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4.0 out of 5 stars K.O.
Virgin records refused to release this album in '76 and the band disintegrated in financial turmoil. Ollie lost his Gibson SG in the process to the creditiors. This was the third album for Ollie and the second for Mike that was recorded and not released. By the time Virgin got around to releasing this album in '79, Mike Patto and Keith Ellis were dead. The music is a lot...
Published 23 months ago by A. Thirsk

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good band but nothing special
Lacks killer material, debut self titled album is the one to buy. There is nothing new here that has not been done better before
Published 16 months ago by Rob Sanderson


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4.0 out of 5 stars K.O., 7 Sep 2012
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Virgin records refused to release this album in '76 and the band disintegrated in financial turmoil. Ollie lost his Gibson SG in the process to the creditiors. This was the third album for Ollie and the second for Mike that was recorded and not released. By the time Virgin got around to releasing this album in '79, Mike Patto and Keith Ellis were dead. The music is a lot slicker on this album than Below the belt but lacks the originality of the first Boxer album. Most of the songs sound like someone else although done better than that someone else would do them.
Hey Bulldog - solid Beatles cover and good start to the album. Ollie was the fifth Rutle after all.
The Blizzard - Continues with the Beatle theme or could be a Paul McCartney tune(not McCartney lyrics though)
Rich Mans Daughter - Supertramp with decent vocals. A really good song
Big City Fever - Stepping into Steely Dan territory.
The Loner - Neil Young cover far better than the original studio version but not better then Live Rust version (1979).
Why pick on me - The best song on the album. Sounds like a Patto song and would fit onto Roll 'em smoke 'em...
Love has got me - A soul verse and a bad company chorus. Not sure this one really works.
Dinah Low - Terry Stamp cover. However, Ollie and Tony Newman did play on the original version so its almost a Boxer song anyway.
Teachers - Leonard Cohen meets heavy metal.

Great album. Shame it was too late to save the group.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended., 7 July 2014
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Item as described. Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good band but nothing special, 6 April 2013
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Lacks killer material, debut self titled album is the one to buy. There is nothing new here that has not been done better before
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