Not to be confused with the '60s group of the same name - The Rascals' first and only album 'Rascalize' was the first time people had heard of the extremely talented singer/songwriter Miles Kane, who of course later teamed up with Alex Turner to form The Last Shadow Puppets and is now enjoying a well deserved successful solo career.
Despite only peaking at a ridiculously low no.100 in the UK album charts, this is a very good debut. With a distinctive British alternative sound, the music is excellent, the songs are dark and exciting and showcase Miles' range. I just can't understand why it didn't receive the attention it deserved the first time around. 'Rascalize' spawned two excellent singles: 'Freakbeat Phantom' and 'I'll Give You Sympathy', neither of which did much either but will always be part of Miles Kane's anthology.
If you enjoy alternative rock music, you should buy this album, and you as well will be left wondering as to why this promising band didn't enjoy the success they should have done.