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Of Stones & Bones
Of Stones & Bones
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Daft Monkeys ain't so daft at all....., 14 Nov 2013
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'Handsome' as they say in Kernow!! Another sublime album from Cornwall's finest!! Tim, Athene, Lukas and Richie have created an album rich in aural beauty and embellished with tales of Cornish 'Ne'er do wells' and their hapless victims, local legends of folklore and other sundry Celtic mystics and mavericks. From opening song, 'Agnes The Giant Killer through to album closer, 'The Stranger', you are taken on a colourful, kaleidoscopic musical tour, executed with impressive ease by truly creative, imaginative and passionate musicians.
If you are looking for a musical adventure with rich traditional folk tones, bright colours and soulful exuberance look no further. An absolute joy of an album.


The Godforsaken Voyage
The Godforsaken Voyage
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Swill at his best!!, 14 Mar 2013
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Phil 'Swill' Odgers is, in my humble opinion, a sorely undervalued national treasure. A member of the inimitable The Men They Couldn't Hang and an experienced and prolific solo artist, Mr Odgers has surpassed even my high expectations with this, his latest album. Preceded by his cover of the Kris Kristofferson penned classic, 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' which is included, 'The Godforsaken Voyage' features five songs penned by the artist and two by his very talented TMTCH bandmate, Paul Simmonds as well as Gene Clark's 'Through The Morning, Through The Night' (one of two tracks featuring guest vocalist Eliza Carthy) and the album closer, Tom Wait's 'Botton Of The World'. The quality never wavers and the production is sympathetic to the delightful timbre of Swill's voice and the quality of the songs. My personal favourite is Swill's own 'Emotional Wreck'. Highly recommended!!


Joya Magica
Joya Magica
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost gem!, 6 Sep 2012
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To this day I cannot understand why 60ft Dolls were not as massive as The Stereophonics or Lostprophets. This second album, a less 'raw' follow-up to the exceptional debut, ' The Big 3', is an absolute gem. Unfairly lumped in with the dregs of Britpop, the Dolls were a tight, melodic trio and this album is great from start to finish! Opener and single 'Alison's Room' is a sublime slice of measured guitar pop, and when I compare the Dolls on this song with The Smithereens, equally under-appreciated treasures, that is no flippant analogy. The modish influences apparent on the debut album litter this second album and the songwriting remains consistently impressive. If you get the chance to buy this album, don't hesitate to do so!!


A Croak And A Grunt In The Night
A Croak And A Grunt In The Night
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What about the music?, 19 April 2009
South Africa's greatest 70s pop/rock band? Arguably, yes they were. Boasting the mercurial talents of Trevor Rabin who went on to become a member of prog legends Yes as well as a noted producer,as well as Duncan Faure who joined a later line-up of 70s teen idols the Bay City Rollers, the band was completed by bassist Ronnie Robot and drummer Neil Cloud. I remember seeing them live and witnessing something close to teen hysteria as they were at the time of this album, absolutely massive in South Africa. Consummate musicians and songwriters, the songs speak for themselves! My favourites include the title track, the beautiful 'Everybodys Cheating'and the genre breaking 'Tribal Fence' boasting the inimitable voice of Margaret Singana.This album is packed with great songs and tremendous memories of a fine band.Recommended!!


ONE WAY TICKET
ONE WAY TICKET
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerpop gem discovered, 2 Feb 2009
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Ever wondered what the original and best version of Hanging on the Telephone sounds like? Well wonder no longer,as it is included on this excellent cd showcasing the erstwhile punky/powerpop talents of LA's The Nerves.
The good news is that it is not the standout track by any stretch of the imagination, and this album is an absolute treasure trove of original material by a band with three gifted songwriters.As well as studio material,'One Way Ticket' includes demoes and live material recorded in Chicago in 77. A re-discovered gem indeed dedicated to Bomp founder,Greg Shaw.


The Story So Far
The Story So Far
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4.0 out of 5 stars unearthed post-punk treasure!!, 5 Nov 2008
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After literally years of waiting, longing for this album to be issued on cd, I am delighted that Cherry Red have seen the light and obliged.A stunning set from an all-girl outfit, it still mystifies me how this band have slipped and remained under the radar for so long.Much is made of the post punk cannons of the Au Pairs, Kleenex and Girls at our Best, but the Mo-dettes were in my view just as good.White Mice and their inventive cover of Jagger/Richards Paint it Black are just two of many highlights and the thought of this great band being rediscovered by fans of quality music, is almost as welcome as tghe release itself!!
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One For the Bristol City
One For the Bristol City

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5.0 out of 5 stars 24 carat classic in remake success, 19 Sep 2007
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A classic from the heart of the West Country, stunningly updated and released in aid of a worthy charity.Pure Poetry from the West's greatest team, BCFC and The Wurzels.
An Absolute Must!!!!!


Author! Author!
Author! Author!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Post Punk Holy Grail!!, 19 Mar 2007
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Few experiences in life have been quite as frustrating as waiting for this superb album to surface on cd.The relief is more than palpable!!

An exceptional album when originally released in 1981, it remains vital today as a testament to the rich and varied Scottish post-punk music scene.

Many bands have been richly eulogised as being innovators and seminal, but Scars really deserve to be rediscovered and their material deserves to be re-evaluated as this album is a 24 carat lost gem.

As good as the Associates in my humble opinion( no mean feat!) and tracks like 'Leave Me In Autumn' and the epic 'The Lady In THe Car etc'still excite.Hugely recommended for fans of euphoric and innovative post-punk music.A Classic!


Probe Plus Stuff
Probe Plus Stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars The real Jewel in Liverpool's Flatcap, 17 May 2006
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Jegsy Dodd is a genius, a scouse wordsmith who is an undiscovered national treasure!! My first experience of this phenomenon was hearing the 'Jewel in the Flatcap' ep in the late 80s, and being mesmerised by the articulate lyricism, the laugh out loud humour and the consistently excellent quality of the material.I am delighted, naturally to find this compilation of the Probe Plus material which is as relevant, poignant and unsurpassed now, as it was when released.The Manc poet, John Cooper Clarke is rightly given great kudos and critical acclaim, well Jegsy is just as good, if not better, so treat your ears and your soul to this vital compilation


Copper Blue
Copper Blue
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album released on Creation?!!, 21 April 2006
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Post the mighty Husker Du, Bob Mould's other efforts have been diverse and divisive,but this is top banana, the Real Deal. I firmly believe that Copper Blue is the best album ever released on the Creation Label.The Songs are superbly crafted, Bob is in resounding voice and the quality never dips, from opener The Act We Act through to the album's closer, Man On The Moon, the sheer class resonates. A must-buy for fans of Husker Du and a worthy addition to any informed CD collection. Buy and Enjoy!!!


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