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The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome

6 Nov. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Jan. 2007
  • Release Date: 6 Nov. 2007
  • Label: Whild John Music Ltd
  • Copyright: 2008 Whild John Music Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:06:13
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  • ASIN: B001H4T46E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,714 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Philip A.Cohen on 28 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This album continued the group's early 1980's commercial & artistic comeback,and gave the group its' first ever U.S.A. hit single & album.Fortunately,this expanded edition includes the entirety of the UK version("The Amazing Kamakaze Syndrome") and its' U.S.A. counterpart("Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply") plus 2 B-sides and 3 12" single mixes.My only(mild) complaint:it would appear that the group had difficulty retrieving the master tapes for their 12" single mixes from the labels that they were once licensed to.While they sound fine here,close listening through headphones makes it clear that at least two of these three 12" mixes("My Oh My" and "Slam The Hammer Down") have been computer de-clicked from vinyl,albeit with only 98% success.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Jones on 19 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Slade seemed to not know where they were coming from in the eighties or what had hit them - i.e. punk - but for me they are all substance and no style.

This album is a perfect example: the substance is brilliant, with some of the best rock tracks and pop melodies you will ever hear. There is a great slightly tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, and a boy-ish sense of fun...there's even a song about racing cars!

This is not the best Slade album in my opinion, but it gets 5 stars for great tracks like Ready to Explode and the blistering Slam the Hammer Down.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By 12stringbassist VINE VOICE on 11 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This was Slade's last album made as a regularly touring group. As presented here, gathering nearly all of the permutations from the UK and USA releases, it ranks as one of Slade's finst achievements.

The album sets off to a tremendous start with 'Slam the hammer down', with Slade at their rocking best. This song doesn't let up - it storms along the whole way through and would have been just marvelous live, but that just wasn't to be.

'In the doghouse' is a light-hearted and slightly rude word game with saxophones evident for the first time on a Slade record in some years. It reprises the guitar solo from 'Ruby Red' and the backing vocals from 'When I'm dancin' as well as mentioning 'looking at the mantlepiece' and 'poking the fire'. Naughty Noddy indeed.

'Run runaway' actually broke onto the American charts, giving Slade their first bit of chart action for years, mainly thanks to the slightly silly video filmed at Eastnor Castle. The distinctive sound of the excellent band Big Country obviously inspired Jim Lea at the time. A great song that still stands up now. The drums on this song are a work of art and the arrangement is tight and very well thought out. Violins and harmony guitars give a great feel, even when the song breaks down into a jig.

'High and dry' was later covered by Girlschool (with Nod and Jim producing). A very good, melodic, mid-paced song, featuring Nod as the love 'em and leave 'em style male chauvinist pig.

'My oh my' was the instant and most obvious choice for a single release. It reached number two in the UK, with Slade being frustrated by a three week spell where the chart positions didn't change, leaving The Flying Pickets sitting pretty (or not) at number one throughout the festive season.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy W. Newbould on 16 Sept. 2007
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The main theme running through this album appears to be fast cars and even faster women! The album kicks off with the rip-roaring `Slam The Hammer Down' with Noddy Holder belting out the vocals (in his usual trademark fashion) and some superb heavy guitar riffs. This is a great opening track.

Track 2 - `In The Dog House' is a catchy rock/pop number and this is followed by the hit single `Run Runaway' which has a definite Celtic flavour to it. Track 4 - `High And Dry' is about a Michael Caine/Alfie- type character and features an outstanding vocal performance by Noddy. This is probably my favourite track on the album.

Next up is the sublime mega-hit `My Oh My'. It is ironic that this track, which opens with the line "I believe in woman my oh my" should immediately follow `High And Dry' with its love `em and leave `em theme! `My Oh My' starts off as a fairly gentle rock ballad with just piano and simple percussion accompaniment and gradually builds up to a powerful rock anthem that is up there with Queen's `We Are The Champions', Scorpions' `Wind Of Change' and `God Gave Rock And Roll To You' by Kiss!

Track 6 - `Cocky Rock Boys' is, I think, probably a tribute to Slade's fans and rock fans in general. Track 7 is the colossal `Ready To Explode' with its motor racing theme. When you bring up the subject of all-time great epic rock songs most people will think of Led Zeppelin's `Stairway To Heaven', Lynyrd Skynyrd's `Freebird', Queen's `Bohemian Rhapsody' or maybe even Meat Loaf's `Bat Out Of Hell' but I think Slade's `Ready To Explode' ranks alongside these classic songs with it's great vocals, bass and guitar work and effective use of sound effects.

There is a change of mood and tempo with the next track `C'est La Vie' which is in 3/4 time.
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