THE BLACK ANGELS – The First Vietnamese War (7″ Single)

The First Vietnamese War CoverLight In The Attic Records LITA227: 21st August 2006
1. The First Vietnamese War
“You gave a gift to me, in my young age, you sent me overseas, and put the fear in me”
2. Nine Years
“The heavy breathing, the pounding of your heart, do you start to sweat and, do you scream out”

‘The First Vietnamese War’ opens with the sound of Choppers similar to those at the start of Apocalypse Now.  The lyrics draw the obvious parallels between Vietnam and the current Iraq war.  The singer Alex Mass brings to mind Frank Black, Eamon Hamilton and Jim Morrison to name a few.  The music is a heavy mix of Psychedelic Guitars, rumbling Bass and hard Drums.

It may just be the use of the world “Control”, but Alex’s vocals on ‘Nine Years’ reminded me of Joy Division.  All though the ominous Bass line probably has something to do with it as well.

Click here to watch the video for ‘The First Vietnamese War’ on YouTube.

The First Vietnamese War mp3

Click here to watch the famous intro sequence from Apocalypse Now on YouTube.

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One Comment to “THE BLACK ANGELS – The First Vietnamese War (7″ Single)”

  1. I think they’ve been inspired by Jefferson Airplane also

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