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Nervous On The Road / The New Favourites Of Brinsl&hellip ~ Brinsley Schwarz
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have no idea why BGO coupled these two albums. It should have been Silver Pistol/Nervous On The Road and Please Don't Ever Change/New Favourites. In that way we could have had chronologically and musically correct couplings but there you go. On Nervous, Brinsleys are evolving from The Band-light of Silver Pistol to a more versatile and diverse musical ensemble who can switch from rock&roll to country to r&b at the drop of a hat. It is a cracking album and justifiably hailed as the best work Brinsleys ever done. On their final album, New Favourites, Brinsleys went pop that is most strongly evidenced in the leading track, the Nick Lowe classic,(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and… Read more
Novelty Rock ~ Denim
Novelty Rock ~ Denim
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Depending on your musical taste, Novelty Rock could be either the most irritating thing on earth or the most daring piece of art in last 20 years. Yes, it's by Lawrence Hayward - the man behind Denim and the greatest unknown genuis of our time, yin to Morrissey's yang or the other way round if you like. After making the most ethereal and sublime music in the 1980's with perennially underappreciated Felt, Lawrence turned to take the completely opposite musical direction from the 1990's with his then-new project Denim. Denim arrived at the scene with the single-minded but impossible mission of resurrecting and legitimizing the most maligned and ridiculed, perhaps justifiably, genre of music… Read more

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