This has been criticised by those who know (on the sleeve notes of Alright Jack, in fact) for lacking spark and spontaneity. Luckily I didn't know this before I listened to it. OK, so it may lack the depth and groundbreaking genius of Alright Jack, which is supposed to be The Home Service's masterpiece, but there are some pretty good tunes on this one. Also, this features Bill Caddick, whose voice has a bit more edge to it than John Tams' and just lends a nice contrast to the palette. It is a good album for rocking along in the car, and although there are plenty of thought-provoking lyrics (see Caddick's "She moves amongst men") there are also more upbeat numbers to sing along to such as "Don't let 'em grind you down". What really makes this album stand out for me is the presence of the brass section, for which you can blame Tams' early years in a colliery band. The trumpets take no prisoners here, with piercing fanfares answered by inspired lead guitar from Graeme Taylor. Pure rock-folk-rock - get it while you can.