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Chat And Business
Chat And Business
Price: 16.80

5.0 out of 5 stars A forgotten classic, 28 July 2006
This review is from: Chat And Business (Audio CD)
It makes me sad to see that no-one has reviewed this stunning album since someone dismissed it as another "New Rock Revolution" also-ran back in 2003. It's so much more than that. The band always insisted that they'd split up within 5 years and sure enough, at the start of 2005, they did. But they left behind this album, its follow-up (and near-equal) Modern Apprentice and the excellent EP Basic Instructions. And that's not to mention their incendiary and occasionally out of control live shows.

As for what it sounds like, influences such as The Fall, Wire and Joy Division through - it's dark, fast, clattery and noisy, shot through with machine gun drumming, sheet metal guitars, thundering basslines and wry lyrics from the leather jacketed Mr Paul Resende. Art school punk at its best. RIP.


Doolittle
Doolittle
Price: 7.67

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest ever???, 10 Dec 2001
This review is from: Doolittle (Audio CD)
It's a bit of a futile exercise to try to revieww this album - it's simply astonishing in it's diversity and quality.
I only got into the band less than a year ago when my mate lent me their Best Of - Death to the Pixies (a good one to start with). Now I can't imagine myself not loving the band - sexy, funny and ferocious, they were actually better than one of the bands they influenced the most, Nirvana.
As most of the previous reviewers have said, there is not one single duff track on the album, and my favourite depends on what mood I'm in - the demented 'Debaser', 'Tame' and 'Crackity Jones', the sinister 'Hey', 'Mr Grieves' nd 'Dead' or the more melodic and anthemic 'Monkey Gone to Heaven', 'Gouge Away' and 'Here Comes Your Man'. Sheer class!
All in all, there is something here for all indie and rock fans, particularly if you like Idlewild or Nirvana, or even King Adora (minus the make-up!!!). And do try to see Frank Black play live - at Reading this year he played 4 Pixies songs. This monkey had gone to heaven!


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