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Retro Rockets

From the Album Retro Rockets
21 Feb. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 21 Feb. 2010
  • Release Date: 21 Feb. 2010
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2010 Coursegood Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Duration: 3:45 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0035V73DS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,116 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

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By T. Hurt on 29 Mar. 2010
Baz Warne is obviously confident of his acceptance as a fully-fledged Strangler by now and sounds like he's being himself, letting his Newcastle accent show through here and there. It's a good, catchy song that sticks in your head after a couple of listens and sounds like "A Stranglers Song"--possibly more so than the work on Suite XVl, which was still tinged by Paul Robert's influence. Even so, it's one of those songs that kind of is what it is. There's nothing very surprising here, and Baz's guitar work lacks the melodic simplicity of Hugh's old riffs--though it is nice and chunky.
Overall, the song seems to lack some higher frequency sounds too that would open it up a bit for me. Even Dave Greenfield's solo towards the end uses a very thick, bass-heavy sound. And it's a short solo, too--I miss his long, intricate solos of yesteryear, but I suppose they were more of a 70's thing.
So, all in all, a good bit of work and bodes well for the upcoming album. Like to say it'll be a massive hit but I don't think it'll be given the exposure it deserves. Also worth checking out "I Don't See The World As You do", if you want more proof that the Men In Black still know a thing or two about a good melody--plus Dave's catchy keyboards are all over it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S , AYRSHIRE on 5 Feb. 2010
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Now entering the fifth decade of THE STRANGLERS, they never let you down. Buy this and get the stranglers in the chart once more
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Bemoaning the state of music radio and the X-Factor generation was never going to be a great way of endearing yourselves to the media, and as predicted this single got almost no airplay, with one or two notable exceptions.

From the start, this is a classic Stranglers track - the driving bass and swirling keyboards a trademark of this band of survivors. Baz Warne's snarling vocal performance is perhaps a little 'wordy' from time to time, but it does the job. Not quite as catchy as the previous single "Spectre of Love", but a great track nonetheless and played brilliantly on the recent UK tour.

Just a pity the band have no marketing backup from the record company - with a bit of radio play this could have made their fifth decade in the UK singles charts. Still, plenty of time for the next single to do that.
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By P. French on 28 Mar. 2010
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As a lifelong fan - this isn't a bad choice for a single. Unfortunately, I still miss Paul Roberts vocals, and feel that even though Baz gave it his all - it could've sounded so much better with Paul ( Sorry ).

Still a nice song and it deserves airplay - unfortunately, I doubt this will happen!

As always though - their songs ALWAYS sound sO much much better 'Live'!!
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This is the best single release since Who wants the world the track rocks & when they play it live its simply breathtaking.just a shame that the radio stations didn't play it,but then that's nothing new.If you have been wondering whether to give the Stranglers a listen again since Hugh left then give this a listen & you will be hooked.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Catzilla on 25 Feb. 2010
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What a super little song. Once again these old rockers have produced a crackin' piece of music and once again they're sadly ignored by radio and TV (ok they're not trendy at all but who gives a damn). It's a pity 'cos so many folk will miss out. Far from being past their sell by date the 'meninblack' are as good as they've always been. If you're new to the band (but hey I'm sure you'll have heard their music creaping in to adverts and TV shows in the past) give it a listen and then buy their new greatest hits. There you'll hear a varied and wonderful collection of truely great songs, full of depth, great musicianship, lyrics and tunes most bands would die for. Then catch them 'live' for the gig of your life.
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If you are a Stranglers fan you will have all of this apart from perhaps the two new tracks.

That being said, absolutely top value and all the best stuff (hits?) in the one place.

Well worth the purchase.
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