Friday, February 02, 2007
Mercury Records 967138-8
Picked this up in a charity shop and when I got to hear it, I was totally blown away. I'm always cynical about quotes on the packaging. In this case it was emblazoned with "A frenetic collision of rock & dance that welds screaming guitars and roaring vocals to Funky House beats," from Heat magazine.
Well, Yeah, actually. In fact, it's probably the most crossed-over record I've ever heard. Starting out with a bit of Classical (Handel on Your Face), it then goes into their clubby hit, 'I like the way you move.' Further great numbers follow, amalgamating all sorts of styles and voices akin to Heavy Metal, Edgar Broughton, Jim Morrison, High School Hop, Space-rock, ZZTop, electro, some cool jazz and plenty more.
On top of all this, there's no doubt... it got da funk!
My only regret is that with 11 short tracks, there's just not enough of it.
There's no getting away from the fact that this is one hell of a record. If it wasn't a smash hit album when it first appeared in 2005 then why not help to make it one now.