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London - Reboot.
Ox-fanzine review by Joachim Hiller. Original here.
LONDON formed in 1976 in London and were part of the early British punk scene but within two years they had broken up. They released a few singles and in February 1978 their one and only album Animal Games was posthumously released. By this time, however, they had all gone their separate ways.

More recently two of the original members Riff Regan (vocals) and Steve Voice (bass, guitars, vocals) got back together and with two new members went back into the studio to make a new album.

Now there are countless examples of old punk bands who want to make it one more time and have consequently plagued the world with unnecessary, lame rock albums but LONDON deserve respect. REBOOT is a top quality comeback album and not just a return to the old sound they once gave us.

These days there are a lot of young bands who are trying to sound ‘authentic’ and street cred and it’s nice to know that if they were to listen to these guys they might learn a thing or two.

On REBOOT early British punk meets influences from Freakbeat and the rock ‘n’ roll of the mid-60s. LONDON have taken punk to a new radical style whilst at the same time sharing some dynamics from bands like The Who.

Rating: ******* (7 out of 10)

London - Reboot.
Incognito review by Andreas Kuttner. Original here.
A few years ago there was a rumour going round that LONDON, an original punk band who had recorded a few singles and an album in 1977 and 1978, had come back from the dead and had been playing some gigs in their hometown. Well it now appears that they have released an album of 10 great new songs and they are exactly what you would expect of a band who’ve been around the block a bit. Somehow they’ve managed to turn a blend of pub-rock and punk into something that sounds rather sophisticated. There’s loads of information about the band and the songs in the accompanying booklet which incidentally is packed solid with Union Jack flags. REBOOT is released on the punk specialist label Detour Records.

London - Reboot.
Clearspot review. Original here.
The previous release of London, Animal Games was recorded in 1977. Now, 35 years later, they’re back! REBOOT features ten brand new tracks, including a stunning version of The Eyes' mod classic When The Night Falls. Their trademark hooks and adrenalin-filled tight playing are still present and as impressive as in the old days.

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