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Cornershop are as The Times and most major papers have put it, 'the most treasured of British institutions,' yet they are amazingly one of the most neglected institutions England has ever known too. Not for them to be merely a pigeon hole in the staff room, they always cut it their own way, constantly changing with every release, burning Morrissey pictures outside EMI to deliver a ... Read more in Amazon's Cornershop Store

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  • Audio CD (1 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wiiija
  • ASIN: B00005UNIG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,248 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  2. Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Music Plus 1 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky Iii 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Wogs Will Walk 4:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Motion The 11 5:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. People Power 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Sounds Super Recordings 1:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. The London Radar 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Spectral Mornings14:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Slip The Drummer One 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Heavy Soup (outro) 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Bonus Track 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1. Heavy Soup
2. Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform
3. Music Plus 1
4. Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky Iii
5. Wogs Will Walk
6. Motion The 11
7. People Power
8. Sounds Super Recordings
9. The London Radar
10. Spectral Mornings
11. Slip The Drummer One
12. Heavy Soup
13. Bonus Track

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For the pessimists who thought 1998's "Brimful Of Asha" might have made Cornershop one-hit wonders, Handcream For A Generation acts as a dazzling Technicolor rejoinder. This fourth album by Tjinder Singh's group is a sure-footed survey of international party styles. Through 13 tracks, they manage to locate the secret connections between funk, hip-hop turntablism, boogie rock, roots reggae, French house, Punjabi folk, heavy psychedelia and, yes, good old-fashioned indie-pop.

On paper it looks dauntingly over-ambitious, and in the hands of any other band it probably would be. But Singh has a talent for finding universal accessibility at the heart of any genre, and a pathological fear of the clichéd and portentous. So Handcream begins with deep soul singer Otis Clay making the introductions on "Heavy Soup", cranks up a hoary old Stones riff for an extended rant about the music biz on "Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III" and even finds a use for Noel Gallagher on the 15-minute soaring raga of "Spectral Mornings". Best of all, the whole album's imbued with a spirit that's both celebratory and contrary, one that challenges and stimulates even while it's making you dance on the table. --John Mulvey

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T. Sutton on 12 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
'Cornershop have Spilt. For good.' That was the headline three years ago when, fed up with the success surrounding their previous album (When I Was Born For The Seventh Time), and in-particular the worldwide smash,'Brimful of Asha', frontman Tjinder Singh and co-writer/guitarist Ben Ayers decided to call it a day. They went on to pursue serious side-projects (most notably Singh with 'Clinton') and it seemed that Cornershop were gone for good. Then, at the beginning of 2001 word began to trickle out that they were back together and that the recordings would be 'very-Stax influenced'. Well, all I can say is that very nearly hits the nail right on the head.
'Handcream For a Generation' is the sound of Booker T and the MGs landing right in the middle of the 21st century. Led by a man who is becoming a very cool weld of Lou Reed and Bob Marley. God, this is such an ambitious record it's hard to know where to place it in terms of genre. It celebrates the old whilst delivering the new.
Beginning and ending with 'Heavy Soup', this affectionate homage to 'Soul Kitchen' sounds so immediately fresh that it's hard to resist putting the track on again immediately. As is the case with the majority of this wonderful record. There is a constant feel of spontaneity within the grooves. You get the feeling throughout that 'anything could happen' and could be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a pirate radio station. It's as if the whole thing could collapse around Cornershop's ears at any moment (as on the false start of 'Motion the Eleven') but this only makes you will them on even more. Very rarely have I felt like leaping to my feet whilst listening to a record for the first time and shouting 'Go on, you can do it', but it happens several times during the course of the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jun. 2002
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I love 'When I was born...' so much I thought this new album would be a let-down, particularly after reading some of these other reviews. I bought it eventually - and to my ears it sounds just as good! And the lyrics are funny, clever, quirky and weirdly cross-referenced from song to song.
From the first song Heavy Soup, in which Otis Clay reads out some of the track titles like a proud showman, to the ridiculous intercom messages on The London radar, I was smiling at the unexpected all the way through.
And the music's great too, just as memorable and individual as the previous album. Cornershop are so distinctive and so bright with inspiration I can't imagine liking one album and not the other. Or indeed liking one more than the other.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Mar. 2002
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The initial signs heralding the new Cornershop album were not exactly encouraging - it would be an extremely ambitious project, including a 14 minute epic featuring, of all people, Noel Gallagher on guitar. The warning signs may have been flashing but, mercifully, 'Handcream for a Generation' is an absolute hoot from start to finish. This is one of those rare records where the artists themselves have obviously had tremendous fun creating it and the end result is equally rewarding for the listener.
This is not to say that listening to this album isn't a challenge. It is riotously and obstinately eclectic - incorporating the dub reggae of 'Motion the 11', the Stones-esque swagger of 'Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III' and even deep house on 'Music Plus One', with plenty of good humour and sly cross referencing. They even get away with using a chorus of children on the ludicrously titled 'Staging the Plaguing of the Raised Platform' - in this context of wanton abandon it sounds much more intentionally comic than trite.
Ushered in with the heroic announcements of legendary soul singer Otis Clay, it is immediately apparent that this album is all about celebration, albeit with a wry comic sensibility and a social conscience. There's even a clever and cunning re-recording of the Clinton track 'People Power' that seems essential rather than superfluous. The aforementioned epic 'Spectral Mornings' is undoubtedly too long, but its dazzling display of psychedelic grpoves are not a manifestation of rampant indulgence, but rather the sound of a band improving their musicianship and broadening their sound.
Essentially, 'Handcream for a Generation' feels like both a summation and an update of all the celebratory sounds modern music has to offer. Tjinder Singh has created a genuinely multicultural soundclash that is provocative, highly entertaining and oddly coherent. It's what is commonly known as fun.
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By Lozarithm VINE VOICE on 31 May 2008
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Can it really be a decade since Brimful Of Asha put Cornershop on Top Of The Pops? And it is a full six years since this, still their most recent album, appeared, though reports would suggest they still possess the people power in the disco hour. Certainly, this album is a bubbling bangle of beats from a band that clearly knows what it's about, and follows a consistent spindly-thread from the opener Heavy Soup, with a guest vocal from funky soul singer Otis Clay, to the bonus track, called Bonus Track.

The full versions of the singles Staging and Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III are here, and possibly the best track is the extended workout Spectral Mornings, which has extra colouration from Noel Gallagher's guitar and sitar from Sheema Mukherjee (from The Imagined Village). This has elements of raga, but elsewhere they touch down on almost every genre making this quite a global excursion, though their punk origins are never far from the surface. The Oasis connection continues with Guigsy's bass on Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III , which also features strings, a kids' chorus and Doreen Edwards from Distant Cousins.

File under: eclectic.
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