If the 'Reverend' Jon McClure is to be believed, then A French Kiss In The Chaos, Reverend And The Makers' second album, will also serve as their swansong. Last year he claimed he would quit the music industry which is making him "tired" and "ill" after making "a record that's truly artistic, which is the Reverend And The Makers album, that's artistically interesting. " The Reverend has also decided to get serious, eschewing tales of provincial youth in favour of pontificating upon topics such the far right, global warming, and the media.
There's a lot to respect the "Reverend" Jon McClure for. He's a man not unwilling to point out the paradox that, while modern rock stars are often in thrall to bygone loudmouths such as Lennon and Strummer, they lack the desire to say anything themselves. "Retrospective rebels aren't enough, I'm in love with notion of giving a fuck," McLure sings here and, truly, he seems to be.