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5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction guaranteed
I think there’s something brilliant in obsessively repeating rock’n’roll is all you wanna do while your song keeps playing a basic electro pop formula. Call it self-indulgence or whatever you like, but it actually works, because Client’s second single is the kind of tune that will stick in your head and make you escape reality just as they point...
Published on 15 Oct 2003 by Amazon Customer

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not amazing
I don't want to upset people who've taken this tune to heart, but I really don't think it's quite as stunning as the other reviews make out. It is very Human League-y, and quite pedestrian in its approach. I certainly wouldn't consider it to be better than 'Playgirl' by Ladytron or 'Go' by Soffy O and Tok Tok, and as for Miss Kittin and Adult, forget it, Client are way...
Published on 21 Mar 2004


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction guaranteed, 15 Oct 2003
This review is from: Rock And Roll Machine (Audio CD)
I think there’s something brilliant in obsessively repeating rock’n’roll is all you wanna do while your song keeps playing a basic electro pop formula. Call it self-indulgence or whatever you like, but it actually works, because Client’s second single is the kind of tune that will stick in your head and make you escape reality just as they point out in the lyrics. And after all, isn’t it rock’n’roll target? Or is it pop’s perhaps?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Things That Electro Dreams Are Made Of...., 10 Aug 2003
This review is from: Rock And Roll Machine (Audio CD)
I’ve have waited so long to be able to rave about this track. Rock And Roll Machine is Client’s second single on Fletch’s label Toast Hawaii. It has become common practice now for artists to hold back on their strongest single and Rock And Roll Machine is everything you want it to be. Whilst most of Client’s songs concern references to seedy sex best described as ‘saucy electro’ (an ode to Soft Cell’s debut 'Non Stop Erotic Cabaret' perhaps?). Rock And Roll Machine is a statement of personal intent from the word go. Client B opens her heart and tells us of her desire for a better life. A dirty fat bass kicks in with cold beats programmed beyond perfection by Mute’s prized Sie Medway-Smith whilst Client B tells us; ‘Rain keeps falling down, I’ll leave this northern town. I’ll run from your mentality and leave you all behind you'll see.’ And then comes the killer-repeated chorus of ‘Rock and roll is all I wanna do’ to sequenced layers of analogue synths (and not a guitar in sight). This isn’t a simple desire to become a pop ‘wannabie’, it’s a heartfelt plea to escape the humdrum banality of normality and chase a better life. Serving as a rallying call to all those who are going out of their minds from the daily 9-5 in desperate need for a creative output to plug into. This isn’t electro-‘clash’ lacking human emotion this is the real thing.
From the moment I heard the track live at the LSE, Rock And Roll Machine’s appeal was instant with a sing-a-long anthem of a chorus and Client B delivers her lines so deliciously that the track can’t help but engage you. ‘Shaping destiny’, Client B reveals, it’s ‘her time to shine’ hopefully for a second time if this single can get the promotional push from Mute that it so clearly deserves.
Rock And Roll Machine is up there with the League’s last commercial effort ‘All I Ever Wanted’ interestingly enough; those new to Client are already comparing them to the Human League. High praise indeed and it is crying out for your attention - a song you will always refer back to.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not amazing, 21 Mar 2004
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This review is from: Rock And Roll Machine (Audio CD)
I don't want to upset people who've taken this tune to heart, but I really don't think it's quite as stunning as the other reviews make out. It is very Human League-y, and quite pedestrian in its approach. I certainly wouldn't consider it to be better than 'Playgirl' by Ladytron or 'Go' by Soffy O and Tok Tok, and as for Miss Kittin and Adult, forget it, Client are way too average to be in their league. 'Rock n Roll' is pleasant enough in short bursts, but certainly not the best example of the genre, not by a long shot.
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