Alternative music reviews

March 24, 2007

Don’t Be A Doctor by ¡Forward, Russia!

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I was a little equivocal in my review of the last ¡Forward, Russia! single – saying I wasn’t actually that fond of the song but I liked the direction they were taking. As far as I am aware, this new single is the first song released with a title in words rather than a number so that may indicate a significant development.

Having been a bit disappointed with iLiKETRAiNS latest song, I really needed a band who could work in the epic scale. The build up is wonderful, most bands would be happy with the upping of pace at two minutes, but ¡Forward, Russia! don’t believe in stopping at just rocking out with a bit of guitar. At four minutes, they move into overdrive and it develops into one of the most passionate musical assaults I have heard.

I don’t have a clue what the lyrics are about, but I do get the sheer physical impact of this song. When you are young, this sort of surging, blood-pumping roller-coaster ride is great. My worry is for the older people like me who really can’t take this sort of excitement much longer. I received a letter last year advising me to have a Flu Jab because of my age. Now I am waiting for the ‘don’t listen to ¡Forward, Russia!’ advice from my Doctor.

The YouTube video above is from a live performance of Don’t Be A Doctor in Manchester. It is only a fan video from a distance back from the stage but the sound is good, the performance is inspiring and it makes me want to be there.

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