Album review: 'Revolutions' |  Music reviews

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The tone, attitude and moxie of “Revolutions” – the Rochester band’s fourth recording in 1916 – are perfect examples of loud and fast paced Celtic punk made louder and faster. The band totally tears it up in the first two bars of the first song “Part of Me”.

In an interview with CITY in March, when the band recorded the six songs “Revolutions” at the Watchman Studios in Lockport, waist-high, frontman Billy Herring promised a heavier guitar and a stronger sound. Have you made it? In any case.

1916 shows precision in her accelerated pace and her crisp guitar work. The band records the popular 1925 “Show Me the Way to Go Home” and features enthusiastic gang vocals that add to the fist-pumping festival.

The next planned endeavor by 1916 was a live CD with accompanying DVD that was recorded at the Iron Smoke Distillery but which disrupted COVID-19. The band addresses the situation with “When We Reopen”.

Frank De Blase is the music writer for CITY. He can be reached at