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on 9 September 2012
This notorious third Vamp album isn't a million miles away from previous offerings. One feels the reason that MCA refused to release the record, was probably due to the poor chart positions of the first two singles, predicting the album would fair the same way.
To be honest, it does sound a little tired, with TV sounding like their running out of ideas, wanting to evolve the bands sound, but undecided in which direction to proceed. If they'd taken a 6-month break, they may have returned with a fresher sound (although record company pressure probably wouldn't have allowed it).
It looks like Nick Sayer, the guitarist & main songwriter in the band quit the music industry completely after TV split, which is a real shame.
So in conclusion, TV's first two albums "Pop Art" & "Velveteen" are outstanding, but this records fall a little short, but still a nice little record.
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on 19 July 2012
The previous review is a bit inaccurate. First of all, if anything they were compared to the Darling Buds and the Primitives - nothing like the Banshees. Second of all, putting the flop of this album down to timing and Bon Jovi is just silly. Madonna was doing just fine in 1991, remember? Ditto Roxette and Paula Abdul. Bear in mind too, that their last album, Velveteen entered the album chart at number one, and before that, Pop Art, reached number 4. This, their third album flopped because it wasn't terribly good, and they'd become rather unsubtle. Their prior success went to their heads and they thought they could just put out any old thing. And it showed in their attitude. The public turned against them. Plus, the title was too long, and the content too weak to support it. They succeeded at first because they had a couple of good songs and Wendy James seemed like she was sexy. But it turned out she wasn't, and they ran out of songs. If anything, where the timing was wrong was that the fashion for overt masochism kind of died out in favour of a more sophisticated and empowered expression of female sexuality..while Madonna was singing Express Yourself, here we have a collection of, as WJ herself once put it, "drooling, demeaning, hot-knickered songs". It just wasn't cool anymore. Plus, with WJ's arrogance in interviews, it wasn't credible either. It just looked fake, and their intellectual pretensions didn't fit with what they were putting out. Even covering a Bob Dylan song didn't fool anyone, it just made them look desperate.

Having said all this, if you're a fan of the Vamp, this is an important part of your collection, not least because with only three albums released, there's nowhere else to go. Taken out of its disastrous cultural context, it's not a bad listen if you already like them, and it's the closest you're going to get now to those heady days of Revolution Baby and I Want Your Love. If you're not familiar with Transvision Vamp, a far better introduction would be Pop Art or Velveteen, followed by some of the B-sides on the singles.
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on 4 October 2002
One 1991 release that certainly didn't deserve to be neglected was Transvision Vamp's \Little Magnets Vs. The Bubble of Babble, an eccentric and quirky effort drawing on both early-'80s new wave and '60s rock. Though the group sometimes inspires comparisons to outfits like the Divinyls and Siousxie & the Banshees, this obscure band has a sound and a vision all its own. Lead singer Wendy James doesn't have a great range, but she does have a lot of personality and a healthy sense of fun that serves her well on both the band's own material and an unorthodox version of Bob Dylan's "Crawl Out Your Window." The album may have been a victim of bad timing - in the early '90s, corporate rockers like Poison, Bon Jovi and Warrant still reigned supreme, and major labels weren't rushing to sign and aggressively promote every alternative band they could get their hands on. Perhaps a few years later, it would have enjoyed the attention it deserved.
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on 10 April 2015
The item arrived in great condition and looked almost new, The album is great, i tried it out before writing this review and i love it just like any fan would, "Thank You".
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on 13 January 2014
Takes me back too my youth.
Wendy really rocks in 1989 and still in 2013!
New cd comin soon in 2014 Can't wait.
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on 3 June 2016
Very good. Quick delivery
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