The Last Resort are a name synonymous with the Oi! movement both as a shop catering for those of the skinhead persuasion and lifestyle in the ‘80’s. One of the iconic bands of that era, whose reputation far outweighed their recorded output, this has resulted in the band being given legendary status despite only being together originally for little over a year between 1980 and 1982 .
Eight years on from the release of their previous studio album, legendary band “The Last Resort” are back with a brand new offering.
The world has changed a lot over the last few years. The music scene/industry has obviously been affected with no live shows & no new albums etc. Covid-19 has hit mankind hard.
The sound, feel and lyrical content of this album hits the mood of this time perfectly with a dark & heavy vibe. Those who’ve heard it have referred to it as “Doom Oi!”! The band has had a line up change since their last album. Lars Frederiksen of Rancid fame has now joined on guitar as a full time member of the band. 11 new songs from the 4 band members. On hearing these songs, you will soon realise that you are listening to a classic album. Opening track “Freedom Pt.2” pays homage to the opening track from their debut album. Up next, “Boots on the Ground” is about standing up for your self. Track Three, “No man’s Land” takes a look at some of the horrors of war. The album continues with observations of such diverse subjects as murder, taking a chance, football hooligans, learning from your mistakes, war, working class pride and trying to do the right thing, even though it can be tough.
The album was engineered by Pat Collier and mixed & mastered by Michael Rosen! Additional backing vocals by Steve Whale of The Business! The album artwork has been kept very minimalist which fits perfectly with the tone of this album. The booklet comes with all song lyrics! Definitive album of the year! A milestone for the Punk/Oi! Scene.