My Riot

My Riot

by Roger Miret & the DisastersRoger Miret & the Disasters


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Agnostic Front howler Roger Miret's third album with his band the Disasters once again documents his fondness for old-school British punk in the manner of Sham 69, the Clash, and U.K. Subs, and there's no doubting he loves this stuff with all his heart and soul -- on My Riot, he summons up a fierce passion that would do any of his influences proud, and certainly rivals the vocal firepower of any of his classic recordings with AF. The only trouble with this stuff is that, for good or ill, Miret was a genuine trailblazer during the salad days of New York hardcore, creating a sound with Agnostic Front that dozens of other bands followed, while his work with the Disasters covers ground that an awful lot of acts have trod before. Saying that My Riot is every bit as good as anything Rancid ever recorded almost seems like damning it with faint praise; like that band, Miret and his crew's belief in this music is palpable, and they play it with taut precision, emotional fire, and the kind of esprit de corps that one rarely hears outside of the live side of the first Sham 69 LP. The best songs deliver the same sort of energy, especially "Once Were Warriors," "Another Generation," and a tribute to one of his role models, "Ramones." But also like Rancid, it's hard not to feel like you've heard this before even when the disc is spinning in your player for the first time; like an obsessive rockabilly or garage rock revival act, Roger Miret & the Disasters play music that's defined by the past rather than the present, and as good as they are (and they are quite good), you'd probably be better served pulling Tell Us the Truth or Damned Damned Damned off the shelf instead.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
Label: Sailor's Grave
UPC: 0805527051128
catalogNumber: 11
Rank: 87533

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger Miret & the Disasters   Primary Artist
Lars Frederiksen   Vocals
Mike Gallo   Background Vocals
Vinnie Stigma   Background Vocals
Victor Ruggiero   Organ,Piano
Rob Vitale   Background Vocals
Barr   Vocals
Kim Nekroman   Guitar
Mike Mulieri   Background Vocals
Patricia Day   Vocals
Dave Alvarodo   Background Vocals
Willie Gee   Background Vocals
Suzy Hotrod   Background Vocals
Todd Huber   Background Vocals
Kandy Kakes   Background Vocals
Erika Lesher   Background Vocals
Lil Miss Stuffit   Background Vocals
Blissy Sadistik   Background Vocals
G. Vicious   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

King Django   Composer
Roger Miret   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Chris Magruder   Vocal Engineer
Niedermeier   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Rhys Kill   Composer
Big Daddy Uncle   Artwork
Todd Huber   Artwork
Kevin "The Iceman"   Engineer
Michael Rosen   Vocal Engineer

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