable in its sheer brute (and somewhat dumb) force, attacking against the usual Manics targets of dumb plebs and crappy powers-that-be.
Sadly the song runs out of steam just before it ends because instead of having the storming ending you think you’ll get, Us Against You just finishes with a really quick and relatively boring ending statement and then just flops into silence. Very miserable.