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This band own some decent records
on 11 November 2013
I'd been meaning to buy this album for ages, as I'd heard and enjoyed their versions of Underdog and Chains of Love about 10 years ago, but Mick Collins' voice really leaves a lot to be desired on the other tracks, especially Got to Give It Up. It would be fine if he was trying for something different, vocally, to the originals, but it's hard to come off well playing Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder at their own games.
It's like a friend has taken you to see his middling pub band (Livin' for the City is particularly guilty for turning crisp, driving funk into plodding pub dirge), but you can at least compliment his choice of songs. Change the subject tacfully if he asks you how well they played them.