October 2019…was the month that the new album from Brophy’s Law, entitled “True Stories” came out…featuring Mr. Dale on bass on all tracks except the opening one. The band has been going from strength to strength the last couple of years, and it wonderful to finally have a product I can point people to…and one that I think is mighty fine.
The first 3 songs are about travelling – Neil Brophy was a backpacker in the old days, and these songs are from that period, when he’d move from place to place in Australia and New Zealand and elsewhere, playing his guitar and collecting true stories. “Road to Meo” is also a journey – this time into yourself and your own personal destiny. The first single, “Nice to know” is about then coming home to your hometown and finding that so little has changed while you were away.
“Record Collector” is probably my favourite track on the album – a post-punk celebration of the record collection and the lifestyle that went with it. A good description of most of my teenage years. Fear of fear is a critique of the mass-hysteria over reaction to the migrant “crisis” of 2016, caused by the right wing propaganda machine that owns much of the West’s press. “Bears go Fishing” is a happy clappy live number that hopefully cheers everone up after the political song…”Lucky People” continues the upward vibe and “Viking Rover” is another “True” story – of how some viking ghosts came from Ireland to Denmark to build a pub…
Have a listen here:
whole album on Spotify: