IAR 86 - CD/LP
The Manges "All Is Well"
Release Date: June 2014
Test Pressing: none
First Pressing: 500 white vinyl, 1000 jewelcase CDs
Second Pressing: 500 white vinyl
Cover Art: Mass Mosrite
01 - Crocodile In My Head
02 - My Bad
03 - Plan Honolulu
04 - Love Is A Disease
05 - Panic At The Ice Rink
06 - Don't Screw Up The Formula
07 - Don't Bet On Me
08 - I Tried To Die Young
09 - Topolina
10 - Secret Agent Super Dragon
11 - I Just Wanna Make You Cry
12 - Lone Commando (All Is Well)
Back in 2006 we released the first of what would become many
records with The Manges. In the release write up for that first single I
called them a punk rock institution. I still stand by that statement today.
Four albums, a slew of singles, and eight years added to their resume and I'd
say they're fast approaching legendary status. The Manges have been an
active band for 20 years now. Their heroes and mentors the Ramones lasted
for 22. I don't think there is another Italian punk rock band that has
lasted as long. Too tough to die with the strength to endure, The Manges are
still going strong!
All Is Well is The Manges' fourth full length album and second on
It's Alive. Much like the Ramones they have continued to stick to the
formula of streamline punk rock without screwing it up. It's a difficult
task to make something deceptively simple sound so good. Many have tried.
Most have failed. The Manges found what works best for them and continue to
push that sound to perfection. Love it or hate it, there is little room for
anything in between. All Is Well delivers a dozen tracks of punk rock
pure and simple. Just they way they want it.
Casual listeners (or people who just don't know what's up) often say that
this style of punk rock is played out and that it all sounds the same. To
them it might. To us it doesn't. The chords might all be the same, but if
the band's doing it right every album's gonna sound different. All Is
Well finds The Manges working with former founding member Herve
Peroncini (of the Italian band The Peawees) as producer. His '60s soul style
of rhythm and blues and roots rock n roll are heavily present in the album's
sound. Guitars ring through crisp and clear with little to no distortion,
rhythms pop, and vocals soar above.
All Is Well is The Manges' answer to Road To Ruin. A new take
on an old sound.