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3.0 out of 5 stars Redskins live, 24 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Live 1985 (Audio CD)
In fact the Redskins were one of the most influential and at the same time most underrated bands of the 80's with a tough political background (in contrast to quite a few of the other bands supporting the miner's strike)and a ray of hope in a period of social decline. In Germany the Redskins were heralded as the heroes of a new youth movement and German translations of the lyrics were provided by the record company. Due to only recording one studio album in total every addition is seemingly welcome. But listening to this CD the pleasure soon turns into a complete let down because of its poor quality (owed of course to the analogue recording equipment of its time). The set list is still delightful, containing splendid northern soul influenced songs such as "Keep on keeping on", "Lean on me" or the contemplative and atmospheric "16 tons". One extra point certainly goes to Chris Dean's sophisticated announcements (especially right before "Plateful of hateful" triggers off).
Still the quality of this recording leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hoping for a yet undiscovered record ... This CD is something only die-hard fans would go for.
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