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The Photos

17 Aug 1998 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 17 Aug 1998
  • Release Date: 17 Aug 1998
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:04:37
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  • ASIN: B001IAI5JO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,243 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L Salisbury on 3 Aug 2000
Format: Audio CD
Beleave it or not this album WAS released Stateside! And it was sadly ignored! Too bad. The Photos-aka "Britian's answer to Blondie" (a promo the band HATED) more recalled the Buzzcocks with a female singer. There are no wasted tracks here. Best moments: "all I want", "Barbarella's "(about a club), "Irine", "look at the band", "do you have fun", both versions of "Evelyn", "last time", "who stole my skateboard" and a cover of "do you wanna dance" that rivals the Ramones' version.
Other great songs of theirs that aren't on this CD but should be: "year of the rat", "Louise", "guitar hero", "cridsilla", "Ja'tame" and "we'll win". Here's hoping for a CD issue of their never released second LP "Crystal Tips For Naughty Mice".
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. E. Thomas on 30 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
I first picked up this album soon after its release in 1980. I had never actually heard any of the band's music, but I was intrigued by their contemporary description as "the poor man's Blondie" - and I liked the cover! It wasn't long before I was buying up their back catalogue of singles and jumping up and down in a sweaty mass of bodies at the next available Photos gig at Bristol Polytechnic.

This album is choc(olate) full of blistering melodic pop songs driven by rhythmn section Olly Harrison (drums) and Dave Sparrow (grinding Rickenbacker bass) - with the underrated Dave Eagle on pre-Edge guitar mysteryonics and minx Wendy Wu on voice/ adolescent fantasy.

Highlights are "Irene", "Barbarellas", "She's Artistic" and "Maxine". The package comes complete with the "Blackmail Tapes" - a selection of covers and fledging self-compositions recorded "in a garage somewhere in Worcestershire".

The Photos never quite made it. Their second album "Crystal Tips and Mighty Mice", which could and should have broken them into the big time, was in the can but never released. The band broke up soon after following the release of their final, and excellent, single "We'll Win". Wendy Wu subsequently left the music business following three solo singles and a brief flirtation with Steve Strange in his band "Strange Cruise".

Blondie as the poor man's Photos?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By mark1.lambe@virginnet.co.uk on 14 Mar 2000
Format: Audio CD
One of the first albums I ever listened to. The sounds rang out from my brothers room till eventually, I aquired his LP in his abscence! Each track is different and rebellious. Now available on CD, my life is once again complete!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Mar 2000
Format: Audio CD
The Photos with their ravishing lead singer (Wendy Wu) released at least one perfect-pop record in the early 80s. This compilation features all the songs from that album and also a selection from the hard-to-get Embarassment Tapes (I think it was called) LP that accompanied that album. Stand-out tracks are 'Irene', 'Do You Have Fun...' and 'Barbarellas'. Tough-girl garage pop suprisingly lushly produced makes this an under-rated classic - Buy It!
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