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  • Audio CD (25 Mar. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Captain Mod
  • ASIN: B000063RYP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,049 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Mr. Radio Man
  2. Watcha Gonna Do About It
  3. I Can't Wait
  4. Chains
  5. No Excusses
  6. Decoyed
  7. I'm Leaving
  8. Everybody's The Same
  9. In My Time
  10. Hard Lines
  11. (Can't You Tell) It's Over
  12. All I Can Do
  13. You're Cold - Volt
  14. Again And Again
  15. Route 66
  16. Maybe Tonight
  17. I'm In Tears
  18. See Saw
  19. Stop Look

Product Description

Product Description

- The first and probably only CD by Mod Revival legends The Jolt - Includes all of their self titled debut LP plus the singles Maybe Tonight , I Can t Wait , You re Cold and Watcha Gonna Do About It - Booklet contains detailed liner notes by Mod Revival expert Chris Hunt

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Format: Audio CD
It was never going to be easy being The Jolt. A three piece new wave act, singed to Polydor, produced by Vic Smith and Chris Parry, Mod influenced and a name not a million miles away from their main comparison point, they were always destined to be overshadowed by their sharper and cooler label mates The Jam.
This being said this is a truly fantastic album, which certainly gives Weller & Co.'s debut a real run for its money. Comprising the much overlooked debut LP complete with the earlier and later singles this is effectively the entire recorded output from the short-lived newwave/mod combo from Wishaw, near Glasgow.
Tracks such as Mr. Radio Man, All I can do and Decoyed demonstrate sharp well crafted new wave songs, very much of the time but still sounding suprisingly contemporary, due to the quality of the performers. Don't forget; at this time there really was a lot of rubbishy punk and new wave acts around-this lot were tight and focused with the results evident within each of the 20 compositions.
Highpoints? There really isn't a duff track here! The whole of the album contains some real mod inspired gems. Don't forget this was out a full year before the Mod revivalists got going (Secret Affair, Chords, Lambrettas)
The final EP contains the Weller composed and future Jam B-Side 'Sea saw'. Released before the Jam included this as the flip to Eton Rifles, the version sounds so similar to the Jam that you are left wondering if the move to include this was planned as a goodbye and thank you to their (soon to be) enormously successful mentors.
For anyone interested in the birth of the Mod Revival around 79, this is as good an indicator as anything else. Truly one of the real quality acts of the new wave, The Jolt were just out of time. Too late and Mod for Punk. Too early and Punk for Mod.
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It's sad but true, pop kids ... had my older brother not bought this album back in '78 there's some chance I'd have never heard it to this day. I've still not known anyone else in possession of a copy, let alone hear anyone rave their trousers off about it. The mod revival thing is a little misleading, not least because it might make you lump the band in with all those second division bands that major labels were scrambling to sign in '79. The Jolt was an altogether more fiery beast and this album captures that perfectly - in that respect they've more in common with the Chords, another great band from the time who hid a punky sneer behind their pageboy barnets ...
OK, everyone has their favourite 'great lost' albums - but this truly is one of those. If you like your 60's-inspired bands to have a bit of bite to their sound and lyrics, then definitely give this one a try. There really ISN'T a duff track on it.
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Apart from the jam cover hadn't heard of them. But what a great album. Some gems on here and decent mod tunes.
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I would Give the album 3 out of 5
Best tracks are Watcha Gonna Do About It.
and [Can't You Tell] It's Over.
The cover of the Jam's See Saw is O.k
But not as good as The Jam's.
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Super!
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