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5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and unique, 14 Jan 2007
This review is from: Cut (Audio CD)
This album was released at about the same time as John Lydon's Public Image Limited started making waves and it displays a similar late 70's reggae influence. The sound is quite singular and dates from the immediate post-punk era, but with a surprising melodic appeal. My favourite tracks include Instant Hit, New Town and Typical Girls, which should all have been hit singles as they're quite melodic and accessible. There's a dub feel throughout although to me this music is more pop than anything else. Intelligent pop, that is, with strong and sometimes angry lyrics. It's a very valuable album that has proved influential down the years, in a sense, predating the rrriot girrl phenomenon by more than a decade. Punk gave us strong women like Siouxsie, Nina Hagen, Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex, and The Slits. The music has stood the test of time very well and can be enjoyed by most people who are into reggae, post-punk or clever pop music.
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