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A near-perfect album from beginning to end.,
This review is from: A Trick Of The Tail (Audio CD)
Perhaps it's just a bad case of nostalgia that prompts one to revisit teenage years through the music of the time. This is one such case and one such album. I remember my 15 year-old self sitting on my bed and playing the vinyl album to death. Roll on 35 years and I now play the CD version in a similar manner.
Like reuniting with an old friend, I was amazed how quickly I got re-acquainted with this album. Paradoxically, when asked, I can't remember what my wife said to me last week, yet I could remember every single word of this musical masterpiece instantly. I found myself singing along like it was yesterday.
I'm not going to go over each track individually, as many other have done that well enough here. What I will say is that the brilliance of the song-writing and musicianship shines through the murk of the pap music ridden world we have to endure these days. It's not only a breath of fresh air, it INVOLVES you in a way that very little music does today. Man, I'm sounding old.
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Initial post: 5 Dec 2011 22:54:03 GMT
Dude, you're not sounding old at all :-) You're sounding like someone who knows and values the difference of music made by talented musicians in comparision to todays mass produced dross pumped out by glorified karaoke singers
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2011 06:26:21 GMT
A. Cippico says:
Hehe.. thanks Karen. It's not just me then. Phew. I feel a kindred spirit.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2011 17:25:49 GMT
Well I don't "sound" old. But my bathroom mirror says otherwise! Terrific album though.
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 20:05:08 GMT
And I thought you were a fan of Back Street Crawler (they were a bit rubbish, let's face it).
Yes, I agree, it's an excellent album - I remember Nicky Horne playing selected tracks from the album on his Capital radio show "Your Mother Wouldn't Like It", usually "Squonk" and "Ripples", but what else could you listen to in those days? (occasionally Mr Peel of course). If only they'd had the sense not to put "Robbery, Assault and Battery" on the album it would move up from excellent to perfect.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2011 07:22:35 GMT
A. Cippico says:
Sounds like you know me, Mr. Octoberman. Reveal yourself! Yes, who can forget the Nicky Horne show. It set the standard for music radio for an entire generation, maybe more. I agree about 'Robbery' but the instrumental middle section is sheer class.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2011 11:05:10 GMT
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