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Luke here . . .,
This review is from: Outsider / In - The Collection (Audio CD)
Be in no doubt: this man understands what is wrong (and therefore what is right) with Britain. He should be Prime Minister. But he will have to settle for being the Indie Guy Fawkes with a gleaming pate, manic glint in his eye and a strangled Les Paul.
Here, collected, are most of his finest moments and for a tidy price too, conscious consumers! The (mis)Hits just keep on coming . . . Chuckle along with Unsolved Child Murder. Guffaw sardonically at the Death of Sarah Lucas, relive those crazy German terrorist capers with Baader Meinhoff. Oh yes, it's Fun Fun Fun all the way with our Mr Haines!
Watch out, though, because under the twisted humour and the guitar grind lies one of the most subtle tunesmiths this country has produced. And there are tender moments here too. Valet Parking comes close to pathos. But fairly swiftly we are back on queasy ground with Light Aircraft on Fire and all is well in Hainesworld once more.
None of these songs troubled the Top 40 and yet they track the real story of Britannia and her struggle to survive. God bless Luke Haines for writing this stuff. Someone had to.