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So Alone
So Alone
Price: £6.73

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incomparable . . ., 3 Aug. 2007
This review is from: So Alone (Audio CD)
From a performer often castigated as an underachiever, this record is a hell of an achievement! From start to finish, Thunders' superb pop sensibility and 'just right' guitar work is in evidence.

London Boys manages that rare feat: an 'answer' song beating the original (Sex Pistol's 'New York'), Subway Train is just as good to hear yet again in this version, Pipeline makes a good entry piece and just about every other piece makes a damn' solid contribution to a CD I'd not be without.

Singles and Rarities
Singles and Rarities
Price: £13.46

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The past is another country, 3 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Singles and Rarities (Audio CD)
I fancied a day trip to nostalgia with this one, but didn't get it. The melody I thought I remembered wasn't there, and the slow gait of the songs, along with singing that would - on some songs - disgrace even my bathroom, made for heavy, stodgy listening. Even the best - Yesterday's Heroes - had some rather unpleasant gimmicky echo applied that I never remembered on the original 45. The worst - Norman - eugh! - is to be heard once - if that - and never again.

I Don't Wanna Die is one of the unearthed early songs that does come off well, with a hypnotic repeated guitar figure; One Law For Them is as good as it ever was; but most of the rest is forgettable stuff.

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