Leeds Music Scene

Can't Go Back by Armstrong

YouTube Google RSS Feed Instagram

Posted by .

Reviewed on 31st August 2006.

 
 

Can't Go Back

By Armstrong

Sometimes you wish you could though, go back that is. Back to the moment before putting on the CD would be a good start. There's no denying Armstrong have plenty of showbiz energy and from the promotional crowd surfing shots, an army of eager mates appreciative of how rock used to be. However, is it really a plus point to describe yourself as the band Busted wish they had been? At a guess that would be Fightstar and they are far removed from this saccharin safe zone of rock usually occupied by Bon Jovi and other such stalwarts of the unadventurous. But if you are young, have a Toni and Guy hair cut, a bottle of bleach and some nose snarling attitude it's easy to forget the big cock rockers who came before (see Welsh bores Lost Prophets). As a song "Can't Go Back" is as unremarkable as it is uninventive but that is probably more the fault of the genre than the band. It clenches its fist to its chest and tries to adopt some cred by borrowing a tired booming old bit of chugga chug from the lockers of Metalica but to little avail. Consummate performers at doing what they do and promoting themselves, Armstrong have drive and ambition. But two quotes that stand out from a rather random biog "Attracting representatives from Fierce Panda" and "Jesus I was not expecting that", when put together offer an alternative angle on the truth.

 

Comments

All replies to this article. Log in to post a reply.

On 1st September 2006 at 00:31 Anonymous 3358 wrote...

Tut tut Mr Garnett! This is an excellent single! Some real rock music for a change instead of all the samey samey shit we're usually subjected to each week!

Buy this music lovers!

 

On 1st September 2006 at 00:43 Anonymous 5940 wrote...

I would like to point out to all those reading that only one of those haircuts is from Toni&Guy. I cut my hair myself.

 

On 2nd September 2006 at 01:28 Anonymous 4015 wrote...

"Tut tut Mr Garnett! This is an excellent single! Some real rock music for a change instead of all the samey samey shit we're usually subjected to each week!

Buy this music lovers!"


Yes, Quarry, but you have to remember that you're Quarry.

 
 
 

Photos

1 photos • Upload a photo

 
 

Bands

1 band associated with this article.

Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, described by Kerrang! Magazine as "A Tornado of Infectious Pop-Rock Melodies", have cemented themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the UK thanks to a thrilling live show and chart success.

Fans

0 fans of Armstrong

I'm a fan