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Do It Yourself
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on 18 November 2014
smashing cd well worth the money buyit
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on 2 July 2010
This album is fantastic, there are a couple of chart hits on here and some other tracks would chart if they released em even now. Travesty they only did one album.
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on 21 March 2013
The CD arrived on time and was very well packaged, it is a very good CD, and shows off John Squire at his best.
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on 17 March 2014
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on 27 May 2016
There was a lot was a lot of hoopla about John Squires's second band - that he recruited the lead-singer from outside Woolworths - and things like that. It's all right as an album; fiddly guitar sound with a crunchy bass and populist lyrics. The singer is probably the best bit (he left soon after due to musical differences).
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on 13 May 2010
When I first played this album I was blown away by side 1 and was slightly let down by side two, but then again side 1 would be hard to follow by any band as there is not a bad track on it. This is one of those rare albums where there isn't a weak track any side, infact its well written well played and well produced and should be in anyones music collect who clain to like music.
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on 17 April 2001
From the moment you hear 'I want you to know' and 'Blinded by the Sun', its difficult to understand why The Seahorses never quite made it. Chris Helme's vocals are excellent and John Squire's lead guitar is a well established phenomenon with the Stone Roses, so its no surprise to learn that The Seahorses provide a good Rock/Indie sound. However, it seems that Squire is desperate to distance himself from the stigma of being in the Roses' throughout this record by the ambition that he shows in some invariably breathtaking guitar work. The best platform for his style is a seven minute album version of 'Love is the Law' that can only be described as Zeppelin-esque.
Perhaps The Seahorses are what we need in the charts right now. Maybe they were ahead of their time in 1997, sandwiched between the end of britpop and the first drops of the deluge of talentless drivel that has flooded into the charts since. At least they'd be giving Coldplay a run for their money.
'Do It Yourself' should never have stood alone and what came next would almost certainly have been a great chapter in indie history. Sadly, The Seahorses broke up before they could release their second album (although I hear you can get copies of it somewhere) which contained the absolutely excellent single 'You can talk to me'. As for the one piece of work they've left us, its an absolute must, if only for featuring the lyric " A giant squid stole my wife and kid...10 pence off your Weetabix, yeah, yeah".
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on 26 May 2009
A truly great album full of top rate songs. I have seen some frankly baffling reviews of this , including what seems to be the "official" Amazon.co.uk review above. Very creative songs, a joy to listen to- such a shame they only made one album. Certainly one of the top albums of the 90s. In context, I wasn't very keen on the Stone Roses, but Ian Brown has done some very good stuff since, also very creative.
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on 6 March 2004
The second album which Squire is credited to have written most of (even thought he did do most of TSR by himself). It falls victim, as it would, to being compared to the roses. Obviously it'd never top roses work, but it's still great. Good sing a-long, catchy, cool guitar work. By far the best guitar work of the ninties. Apparently even the stupider lyrics mean things to Squire. This album is worth buying, but even if you like nothign else, it's worth it for the seven and a half minute epic that is Love Is The Law.
The second seahorses album is better than this though, worth getting a bootleg of. You won't be disapointed by this album though. Listen with an open mind, as you should with everything.
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on 9 June 2009
... it's got everything, if you haven't heard this and your into the indie scene then you've missed out. Listen out for the guitar solo at the end of love is the law, awesome.
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