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  • Audio CD (23 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Easy Action
  • ASIN: B00EOOBZPC
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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First new none -Damned album from Cpt Sensible in over 15 years Co stars Ex Damned / Eddie & the Hots Rods / UFO/ Johnny Thunders bassist Paul Gray One of Damned afficionados fave pursuits is debating which of the various lineups was the best. Certainly the one that produced the 'Black Album' and 'Strawberries' has got to be a prime contender. So with this in mind bassist extraordinaire Paul Gray and the best guitarist in Croydon (apart from Ralph McTell) Captain Sensible got together somewhere in the Welsh countryside with the aim of writing a bunch of new tunes about subjects dear to their hearts - in between visits to the local pub, of course. Suitably fortified by foaming pints of Timothy Taylor Landlord, the music and lyrics quickly took shape. Building upon Captain's unique guitar style and Paul's trademark Rickenbacker basslines, the pair utilised an eclectic bunch of instruments including 12 string guitars, hammond organs, harpsichords, sitars, and bouzouki's, giving a nice psychedelic eastern feel to many of the tracks. Keeping it real with a tasteful drummer chum of Paul's by the name of Ant Thickett, a recording studio was eschewed in favour of a real garage, 5 mics, a bass drum kept in place by a Doc Marten boot, a bunch of duvets for sound proofing, and a laptop, with sustenance being provided in the form of tea and cakes provided by the lovely Kate, who also happens to contribute some piano to one of the tracks. Oh yes, and former Hawkwind legend Nik Turner also provides some exceedingly tasteful sax, too...With a lovely natural drum sound to work with (all recorded in one day) the vocals and overdubs were mostly done in Paul's kitchen. Listen carefully and you may be able to hear the hens clucking contentedly in the background...and with mixing and mastering duties undertaken by Steve "Goldenears" Davies, the band name "The Sensible Gray Cells' was decided upon, with the results about to be available to one and all. Entitled 'A Postcard From Britain' the album takes as its theme all aspects of life (good and bad) in the strange but wonderful country in which the band live. But do they name names? Indeed they do....So, why not take a trip to www.thesensiblegraycells.co.uk and check out our album trailer complete with song introductions from Captain, and watch this space for info on availability - we think you're going to like it! www.thesensiblegraycells.co.uk www.facebook.com/thesensiblegraycells

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Like the Captain's previous outings this album is a mix of 'English' whimsy, social comment and sheer exasperation at his fellow man. Where it really scores is in the production which looses all that '80's twinkly mirror-ball crap that dogged just about everything in that decade and definitely dragged Sensible's previous work down.

This album has a set of solid songs which will sit well with the best songs from Captain's other albums. Whilst the last song 'Looking at You' isn't a re-work of the Damned's MC5 cover (look no further than 'Live at Shepperton') it is, however, a great song.

If you like Sensible you won't be disappointed with this addition to your collection. If you don't like Sensible - it's about time you did! Start here!
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Format: Vinyl
Brand new album by Mr. Sensible and mr. Paul Gray.
Captains' voice, very diverse instruments, nice guitarsolos over a solid rhythm section of Paul Grays' unmistakeble bass-sounds and mr. Thicketts' simple but solid drumworks makes this a strong collection of very catchy tunes. Recorded in a real garage and in Mr.Grays' kitchen, it sounds exactly like this kind of music is supposed to sound!
If you like 'Black Album/Strawberries'-era Damned (and/or Sensibles' solo-outings) you'll love this one!
I loved this from the first spin!
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Whatever criticism you may wish to lay at Captain Sensible's door the one thing no one can ever accuse him of is being boring. Speaking your mind used to be something that Brits encouraged but nowadays the world has fallen into the vice like grip of the P.C. brigade and so many difficult subjects that could do with being discussed are simply passed over.

Well, 'A Postcard From Britain' is an album to blow a whole lot of social issues and 'painful subjects' right back into focus! I can't say that I agree with all of the sentiments expressed here nor the way the band have chosen to express themselves ( the 'naming and shaming' of individuals on the powerful, no holds barred, 'Lottery Of Life' is rather unfair in my opinion) but regardless of that at least the 'Sensible Gray Cells' have something to say and their songs are about topics other than 'boys/girls/relationships and possessions'.

I do connect 100% however with the excellent, 'Forgotten High Streets', which ably puts into words how I feel about the loss of our traditional High Streets full of family run businesses and how the 'big multiples' have reduced them to little more than something that might come up in a social history lesson these days.

Not quite sure who 'Tragic Roundabout' is supposed to be 'bashing'. The good Captain has always been a grafter so it would be no surprise if the aim of his boot was meant to be up the backside of brits. If so, I think he is being harsh as I feel many of our social problems, especially surrounding the subjects of working for a living and drink dependency are linked to precisely what he himself sings about in 'Forgotten High Streets'.

Anyway, political discussions aside, 'A Postcard From Britain' is a thought provoking and entertaining release.
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classic Captain Sensible tunes coupled with Paul Grays extraordinary bass lines makes for a truly great album.. Buy it now!!
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A great album of very British sounding pop/punk songs with traces of psychedelia. Obviously some hints of The Damned creeping into the mix. Each song concentrates on a part of our society & culture which makes our country such a quirky place to live. Captain Sensible's observations are witty, sensitive in places, and spot on. I find the production a bit lacking, but that aside, I love this album, the more I play it, the more I like it. Tune-tastic!
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By WOOLLY MAMMOTH TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Aug. 2016
Format: Audio CD
Sensible has always been great at telling a story. In collaboration with Paul Gray and Ant Thickett, the three musicians take us on a trawl through 21st Century Britain. Subjects include abandoned High Streets, Jade Goody's trial by media, a celebration of the underdog, instant fame and Tony Blair.

The song writing has Sensible's style stamped all over it and the results are pretty good - intelligently written songs performed by seasoned musicians. My one and only gripe is the length of the album - but then perhaps we have been spoiled nowadays.
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A good album. Some tracks better than others but an interesting view on modern Britain. Captain fans will enjoy it
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