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Rip It Up [Import]

Orange Juice Audio CD
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In six tumultuous years, Orange Juice, led by Edwyn Collins, blazed a trail of self-reliance with the legendary Postcard label, ran in conjunction with then-manager Alan Horne, and greatly expanded the palette of independent music at the start of the ‘80s with their brand of literate pop songwriting that both pre-saged the coming of The Smiths and kickstarted a renaissance in Scottish ... Read more in Amazon's Orange Juice Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Mar 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B0000088HK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favour... 1 Sep 2011
By tunsty
Format:Audio CD
If you thought that the 80's was all about Duran Duran, Culture Club, FGTH and the like, think again..

You may be familiar with the title track 'Rip it up' - a jaunty, upbeat song that is instantly recognized whenever played on the radio..
But this album has more to offer than that.. It is a superb collection of upbeat, fantastic pop songs and doesn't suffer the usual fate of 80's albums by sounding too dated.

So, who were Orange Juice?
Well, younger ones among you, may just have heard of lead singer, Edwyn Collins from his 1994 song 'a girl like you'..
but way back, in the early eighties, he along with James Kirk, David McClymont, Steven Daly, Malcolm Ross & Zeke Manyika, formed Orange Juice and produced just four albums in the six years they were together.

'Rip it up' is arguably their best and most well known, due to the title track and it's not hard to see why.

The mood of the album is mostly upbeat, the songs are catchy and will certainly grow on you very quickly.
along with the title track, songs like 'Flesh of my Flesh', 'A Million Pleading Faces' & 'I Can't Help Myself' are nice catchy tunes and have a nice tempo and are likely to stick in your memory for quite a while.
Even the slower songs, such as 'Breakfast Time' & 'Louise Louise' & 'Mud in your eye' can hardly be thought of as typical ballads - they have a jaunty and playful sound to them.
In all, there's a good mixture of rhythm and interesting lyrics here.. and some of the guitar work and rhythms really are worth listening for.

--"Here's a penny for your thoughts - incidentally, you may keep the change"--

Love that lyric - I really must use it more often in conversation!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Indie Kids 12 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is a wonderful, wonderful record. It has been pretty much unavailable for years - this is the first time in ages it has been available on CD and I've been making do with a second hand vinyl copy for the last two decades. In the Official Sound of Young Scotland / Postcard / Edwyn Collins history, this and the third album seem to have been relegated to the unfortunate Major Label period with chin-stroking critical opinion favouring the early singles and "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever". Heretically, though, this is my favourite version of Orange Juice. The songs and the playing are so sharp, and the smarts and slickness add rather than detract. There's a lovely African High Life feel to a lot of the numbers, but done with a featherlight touch. "Hokoyo", "Flesh Of My Flesh", 80s student disco hardy perennial "Rip It Up" and the peerless "I Can't Help Myself" still sound marvellous and uplifting even at 30 years remove. For a band often credited and blamed for subsequent waves of fey shambling incompetent Indie Kids with floppy fringes, they execute some pretty nifty funky turns and soulful touches.

Edwyn's done a load of great records over the years but this is the one I always come back to. If nothing else, for the hilarious and ingenious way he references the Buzzcocks lyrically and musically in the title track. Only the most charming man in Scotland could get away with that. Even David Tennant would struggle ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars rip it orange juice 16 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
rip it up by orange juice very cd listen to to it you will enjoy it. quick delevery thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars orange but no lemon 2 Mar 2012
By moro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
OK, I'm Scottish, so i might be a bit biased, but orange juice put out some tunes in the 80's did they not? In fact, the 80's were a golden age for Scottish pop when we had bands as good as anyone, anywhere, such as The Blue Nile, The Cocteau Twins and Orange Juice. I won't say who was the best out of those three. This record 'Rip It Up' by Orange Juice is one of the most underrated albums out there in undiscovered land. Occassionally people (2 or 3 maybe lol) wax lyrical about orange juice but they usually home in on the debut. Hardly anyone raves about this one (anyone at all ??) - i think orange juice have so few fans and they tend to approach the band from below ie. the 'you can't hide your love forever' album and the postcard singles. There were quite a lot of music fans who liked organic guitar music and were put off by the change in musical direction and band members for this one. Well, this is a unique record, 80's sounding, tuneful and passionate with some serious funk influences thrown in. I prefer it, and I always head here first for some orange juice, at breakfast time or not, i can't help myself.

check out the box set, in case you don't know.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's music that hasn't dated! 16 Jun 2009
By A. Cornes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Rip It Up

This is the second of Orange Juice's 3 LP's and includes the title track and Orange Juice's biggest hit "Rip It Up". This album is great on many levels. Edwyn Collins' lyrics, his romanticism, his croon, his guitar playing and the addition of Zeke Manyike on drums took the band to a higher level than on their charming but slightly less competent debut album. However this is still no horrible over slickly played or produced record. It is this charm which has made the band such an influence on more recent bands such as Franz Ferdinand.

Influenced as much by classic soul music ("I Can't Help Myself" / "Flesh of My Flesh") as the then staple indie band influences of Beatles / Byrds / Velvet Underground ("Louise Louise") The album really gels. "Rip It Up" features a synth led bassline using a Rland 303 which became a key musical feature of the later acid house scene. On some tracks Edwyn and the band seem ahead of their time musically such as on the Afrobeat sounding "Hokoyo". When you put this album in the context of what else was going on musically at the time post punk gothiness and over produced synth pop this album is all the more appealing. Do your self a favour and own this album. And Polydor why is it not currently available. Reissue it now please.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Smiths of Funk 14 Jan 2005
By Tezcatlipoca - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This sophomore effort from Edwyn Collins' 80's band saw them move away from the endearing classically structured songwriting of their debut and approach a more funk driven sound that even managed to provide them with a genuine hit single in the form of the groovin' "Rip it Up".
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 22 May 2014
By Santiago Serrato - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Great, very pleased with purchase, all turned out to be exactly. I am very happy to shop this way, so I follow
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