One guy came to me one day and said "listen to that one buddy, it's pretty cool". It was in 1993, and most people had never heard about this band in europe, including myself.
And it was the great shock. It takes only a few seconds to realize what a masterpiece you have. This kind of thing happens rarely. Such an incredible voice, and this powerful, wild sound, coming from "elsewhere"... They reinvented rock & roll, and they did not joke!
Beds are burning was this kind of song that could appeal to almost everyone, from the hard rock purist to the radio amateur. The melody itself is eternal.
Another fantastic song on the album is "put down that weapon". Musically as impressive as the former one, it impresses also with the passion Garret has to deliver his peaceful message.
There is no weak track on this album. I mean, try any of them alone, and you will have something between "positively inspired" and "amazing".
Every track has got this sense of rough urgency that is the "trademark" of the group and in the same time the whole is perfectly produced and played.
Just my opinion, in the "ranking game" : Now that I know most of their albums, I would give 5 stars for 3 of them :
2. Diesel & Dust
3. Place without a postcard