Permanent Revolution (album)

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Permanent Revolution
Studio album by Catch 22
Released June 27, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Ska punk
Third-wave Ska
Melodic hardcore
Reggae rock
Length 33:40
Label Victory
Producer Catch 22
Catch 22 chronology
Permanent Revolution
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnik Music 3.5/5 stars[2] 3.5/5 stars[3]
Absolute Punk 84%[4]
Ultimate Guitar (9.0/10)[5]

Permanent Revolution is the title for ska band Catch 22's fourth studio album, released on June 27, 2006 (July 18, 2006, in Canada). The album can be classified as a concept album, centered on the life of Leon Trotsky (1879–1940), with the title being named after Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution.[6] A few of the songs of the album were pre-released, and could be listened to for free at their official website. A limited edition 7” of "Party Song" was released on red vinyl, available through Permanent Revolution pre-orders at Interpunk and F.Y.E.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ryan Eldred and Ian McKenzie unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Prologue"  
2. "The Spark (1902) – The beginning of Trotsky's political activism"  
3. "Party Song (1917) – Communists win control of Russia"  
4. "The Decembrists' Song (1921) – Remembering of The Decembrists' Revolt"  
5. "A Minor Point (1922) – Soviet Union founded"  
6. "On the Black Sea (1924) – Lenin's death"  
7. "Bad Party (1927) – Trotsky expelled from party" (Pat Calpin, Ryan Eldred and Ian McKenzie)  
8. "Alma Ata (1928) – Stalin takes control" (Ryan Eldred/Pat Kays/Ian McKenzie)  
9. "The Purge (1936) – Stalin gains absolute power by killing any who oppose him"  
10. "Opportunity (1940) – Trotsky is exiled from the Soviet Union, then assassinated by a Soviet agent."  
11. "Epilogue" (Ryan Eldred/Pat Kays/Ian McKenzie)  



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