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Shots Heard Round the World
Shots Heard Round the World
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Strike
Title: Shots Heard Round the World
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Victory Records
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 746105009721, 746105009769

CD Reviews

Rockin the Red Point
punkviper | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 12/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If the majority of the "punk" world found out about them, I KNOW the Strike would be on the tips of everyone's tongues. A fantastic band that compares to the Swingin Utters, or Beltones. Flying the Red flag, they come at you with true working class songs that rock like no other recent band rocks. Yet never lapsing into lame-o "Oi" or whatever else the kids find "kewl" nowadays (Dropkick Murphys, ugh!) Absolutely necessary for any Clash fan or Stiff Little Fingers fan. And track down Conscience Left to Struggle... if you can find it (Johann's Face.) Can't say enough good things about em."
Excellent '77 style punk rock
F. Valerius | Ohio via Wisconsin | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If it wasn't for reading a review of this album in RideBMX four years ago, I'd never have known about the Strike. Shortly after hearing a few of their songs, I ordered the LP and it arrived a few days later. Wow! I was 15 at the time, right in the midst of a "punk odyssey" of sorts, listening to the Dead Kennedys, the Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, and it fit right next to all those albums. And there was real history inside these songs; "Shots Heard 'Round the World" was about the Chicago bread riots of the (I believe) 1900s, and "Tribute" referenced the Spanish civil war and the Triangle Shirtwaist factory incident. Other songs spoke of worker's rights ("Communique") and friendship ("Royal Albert Arms"). This was not "screw the government - we're punk rock!" anarchist drivel, but thought-provoking intelligent left-wing political anthems.

I made a tape with this album on one side and the Clash's first LP on the other. It found heavy rotation in my car's tape deck...all through the end of my freshman-, sophmore-, and most of junior year that tape was playing, and I loved it every single time. Great driving music - it's upbeat, and grooves like few other punk records do. It's a shame not many people know about the Strike, they're a neat little band. So to anyone who's considering this album, check it out. You won't be disappointed."
Great Find
M. Driscoll | Acton, MA | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great Find. Old school style Mod Punk band who use great Melodies, ala the Pixies. If you like Stiff Little Fingers, The Jam, The Clash, The Who or even newer Punk like Swingin' Utters and One Man Army, you'll Love this CD."