I've been a fan of Freur and likewise Underworld since they appeared on the scene in 1983.
From the opening track of Doot Doot, it was clear that there was a tallent at work here which was far different from anything else going at the time. I remember thinking how original they were. The synth sounds, the subject matter and the melodies I loved to bits.
It was no wonder to me that ten years later they would re appear with a track called 'Hmmmm Skysraper I love you' and start on the journey that was to be known as Underworld.
If you want to get an insight to where Underworld came from, then this is the best bet you have. But It would be an injustice to stop there. This album has some fantastic songs on it, and some of the production values are very different for the 80's.
This album then, shows a tallent experimenting with many styles and images that was later to form into something more concrete (and profitable). They were just so confused -the glam rock outfits, the synth's on a stick that you could park up your sleeve and that silly name, not to mention that the drummer was a cross between Keith Moon and Animal from the Muppets.
As a fan of Freur and Underworld, It's my duty to inform Underworld fans that Freur is probably not a 'backwards' compatible journey, whereas liking Freur will inevitably lead onto liking Underworld.
But as a fan of both, I'm just so pleased to see that this album has seen the light of day as a CD. What more could I possibly want?
(A. Get us out of here, their second album on CD please... that's what I want!).