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5.0 out of 5 stars REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAVE ALBUM !!!!!!, 18 April 2006
This review is from: Tubeway Army (Audio CD)
With a heavy edge to it; be warned this is not a synth based album,it's GUITAR based with some nice minimalistic synth touches here and there,especially on intros and endings,and nihilistic,sci-fi lyrics with some personal allusions.Funnily entitled First Album,these are catchy,short songs with dry,almost minimal but superb drumming to them,courtesy of his uncle Jess Lydiard,gorgeous bass playing by friend Paul Gardiner (he'd remain my fav bass player for the next 15 years) and powerful dual guitar and lead vocals by Gary .Often regarded as a ¨punk sounding album¨ by regular people,it's far from that to my punk ears.The remastered sound does'nt take the album to today's standards but is a far cry from that on my 1978 lp album.The lower end of the spectum is a tad ¨hollow ¨ and the upper end is a little weak but nothing a good eq cannot succesfully deal with considering this was originally a low budget recording from 1978.The bonus tracks are comprised by a set of live songs taken from a horribly sounding archival bootleg called ¨Live At The Roxy ¨and are of marginal interest though I found them a nice treat for a single listen.This is seminal new wave and has to be taken at face value.If you're really hooked by this you may want to give ¨The Plan ¨(which is an early demos comp from the same author-no synth on them) a try.
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