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If this was any band but Tackhead, this would have got 4 or 5 stars
on 7 March 2014
For a couple of years in the late 80's, Tackhead were the most brutal funk band on the planet.
The Sugarhill Gang's band with Adrian Sherwood at the mixing desk created some of the heaviest, highly-politicised, mind-bending funk there has ever been.
Sadly, this album is a shadow of their past.
That's not to say this album isn't good. It's VERY GOOD... just not what I hoped from Tackhead.
If any other band produced this bunch of cover versions, it would be excellent but the Tackhead legacy deserves better.
This isn't much more than remakes of their Share>>Head album from a couple of years back. The production is mostly excellent, the band as tight as ever and, occasionally, Bernard Fowler's vocals work. I'm not sure about his pronunciation of Cinderella (Sindy-rella) though.