19 FOREVVA / BARBARA WIRE (Split 7” Vinyl/CD/Download Single)
Jonzip McNeill, lead singer and rhythm guitarist with veteran Glasgow punk band, The Zips, releases a solo acoustic version of 19 Forevva, which was first recorded by the band for the album of the same name. However, apart from the song’s title, they couldn’t be any further apart. Whilst, the band’s version defiantly celebrates an eternal misspent youth, Jonzip, looks back reflectively, with bittersweet memories of that seminal age. On the flip side of the Tarbeach Records, 7” garish green vinyl, The Zips rattle through their garage rock classic, Barbara Wire, but on the CD version, a couple of bonus, but unlisted tracks, Secret Life of a Teenage Punk Rocker and No Dancing, have been added. Finally, the artwork deserves a mention for its irreverent and inaccurate take on Vulgar Latin, which cannot fail to diss any Scholar of the Classics out there. Yea, futuo off, proff!
19 FOREVVA / BARBARA WIRE
7” Vinyl Single (Tarbeach Records TAR014vs)
Cd (Tarbeach Records TAR014c.d.)
Digital Download via www.tarbeachmusic.com