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What a huge contrast to Tea Rooms,
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This review is from: Landscape / Manhattan Boogie-Woogie (Audio CD)
I found out, late on, that Landscape had made post "From the Tea Rooms of Mars..." material and bought it immediately. What a shockingly awful album it turned out to be. Tea Rooms is still, for me, one of the greatest out-and-out 80s electronic albums ever. I adore it from start to finish. In contrast, I found "Manhattan Boogie Woogie" to be woeful to the point of cringe-worthy. My only reason for one star is the track "It's Not My Real Name".
The best track on this album, which doesn't say a lot as it would still be the worst track on "From the Tea Rooms of Mars..." had it have been on it. "Eastern Girls" has some potential musically but is drowned out by the most God-awful singing and lyrics I've ever had the misfortune to hear. "Why is that a special taste? I like the yellow race. Why not get an English girl? They cannot cook Chinese".... I mean PLEASE! Mr Burgess, linked to so many success stories of the 80s, must have been taking mind altering drugs, or on something extremely hallucinogenic at least. I cannot even bring myself to discuss the remaining "tracks" as, being a music lover, it would be akin to a Pink Floyd fan evaluating the latest single by Mr Blobby.
If you insist on buying this, then I would suggest you also consider psychiatric evaluation. If it were 1p to buy, that would still be a penny too expensive. Buy at your peril!