Patriotic punk outfit Platoon 1107 just releases its “Marine Forever…Forever Marine EP”, the third FREE release as part of its four EP Series. 8 crazy minutes of awesome. This EP features one of their best songs ‘Marines MC,’ which is a tribute to the Marines Motorcycle Club:
“United States Marines: the few and the proud, Rollin hard on the boulevard the pipes are loud. American patriots on American bikes, Fearing nothing, fearing no one…Semper Fi! Marines MC. Honor, courage, and commitment and brotherhood, The same that was present in Iraq and Belleau Wood. God, Country, Corps they will never neglect, To Marines MC much love and respect. Marines MC, Marine forever…forever Marine, Ooh Rah”
Download your copy here
Platoon 1107 is a solo project from Jimmy Sisco [Absolved, Lights To Lights, Of Puritans And Lepers, ex-Nomad] and has been labeled as “patriotic” punk rock, which seems rather at odds with your typical punk rock mentality. In a larger view, punk rock has often challenged the status quo and norm and unfortunately in the US, our military personnel often do not receive the respect and treatment they deserve, so in that sense, this is very punk rock – challenging the norm, standing for something, and showing conviction. For those wondering, Jimmy served six years in the US Marine Corps and a previous release “We Glory in the Title” was aimed at military veterans and those who have given something back to this country.
Musically, Platoon 1107 is fast, guitar-driven punk rock with vocals usually shouted over the top in a clear tone, fast and loud and not strained.
The name Platoon 1107 honors the individuals that went through boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego with Jimmy Sisco, USMC Vet.