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Foolish Thing Desire [Import]

Daniel Ash Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import [Generic]
  • ASIN: B000006Z58
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

1. Here She Comes
2. Foolish Thing Desire
3. Bluebird
4. Dream Machine
5. Get Out of Control
6. Void
7. Roll On
8. Here She Comes Again
9. Hedonsit
10. Higher Than This
11. Paris '93
12. Acid Rain
13. Firedance

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shimmering Pop cut with primo Rock 6 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is Daniel Ash's least excellent album, which is not to say that it isn't very good it just doesn't achieve the same heights as his other work. The first side opens with a gorgeous pop swagger, however the following textured ballad lets the momentum drop for a moment. It is only for a moment, though, as the sleazy grooves of 'Bluebierd' and 'Dream Machine' kick in. Side one closes with the rock-monster single 'Get out of Control' and you're feeling turned-on and ready for more.
Side two opens with the bland textured ballad(again) 'The Void'. The next track is the worst it's like a Jeseus and Mary Chain out-take.
At this point it becomes clear that the formula of solo artist and producer going it alone in the studio with no band-mates to keep you on your toes does not work here. However just as an excellent opening half appears to be lost Daniel comes back with a rocked-up version of the glorious opening track, and yes it tops the first version. Then we get the killer K.O. of 'The Hedonist' which lifts the roof off the proceedings. This should have been the end but alas it's not there's another bland ballad to steal the beauty of that 'faux finale'.
I hate to say it but this could have been a better record with seven or eight of these songs. This album is definitely worth buying if you're a fan of L&R or bauhaus. But as an attempt to create a perfect Alt-Pop record it fails for the lack of Kevin Haskins with a whip. (As evidence of this take the superior preceeding solo album 'Coming Down' which boasted the assistance of the awesome L&R drummer.) The programmed drums fall just short of a 'real groove' on the rocky songs and there's too much reverb overall. These are small hairsplitting criticisms which only attest to the highest standards which we have come to expect from Daniel Ash. Roll on Mr. Ash
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5.0 out of 5 stars foolish thing desire 24 Jun 2000
By roberto kamys - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I found this record by accident at a garage sale, and ive never seen it in stores, but i believe its daniel ash best work to date since leaving bauhaus, although his style on this record is very different from bauhaus or tones on tail, i think its a must for fans of either of these bands. its kind of like bauhaus meets johnny winter (without the guitar solos). its amazing all the different moods and textures daniel ash gets just using a simple blues progression as the foundation for his songs (listen especially to "bluebird"). an excellent record that for some reason didnt catch on.
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