Airport - The Motors Greatest Hits
 
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Airport - The Motors Greatest Hits

1 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 1 Mar 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 1995 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1995 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:12:16
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  • ASIN: B001HYA44K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,541 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Paul Ess. on 11 Dec 2008
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'Nostalgia ain't what it used to be'.
I remember the ticket-ripper saying this to me a few years ago, as myself and six other troopers sat for a midnight showing of 'Quadrophenia' at a local pit.
It's true of course, but the beauty of this Amazon thing (even though there has been great consternation and dissatisfaction in recent weeks) is you can relive stuff from yonks back and still have fresh perspective -especially if it's a work you haven't heard since vinyl.

If I brought the subject of the Motors up at my local, I would be derided as a jackass and shunned. That, or be greeted with guffaws and rueful shakes of the head; so if only five people EVER read this review, that IS five people who would never have given them house-room or even had them cross their minds.

I was initially excited to finally get my hands on the 12" version of the magnificent 'Dancing the Night Away.' A superb but evasive recording which topped BBC Radio John Peel's Festive Fifty list in 1977, beating the likes of 'God Save the Queen,' 'Do Anything You Wanna Do' and 'Complete Control' in it's effortless stroll to the top spot of what was at the time, a VERY prestigious poll. I've been looking for it for years having only a very old shaky cassette version for succour, and to have it in my grasp had me panting with joyous satisfaction.

So what's the rest of 'Airport' like? Well, it's pretty good. The Virgin blurb states: 'A new wave, heavy metal pop band' and it's hard to quibble. Again, our old friends good tunes and words strut alarmingly back into view. 'You Beat the Hell Outta Me' is a caveman anthem while 'Airport' and 'Tenement Steps' are massive string-synth soul.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brightonuk on 27 Aug 2003
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With a couple of forget tracks this is a kick ass album you beat the hell outta me rocks now as it back in the 70s Dancin the night away is still a great sounding track.Get the album as the good ones far outweight the bad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Hill on 19 Dec 2007
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As a teenager I had the LP "approved by the motors" which I absolutely played to death ramming "Airport" down my parent's throats for many months until I stopped listening to LPs in preference for CDs. (The fact that my stylus broke may also have had something to do with it!)

At the time I remember being rather disappointed that such a unique commercially sounding yet gritty rock band could only last a mere three years as the talent was something phenominal. So I was extremely pleased to see them re-release their three albums plus a Greatest Hits on CD last year.

I have to say this is a fantastic compilation which I would recommend wholeheartedly. The song Airport will always be a classic and Forget About You always brings back memories of Match Of The Day !

Yes - Motors Greatest Hits - a wonderful album and fantastic value for money ! You won't be disappointed.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Steve Niblett on 19 Jan 2001
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One of bands you tried to ignore when they just didn't fit the Punk/New Wave scene. Airport, what a bland idea for a song, - a so so song. So, I rediscover them in the early 2000's cause I'm buying it for a friend's birthday. Well you have to try it out first don't you??
- What have I been missing with some of these tracks, the singles you sort of knew, Love and Loneliness, Forget About You, You Beat the Hell out of Me; and a fantastic repeatable play of an extended version of Dancing the Night Away with a lovely Rickenbacker sound... Bugger
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Jan 2001
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Airport is probably the best single released in the UK during the seventies. Buy it for this reason alone.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. Wilson on 27 Mar 2006
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There are indeed some great songs on this disc. Nobody knew where to postion The Motors-somewhere between pub rock, power pop, and punk. Interestingly, I remember their early billboard campaign-"I lost my head over The Motors", with a picture of Jayne Mansfield. Banned. Very punk, don't you think? Anyway, 'Airport' is one of the great singles of the 70's, and you can't tell me that Neil Finn never heard the song 'Today', since it sounds like it could be on a Crowded House album. Lovely song, someone should cover it.
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Although one would not like to compare to the `Macarena' or the `Birdie Song', he Motors were essentially a one hit wonder. This was an injustice, as their wonderfully bizarre fusion of synth-pop/AOR/heavy metal/rock `n' roll/new wave was about as unique as anything that has ever occurred in pop/rock history. And, the songs are great! Maybe the fact that the band were not young or fashionable, and that they did not spend a lot of time promoting themselves contributed to their lack of lasting success. But, `Airport' was such a hit record, you'd have thought they could sustain themselves for a lot longer on the backlash of that tracks success. And, it truly was a great record, as are most of the songs on this best of collection. It's worth having this in a record collection, and everyone who has an interest in the history of pop/rock should at least have the song `Airport' somewhere in their collection.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 2000
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OK, so the Motors were 'one-hit wonders' but you have to agree that Airport is one of the best singles of the seventies? You don't believe me? Listen to it then!
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