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Undeniable teenage pop.....,
By A Customer
This review is from: True Confessions (Singles = A's + B's) (Audio CD)
From the first snare crack of Teenage Kicks we are catapulted into the vortex that is teen-heartache...Feargal Sharkeys unique voice makes your legs still wobble at the knees,whilst the abrasive guitars give us the strength to stand tall as this wonderful song ploughs its own furrow into our hearts...Timeless.They carried on writing kitchen-sink musical dramas and traumas,with the odd nod towards da brudders Ramone,but this lot had a Derry edge and the wit to set them apart from the rest..Work,rest and play....After the fizzing dynamics of the early songs,the ideas are still there,witness the naive steps to Beatley psychedelia....unheard of and unusual at the time,that is attempted on Julie Ocean and Wednesday Week...The enthusiasm appears to have slightly waned on the final few tracks and as they are still producing classy pop,its best that they ended on a slight dip than in a hole..at least they didnt get the Human League in to advise them!