Mr. A. B. Paton

"Tony Panda"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: Manchester
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,983,257 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 8
Rigour ~ Big Flame
Rigour ~ Big Flame
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
There was a time, not so very long ago, when, if a certain Radio One DJ announced that he had a new record to play from the Ron Jonson label, you would pin your ears back and prepare to be frazzled by punchy drums, steel-piercing, sharp, shocking guitar strums and shouty lyrics...wonderful. A number of fine bands purveyed this noise and amongst the best were Big Flame. On first listen one may have difficulty keeping time to the jerky, quirky sticcato beat, standing in one's living room with one's arms flailing about in a windmill-like motion. But delving deeper and listening repeatedly, one would find that it all slotted together perfectly and was (and is) a beautiful, raucous, cacophony of… Read more
Contenders ~ Easterhouse
Contenders ~ Easterhouse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was in my mid-teens when I first heard "Whistling in the dark" and it blew me away. There was so much anger, tinged with so much melody and great guitar work...I couldn't wait for the release of the album and promptly rushed out to buy it on it's first day. It still remains one of my favourite records. Yes, it is VERY political. Yes, some songs were banned from the radio due to their Communist leanings. But Andrew Perry's voice is amazing, soulful yet angry. His words ring true and his brother's guitar work is incredible. The production is a bit patchy bit nothing can detract from the quality of the songs themselves. Sadly it all went wrong very quickly and the second Easterhouse lp sees… Read more
You and Me ~ Technique
You and Me ~ Technique
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If the perfect pop record has you tapping your toes, humming along and picturing warm sunshine beating down on your otherwise wan and tanless face then this would be it. Taking their name from a New Order lp this trio of girls offer a slice of pop that have the New Order hallmark bass lines, pounding, bouncy drum beats, and layers of shimmering synth-sounds. Added to which the girls' dreamy vocals make it the perfect accompaniment to that dreamy summer's day driving around the countryside, just...you and me, the place to be.