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Do as they say..... Cheer Up!,
This review is from: Cheer Up! (Audio CD)
On my first play of 'Cheer Up!', I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed with it... but then I listened to it again, and again, and again, and again. While the album perhaps marks a move away from ska/punk towards plain old rock (only with the addition of a horn section), it still has that certain charm about it that could only come from the Fish. The opening track 'Good Thing' is a solid rock tune, along with the likes of 'Where Have You Been?'(the first single from this album)), 'Valerie', 'Brand New Hero'.
'Ban The Tube Top', 'Suckers', 'A Little Doubt Goes A Long Way' and 'Kiss Me Deadly' are all songs in the traditional RBF style, while a vocals-only (plus human percussion) version of 'New York, New York', and the almost ballad-like 'Drunk Again' provide something that little bit different.
All in all, some great thumping tunes and some excellent trumpet playing come together to make this ANOTHER great Reel Big Fish album.