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5.0 out of 5 stars This is your life, 19 Jan 2000
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This review is from: At the Club (Audio CD)
So, Kenickie, the dream is over. Lauren Laverne (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Marie DuSantiago (vocals, guitar, songwriting), EmmyKate Montrose (vocals, bass, songwriting) and Pete "Johnny X" Gofton (drums, songwriting) have all moved on, Marie and Emmy as Rosita and Lauren and Pete to as yet unknown glories. And what have they left us with? Well, there were two albums proper, 'Get In' and this, their debut, 'At The Club.' Put quite simply, it is, in this music/life fan's humble opinion, the best album ever made. Punk pop with glitter, champagne and wicked laughter. Blondie, Manics, Iggy et al eat your heart out and offer it to Kenickie. 'At The Club' tells the story of the power and the glory of that most bittersweet of times: youth. Written when the girls were barely 18 years old, they scale remarkable heights in their tales of life as it is lived, laddered tights and all. They swing from the gleeful triumph of masterpieces such as 'Classy' and 'In Your Car' to the aching beauty of 'Acetone' and 'Millionaire Sweeper.' And of course, the best song ever written about lusting after a life: 'Come Out 2nite.' This album should be made compulsory listening. Listen and learn. Kenickie will show you how it's done, with more class and sass than you can ever imagine. Listen and live.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kenickie Were From SUNDERLAND!, 16 Sep 2000
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This review is from: At the Club (Audio CD)
This is a really great album, from start to finish, all the songs are pure class. It's just a shame kenickie were cut off in their prime, as they were one of the greatest bands ever. Buy this album!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Album of the late nineties, 29 Jun 2007
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Mr. J. J. Maughan "Jeff Maughan" (Newcastle UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: At the Club (Audio CD)
This album is fantastic and truly deserves the title of 'lost classic of Britpop'. However, I have some qualms.

The first is that my friend saw Lauren Laverne on a train to Sunderland in late 1998. When asked if she was Lauren Laverne, she denied it, even though it obviously was her. Of course, lauren is now a popular culture vixen, but back in 1998 there was no excuse for being horrible to a young fan.

The second is that Kenickie cancelled a gig at Newcastle Mayfair (Early 1998) and never played again in Newcastle after that.

other than that, this album is fantastic.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully sincere and down-to-earth, 20 May 2007
This review is from: At the Club (Audio CD)
Before being a television personality, Lauren Laverne fronted a rather excellent band called Kenickie and this was one of the just two albums they released. It is choc-full of wonderful, unassuming, down-to-earth Indie pop about eventful nights out, bust-ups, and generally just working-class life, as told by working-class people.

It is catchy-as-hell, and would almost be verging on the nauseatingly twee were it not for the furious drums, great guitars and absolute gusto which has undoubtedly gone into this record. The 'yeah-yeah-yeah...' chorus in 'In Your Car', for example, is very hit and miss, but actually pulled off spectacularly, whilst the song itself sounds sincere and generally like four young people having a lot of fun.

The likes of 'How I Was Made', however, show a lyrical dexterity, and the fast-paced guitars and drums of the likes of 'Punka' or 'Classy' provide ace Indie-pop moments, all rich with the exuberance of youth, something which cannot be recaptured on record once it's gone.

The likes of 'Nightlife' is just great no-frills pop, whilst the anthemic-sounding 'PVC' alone is worth buying the album for, containing the same kind of riffery you'd expect to hear on a Nirvana record. It sounds iconic, and reeks of the same kind of britpop-era power which is evident on records such as 'Song 2' by Blur, or 'Connection' by Elastic. It's perhaps the greatest song on the album, alive with heavy guitars and bombast. 'Come Out 2 Nite' is yet another homage to working-class life, catchy, led by handclaps, and featuring amusingly realistic lyrics.

This is a very down-to-earth, fun and greatly enthusiastic record which features some great songs.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best saturday night album ever!!!, 13 Feb 2004
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This review is from: At the Club (Audio CD)
wow,what can i say i brought this cd way back when it was released in 1997 and i havent ever grown sick of it,songs like In Your Car and Millionaire Sweeper just invite you to sing along and this album contains some of the best saturday night song ever,namely being come out tonight.Buy this cd its a must!!!!!!!!!!
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