Ireland’s Andy McCarroll was one of a thousands folkies turned “new wavers” like Debbie Harry, John Hiatt and Tom Robinson. In 1980 Andy McCarroll and Moral Support made a new wave power-pop gem that remains buried in the Christian rock ghetto. That sucks. Zionic Bonds is a rippling record; witness the punk rock sturm and drang of “How the Kids Are Feelin’, the power-pop backing vocals on “Sin”, the new wave synth-beeps on “Slippin’ and Slidin’” plus the obligatory reggata de blanc of “In Control”. This album fits in perfectly with the whole punky power-pop sound of the Undertones and all the Good Vibrations bands (Rudi, Protext, Moondogs etc.) that briefly dominated Ireland . The lyrics, particularly the accusatory “I Am Human”, may annoy but they follow the same sort of “Society’s messed up – let’s rock” attitude so common at the time. Who'da guessed this would influence U2 so much?boomp3.com
The obscurity-lovin’ series Every One A Classic (Punk Mod Powerpop) included “Just Where It's At Tonight” on Vol.4, which has been added as a bonus track for your ed-if-i-cation.
UPDATE: 'Unofficial' remix available HERE!!