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Great Brain Robbery [CD]

Crocketts Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (17 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Blue Dog
  • ASIN: B00004R7ZC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,014 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 1939 Returning
2. Mrs playing dead
3. Host
4. Chicken vs macho
5. On something
6. Lucifer
7. Survival of the prettiest
8. A pity youth doesn't laugh
9. One shake
10. Million things
11. Ella luciana
12. Lady killer

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The Crocketts - The Great Brain Robbery


"Good evening, I am your host," quavers Crocketts' frontman Davey Crocketto. "I'll whisper words of caustic cabaret." As introductions go, that's the fractured wordplay of The Great Brain Robbery summed up nicely. Along with fellow countrymen the Stereophonics, the Crocketts pursue a sky-scraping, thunderous brand of high-bluster pub-rock--but while the Stereophonics articulate their provincial angst through big-hearted, soulful anthems, the Crocketts fizzle with a dysfunctional anger that allies them more with the bruised, angular alterno-rock of Placebo. But, like many small-town angst records, it sounds like The Great Brain Robbery has its lyrical ambitions turned inwards. "Got myself black and blue, banging my head off a brick wall," sighs Davey, spoiling the deft arpeggio of "Chicken Vs Macho" with senseless inarticulacy. Shame, because if The Great Brain Robbery fine-tuned its entertainment, the Crocketts might prove far better hosts. --Louis Pattison

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3.0 out of 5 stars Catchy but certainly not perfect 8 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is undeniably a good album. Perhaps a little difficult to get into, but after a couple of listens it really grows. From then on I, personally, couldn't stop listening to it. I'm not sure if it was because of this but after a couple of weeks I had stopped listening to it. Don't et me wrong, the songs are good and there aren't any fillers, but I just became bored with the slightly 'empty' sound. This brings me onto the lyrics, which are, quite honestly, awful. No matter what people might say, these lyrics are written on a general premise and the rest is written to rhyme. I don't hate it, it's good for a laugh, but buy their first album for a more well-rounded listen. (DOn't expect the lyrics to be any better!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
this album is one of the best you will ever buy! if you are thinking about it, but not sure, just buy it - i did and it is definately worth it - you will not be disappointed. the crocketts have a unique style, and the lead singer has a great voice which, combined with fantastic lyrics and great variation, produces a masterpiece of an album. my favourite songs are host, lucifer and survival of the prettiest - their first album is also worth getting. dont be put off by the fact they are unknown, in a few years they will be huge. and if you thought it couldnt get any better, you should see them live! the recent 'nuke ibiza' tour involved 26 performances in 27 days, which is just insane. also, its worth going just to see davey crockett leap from tall things into the crowd at the end of 'will you still care' - (1st album)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than their debut.... 26 April 2000
Format:Audio CD
...The Great Brain Robbery is such a good album that it eclipses even the Crocketts' stunning debut effort, We May Be Skinny And Wirey. There isn't a duff song on the album, in fact there are so many stand-out tracks, that you get a different one stuck in your head each time you listen to it. There is a step up in terms of production on this album, and in addition, the band show how much they have been carefully honing their song-writing and instrument-playing skills over the last couple of years. All in all, this is a cracking album retaining the unique style of the Crocketts evident on their debut, but at the same improving greatly on what was, in itself, a brilliant album. Buy it. NOW.
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4.0 out of 5 stars hawaii returning 30 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
the childish innocence ofdavey crockett in his hawaii style album cannto be ignored, this album, is incredible, im not sure why noone has unvealed the crocketts as the next big thing, they certsainly have the talent. the album is a masterpiece, starting with 1939 returning you almost feel it cant get anybetter, it dsoes, host, chicken vs macho, lucifer, they are amazing songs that shhould be played loud, very loud. but...but the guitar effects are , singular, the one they use begins to get you down by the 12th track, still 4 stars and a great album, go buy it!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!!!Brilliant!!! 28 Dec 2000
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Format:Audio CD
This is a great album. It's not like the usual stereotypical rock album of people shouting down microphones and swearing a lot. All of the tracks on it are great. I especially liked "host". You are definitely missing out if you don't buy this album now.
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