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Artist: Miss Black America

A brief introduction

"Bury St. Edmunds' finest already have a reputation as shouty punk rockers, but their debut suggests there is more in their locker. With ace guitarist Gish shimmering for England and vocalist Seymour Glass perfecting a balance between angst and anger, much of God Bless sounds like the more mature Manic Street Preachers playing U2's Boy. Pocket manifestos such as Infinite Chinese Box rage convincingly; however, their more restrained moments are most interesting. Roadkill sees Glass unveiling what may be the World's first angry croon. Better still is Car Crash For A Soul, which packs a dissection of Western capitalism ("Shopping's just like sex in pornos, urgent and joyless") into three rollercoasting minutes." - Dave Simpson, The Guardian

"This week sees the official release of God Bless Miss Black America, the stunning debut album from your friends and ours, Miss Black America. If this record was on a major label, MBA would be well on their way to being the Biggest Band in Britain. As it stands, they'll just have to settle for being the Best." - Michael Krugman and Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone

"Stunning debut ... hear this band if its the last thing you do" - Rock Sound

"Probably the most punk album of the year, and possibly the best full stop" - Punknews

"A stunningly wide-ranging and satisfying debut ... ten out of ten, and fuck the marking system" - R*E*P*E*A*T

The album

God Bless Miss Black America is the splendiferous d├ębut album from the British quartet which was released on 16th September 2002 before they unfortunately split up. However, they almost insantly reformed with a different line-up. Influenced strongly by early Manic Street Preachers, Seymour set out to conquer the world with the following stupidly fantastic songs:

  1. Human Punk (2:50)
  2. Strobe (2:40)
  3. Car Crash For A Soul (3:19)
  4. Infinite Chinese Box (3:12)
  5. Roadkill (3:56)
  6. Personal Politics (4:13)
  7. Talk Hard (3:36)
  8. Scream For Me (3:04)
  9. Don't Speak My Mind (4:29)
  10. Miss Black America (4:43)
  11. Montana (8:10)
Quotations collated by and shamelessly taken from http://missblackamerica.net/

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