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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Royal Trux album
This was released in 1993, when the Trux finally kicked their nasty habits and decided to get serious. And it shows. The sound is still far from mainstream - the experimentalism of the early Velvet Underground, Sun Ra and Miles Davis clashes beautifully with the all out rock'n'soul of 70s Aerosmith and Exile era Stones.
Their subsequent releases have all been...
Published on 6 Feb. 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs, disappointing compared to Thank You
Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs, disappointing compared to Thank You

Royal Trux - Thank You, the first RX album I got to experience. As bizarre as it might sound, I picked the album up after being drawn towards the aged design of the CD cover, while looking around a record store, way before the arrival of the World Wide Web. At the time I also used to read a...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Royal Trux album, 6 Feb. 2002
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This review is from: Cats & Dogs (Audio CD)
This was released in 1993, when the Trux finally kicked their nasty habits and decided to get serious. And it shows. The sound is still far from mainstream - the experimentalism of the early Velvet Underground, Sun Ra and Miles Davis clashes beautifully with the all out rock'n'soul of 70s Aerosmith and Exile era Stones.
Their subsequent releases have all been excellent, but there's an unsurpassed gem lurking in the middle of Cts and Dogs, 'Turn of the Century'. Its achingly mellow guitar and piano are complemented by the nasally rasp of Neil Hagerty's voice and the throaty grunt of his girlfriend, Jennifer Herrema's. It builds up and up and up to a climactic bridge and sends shivers shooting down the spine just as you think you can't take any more build up. Would love to have heard this one live - will they ever play it? Who knows - rumours are that they've split. At least they decided to stick around long enough to give us enough material to remember them as classic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs, disappointing compared to Thank You, 12 April 2014
This review is from: Cats & Dogs (Audio CD)
Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs, disappointing compared to Thank You

Royal Trux - Thank You, the first RX album I got to experience. As bizarre as it might sound, I picked the album up after being drawn towards the aged design of the CD cover, while looking around a record store, way before the arrival of the World Wide Web. At the time I also used to read a magazine called Deadline, mostly for the Tank Girl stuff. I had a mini flash-back, as I’m sure Deadline ran an article or Ad on Royal Trux..

As soon as I played the CD, I loved the sound. It’s raw. Both the male and female vocals sound like loose cannons, and the guitar rough. You’re Gonna Lose is the first track to hit home. Shadow Of The Wasp is excellent. I like the whole album..

Since then, and with the arrival of the World Wide Web, I picked up some other RX albums, including Accelerator, Cats and Dogs, Veterans of Disorder. All 3 of these albums failed to match up to Thank You
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the one..., 17 July 2008
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... where it just about, fragilely, hung together... two corpses swingin' in the southern breeze. neither irrating nor anodyne as they proved themselves otherwise suceptible to being, and as the review which originally induced me to buy said: "driving in that car (with the eagle on the hood) has as much to with automotion on planet earth as the clangers... class:a toxic rock!" this one makes some kind of unhinged sense. so, children, you know just what you should do, don't you? just say..."i could really use that vision gear... for gettin' lost, heuristically."
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