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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A collection of great music
Fans of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets will love this compilation of Tones on Tail music. The trio includes Daniel Ash (guitarist from Bauhaus and Love and Rockets respectively), Kevin Haskins (drummer from the same bands) and Glenn Campling. This compilation has something for everyone: there are catchy pop tunes that will have you dancing, rousing numbers that will have...
Published on 16 Nov 2002 by Andrew

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2 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply, quite terrible
This was most disappointing. There is very little on this album of much interest. It is really, quite simply, terrible. The poppy tunes are ill-composed, uninteresting, and certainly uninspired. The rest is even worse. What happened to the creativity that drove and sustained Bauhaus? I cannot say but Peter Murphy was absolutely right to leave the group if this was the...
Published on 13 Nov 2006 by Brino Domani


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A collection of great music, 16 Nov 2002
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This review is from: Everything (Audio CD)
Fans of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets will love this compilation of Tones on Tail music. The trio includes Daniel Ash (guitarist from Bauhaus and Love and Rockets respectively), Kevin Haskins (drummer from the same bands) and Glenn Campling. This compilation has something for everyone: there are catchy pop tunes that will have you dancing, rousing numbers that will have you singing along, trippy soundscapes that will make you melt into your chair and some plain weird tracks that will mess with your head (in a good way). After listening to this you will wonder why on earth so few people have heard of Tones on Tail. Don't hesitate, buy it now!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still unique, and quite good, 19 Jun 2007
This review is from: Everything (Audio CD)
OK, so this isn't the pops. Far moodier and less jangly than L & R, yet breezier and more playful than Bauhaus. Not everyone has to like all three. This record stands on its own, and although I lean towards completism, I would keep this CD over the other incarnations if I had to make a choice.

Burning Skies is simply riveting, and Performance is haunting, a favorite single which was sadly absent from the Night Music CD. In my younger days I would endlessly whistle Christian Says to myself. In short, this music is very inventive, and might appeal to fans of anything from early A Certain Ratio to Danse Society to the Orb.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of breathing space, 25 Jun 2008
This review is from: Everything (Audio CD)
Bauhaus were a fave of mine as a dodgy goth in the eigthies. As chronic as I now find a lot of the stuff that I used to listen to in that time, Bauhaus still shine. Love and Rockets I struggled with for a while, but came to enjoy almost as much. So how about Tones on Tail?

I adore this album, frankly. I first owned an earlier incarnation, 'Night Music' (which I still play, to hear the tracks in a familiar order!), and I actually think that is the perfect title for it. It probably is best described like a fledgling L&R, crossed with elements of the final Bauhaus album (well, excluding the come-back album, that is)'Burning from the Inside'. Not so surprising when you consider that's the period in which it was recorded.

But it's the variety, experimentation and general oddness of the tracks which attracts me. I've never heard anything quite like before or since. And it's a record that I'm sure I could revisit anytime and still think 'oo I like this one'!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone who likes both Bauhaus and L&R. But really, it's well out on its own. A little gem (or in this form, quite a big, expanded, satisfyingly complete one!).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars overlooked, 2 Jan 2013
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Simply put, a hidden gem. Anyone familiar with Bauhaus, will recognise the band members in this one off.
Quite ahead of its time, each track is different and refreshing to hear. Its also a change from the style these band members were used to playing in Bauhaus. More upbeat, quite experimental and hard to fault. Give the tracks a sample then buy it, you wont be dissappointed.
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2 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply, quite terrible, 13 Nov 2006
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Brino Domani (Nottingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This was most disappointing. There is very little on this album of much interest. It is really, quite simply, terrible. The poppy tunes are ill-composed, uninteresting, and certainly uninspired. The rest is even worse. What happened to the creativity that drove and sustained Bauhaus? I cannot say but Peter Murphy was absolutely right to leave the group if this was the direction that Daniel Ash wanted to go. Tones on Tail would never have got a recording contract if it were not for the success of Bauhaus. Don't look here for more Bauhaus-like music. You won't find it - not a trace. What you will find here is the struggling beginnings of Love and Rockets. If you like the latter, you might find this album interesting but don't expect much.
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