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  • Audio CD (8 Mar 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Random
  • ASIN: B0001DD0E4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,864 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Suburban Rock ‘n Roll
2. Zombies
3. Hitch-Hiking
4. Punk Rock Funeral
5. Hell’s Barbecue
6. Paranoid 6Teen
7. The English Language Let Me Down
8. Pretty Suicide
9. 20 Million Miles From Earth
10. Quiet Beach
11. The Goodbye Song

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Suburban Rock 'N' Roll is the comeback album from Space. Having started out so spectacularly well with Spiders and Tin Planet, Space have since spent a painfully fallow period in the contractual doldrums. Now with a new record company, songwriter and head honcho Tommy Scott lets it all flood out with a collection that's high on humour and musical invention. Scott likes to fascinate and confound by mixing and matching genres and, as with his Liverpudlian forebear John Lennon, his interests stretch right back to the British music hall tradition. Thanks to his keen grasp of melody, this makes Suburban Rock 'N' Roll an intriguing listen. The opening title track, with its fat bass and Spanish strings backed by whistles, scratches, comedy voices and soaring sci-fi keyboards, has you thinking of Stan Ridgeway spoofing Chris Isaak. Then there's the catchy rush of "Zombies", the warped rock of "Hitch-Hiking", the distorted blues of "Pretty Suicide" and the cheesy 70s pop of "The English Language". Perhaps best of all are the sweet and wistful "Quiet Beach" and the menacing "Hell's Barbecue", where Scott whispers a taut tale of urban conservative paranoia. Space have lost none of their famed idiosyncrasies, and their odd take on a strange world is as perceptive and entertaining as ever. --Dominic Wills

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "tim0000000000000000000000" on 25 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
After a 6 year hault, space have finally released a new album (they did record the album 'Love You More Than Football' in 2001 but this was never released).
After Jamie leaving they dont have any of the more hard-edged songs like 'Voodoo Roller' or 'Love Child Of The Queen' but generally they still have the same style.
Suburban Rock N Roll - 10/10 , brilliant! Best song on the album.
Zombies - 10/10 , also brilliant.
Hitch-Hiking - 7/10 , this ones weird but it grows on you.
Punk Rock Funeral - 8/10 , I think this is probably the best anthem on the album.
Hells Barbeque - 9/10 , this one is very creepy, reminds me of the video game Doom for some reason.
Paranoid 6Teen - 9/10 , another great song.
The English Language - 8/10 , this is a cool sort of country song thats really catchy
Pretty Suicide - 9/10 , a great jazzy bluesy style song.
10 Million Miles From Earth - 8/10 , a nice song that made the B list on radio 2 which is better than the other stuff on this albun, the song finishes a bit suddenly though.
Quiet Beach - 7/10 , a nice sort of chill out song.
Goodbye Song - 6/10 , an ok song but it be the best song to end an album with.
All in all, in my opinion this is there best album yet, too bad 'Gut Records' is really crap and no-one actually knows this album exists...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ccfcgirl on 15 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
Well its been nearly 6 years in the making, and with a few false alarms on the way, but at last Space are back, minus guitarist Jamie, but still as good as ever. The album lacks the harsh vocal sounds of the 2 previous albums, no doubt due to the absence of Jamie, but the catchy lyrics and satirical look at life remain.
The entire album is generally quieter, slower and more melodic than either Tin Planet or Spiders, and the true quality of Tommy Scotts voice is revealed as he tries not to hide behind comedic persona's. After a couple of plays, i would say that Quiet Beach is one of the best tracks on the album and i can see this being a single release in the future. The title track should have performed better in the single charts but i don't think it was marketed particularly heavily, i live in Liverpool yet none of the local radio stations played it, and it only made the C Playlist on Radio 2!
Space are touring now, and i would urge everyone to see them because live, they are one of the best bands around.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Davies on 12 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have always liked Space. Tin Planet was the first CD that I ever bought, shortly followed by Spiders. I liked their quirky lyrics, their cinematic tunes and the fact that they came from Liverpool was also a deciding factor in what made them my original favourite band.
Times have moved on. But after a six year hiatus Space are back, and they haven't changed a bit. Whether or not this is a good thing will depend on your own tastes, but personally I think it's great that they have stuck to their roots. The album opener "Suburban Rock n' Roll" is no "Avenging Angels," but it's just as catchy. Then there's the beautiful "20 Million Miles From Earth," which is set to be a single. There is dark material here, such as "Hell's Barbeque" which contains the sinister line, "Perverts are everywhere, they're taking over suburbia."
It is a welcome return for Space, and whilst they will never reach their 1990s peak again, their cult following will remain strong.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Keith Evans on 21 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
At last the space album we have been waiting for 6 years is here.Suburban Rock 'n'Roll is not their best album but is still full of great tunes.The stand out ones for me are Hell's Barbecue,The English Language,and 20Million Miles From Earth which is going to be their next single.I would say this album is for the die hard fans and if you are going to get your first
space album try Spiders or Tin planet first before getting this one.Well i hope we don't have to wait another 6years for the next album keep' em coming lads.
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