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  • Audio CD (15 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fire Records
  • ASIN: B000063T2U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 577,440 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Pathetique 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. A Prophecy 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. In Spite Of These Times 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Foxheads 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Take Bribes 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pimps 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mother Of God 7:55£0.99  Buy MP3 

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 July 2002
Format: Audio CD
In the mid-'80s, when Britain's underground music scene was dominated by jangly guitars, twee vocals, and fast rhythms, the Close Lobsters were there at the heart. The unusually named Foxheads Stalk This Land was not an album that suffered from over-production, however, this gives the songs a live, gritty feel. Influences stem,from the Smiths, Orange Juice and The Only Ones. Lyrically, the album does not bear close attention. Most songs comprise phrases which sound good when sung but not printed on a lyrics sheet - perhaps that's how pop music should be. There is rarely a substandard track to be heard on this fine album, with "I Kiss the Flower in Bloom" being the best 3 minute pop song never to be released as a single.Husker DU would be proud of the final track the epic 'Mother Of God'
The influence of murmur/reckoning era R.E.M. on the title track are obvious and there is also a rather huge nod to Camper Van Beethoven throughout the album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mick Grim on 5 Aug. 2004
Format: Audio CD
There is a pattern usually associated with Paisley, likewise anyone who thinks of this town in any kind of musical context has to think of the sheer brilliance that was the Close Lobsters.
Quite simply, they should have been huge!
Foxheads Stalk This Land is a giant of an album, which was and still is as refreshing as a summer downpour.From 'Just to Bloody Stupid' you're on a belter of a rollercoaster ride culminating in the cathedral that is 'Mother of God'.
Songs such as 'In spite of these Times' and 'I Kiss the Flower in Bloom'(with it's wonderfully ambiguous lyrics) have melodies to pull at your heart strings whilst grinning menacingly at you.If ever you have a blind-date with an album this is it!After one listen you've declared your un-dying love to it,proposed marriage and eloped.
Remember Stalkheads was released at a time when jangly and shoegazing were order of the day - The Close Lobsters had their heads up and the distortion on!
Burnetts juxta-posed lyrics and insights make an unlikely partnership with a thumping back-line and raking/duelling guitars to make a sumptuous, wonderful cocktail.
Listening to 'Pathetique' recently brought back fond memories of that wonderful raw enthusiasm and charm The Close Lobsters had, but more importantly have left us in the shape of Stalkheads.
Do yourself a favour, and go on that blind date now!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W Broun on 12 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Very simply, the Close Lobsters wrote staggeringly beautiful songs, better than all but two or three British indie acts of the late 1990s. Their loss after a few precious years was sad and infuriating. Like The La's and, to a lesser extent, the Stone Roses, much of their story is "what might have been." Jump on this wonderful album before it goes out of print again.
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By Mr. R. P. Farmer on 28 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
I bought this as a vinyl many years ago and loved it then. Absolutely great to have it on my Ipod now.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sam on 17 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought Foxheads when it first came out (I know this sounds a bit sad) and have loved it ever since. It is and always will be in my top ten. Its just supreme from Just Too Bloody Stupid through I Kiss The Flower and Pathetique and ....so on! A lot of bands owe the Close Lobsters a big debt to this day, which probably will never be recognised. They did the right things really well. They should reform. No really.
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