Review of Burn Your Youth Single by Johnny Panic

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Johnny Panic - Burn Your Youth - Single Review

Johnny Panic

Burn Your Youth

(16/08/04 Concept)

This South East London quartet who takes its name from a piece of Sylvia Plath prose (Johnny Panic & the Bible of Dreams) threatens to rip into the music scene with their thrashing garage rock and hint of punk sound. This follow up to their tempting debut ‘You’re a Fool’ features the powerful John Robb (Goldblade) meets Mick Jaegger vocals of front man Rob Solly, whose zest and reiteration of the blunt yet catchy chorus captures the defiance of youth

Johnny Panic - Burn Your Youth - Single Review

“I know, you know; they ain’t got a fucking clue.

I know, you know; they ain’t got a fucking clue.”

Strident guitars that helped make the likes of The Pixies and Black Flag famous, sit in nicely with Solly’s vocals to help give this number an edge. Simple and to the point seems to be the motto for Johnny Panic, but this does not detract from the compelling nature of this offering.

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David Adair

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