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This review is from: Giant Steps (Audio CD)
This is for me the greatest record by a British band from the nineties. Martin Carr was a great songwriter/songwriter and I´d love to know what he´s up to now.
The crunching riff on,"I hang suspended," is a great introduction to this record. "Wish I was skinny," is another great track and Sice´s vocal is smooth and eloquant.
"Best lose the fear," is another humming melody that skips along as though it can´t wait to finish, although you wish it would go on forever.
The standout track,"Lazarus,"is one of the songs of the decade. is notable for it´s pulsating introduction, a build up of towering trumpets.
This bands biggest weakness was vocalist Sice, he didn´t add anything musically and his singing isn´t that remarkable.
The lamentably weak follow up saw the band garner some commercial success but they disappeared off the map after that.
This record sounds like something worthy of The Beatles in the late sixites. This similarity probably lead to their downfall but this album remains head and shoulders above anything recorded during that decade and I´m baffled as to why it doesn´t command the respect it truly deserves. Essential listening for the nineties generation.