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By Hook Or By Crook

14 Nov. 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Nov. 2010
  • Release Date: 14 Nov. 2010
  • Label: Monsoon Music
  • Copyright: 2010 Monsoon Music
  • Total Length: 41:23
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  • ASIN: B0048W9WT6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,618 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Billy Boy on 15 Nov. 2010
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After the brilliant cover versions of classic punk era on 'Yan, Tyan, Tethera, Methera' it it's hard to produce a second album that comes anywhere near the same standard.

All I can say is 'By Hook or By Crook' not only meets this standard, it's surpasses it. None of the tracks are sub-standard to the originals, they only compliment them and, dare I say, better some.

This blend of Irish style folk with the raw (and in some case not so raw) lyrics of the punk bands produces a sound that is melodious and, being able to hear the lyrics, thought provoking.

The star track must be 'Ever Fallen in Love with Someone (You Shouldn't've).

If you are a fan of punk and folk this is a must for any collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Ford on 5 Mar. 2012
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This is the second album from the Bad Shepherds that I have purchased. Really enjoyed it. Didnt know as many songs as the last album I bought (sorry, too young!). But great anyway. Keep 'em coming!
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At first the idea of `folk' with a punk attitude didn't appeal to me more than likely due to my `traditional' prejudices but when I heard that multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley was on board I thought perhaps I shouldn't be too dismissive. And so it's proved. Of course, having a front-man as famous as Ade Edmondson spitting out the words helps and third member All-Ireland champion Andy Dinan holds his own. What lies beneath the performance is an energy that many of today's `folk' artists (with the possible exception of perhaps Bellowhead) could well take note of as the Shepherd's fight their way to the surface like drowning men struggling for breath after a trip on Titanic. Therefore tracks such as the Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK" and Teenage Kicks "Sound Of The Suberbs" find a fresh lease of life in an acoustic setting. Even the "Ramones Medley" with its kick-ass tune sandwich featuring Donockley's Uillean Pipes and Dinan's fiddle going full throttle is just the tonic the doctor ordered...and not a moment too soon if the rumours of a possible farewell tour (after only four years together?) are to be believed. Forget folk for folk's sake and think more along the lines of folk for fun.

PETE FYFE
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GS on 22 Feb. 2012
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This is a great CD to relax to, though I'm betting you won't be able to resist singing along ;-) loved the version of Ace of Spades and Making Plans For Nigel.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 17 Nov. 2010
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Nice one chaps!

Was a bit concerned that a second album might fall short of the standards set by the first. No need to have worried though. This is another gem.

Not alot to say except to say it's fun, it's fresh, and it's damned good. Classic tunes given the Shepherds treatment. Shouldn't work this time either, but it does.

White Riot is the standout for me. It tops the album off.

This will be getting played rather alot. Do yourself a favour and buy it.
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By Richard Hammond TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Nov. 2010
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Now then, listening to a set of folk covers of punk and new-wave standards--and a single Smiths track--featuring Ade Edmondson should mark me out as a psuedo-hipster nonsense.

But it's flippin' fantastic, some of the freshest noises I've heard all year. Not all the covers work but each is fully committed and at least worth listening to. When it's good though, its astonishing. Sound of the Suburbs drips with sadness and pathos, Panic is delicious and the Ramones medley cracks along with energy and crash. The absolute highlight White Riot closes the album and is something special - as with all the tracks it's beautifully recorded (huge sound, crisp, defined and full) and builds to a wild whirl of fiddle, banjo and mandolin. It's joyous, big and bursting with energy.

I absolutely wouldn't have had myself down to like this stuff but it's fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John on 4 Dec. 2013
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Their version of Friday Night, Saturday Morning is wonderful - beautifully rendered, full of pathos, longing, regret and even better than the original.
Ade Edmondson is a really fine singer and its obvious that he loves and understands his material.
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I was lucky enough to catch The Bad Shepherds at Norwich last night and was utterly blown away. Not only are Troy Donockley and Andy Dinan two of the finest musicians in the World but Adrian Edmondson is certainly no slouch either. I eagerly bought 'By Hook...' but had some trepidation as to whether it would be a bit flat compared to the live show but needn't have worried as it's superb. Genius arrangements of some of the classic songs of my youth and done with love and spirit. If it's true and this is this end for the the band then they have left a fine couple of albums as a testament. I'd love to see a live cd/dvd set but for the time being this will do VERY nicely!
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