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I would be interested in how you find that one - I have it myself and wasn't too impressed with it :P

I liked it. It definitely wasn't as good as "Konk", but it had some pretty cool tunes on it..."Eddie's Gun", "See The World", "Ooh La" and, of course, "Jackie Big T*ts" were my favorites.

That happens to a lot of bands, though. Their debut is relatively average, but then they hone their skills a little, slow down on the booze and dope, start to take it more seriously, and then run up a string of pretty good albums.

(Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Duran Duran, U2)

I prefer them to the ones that have one huge-selling debut album, and then everything after that pretty much bites.

(Cyndi Lauper, Rick Springfield, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Doors)

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I don't know their first album, so I could only compare it to other British 'Indie' Rock bands I know :P

but I certainly agree that generally bands who have more than one good album are better than 'one album wonders' (not that they necessarily suck or something) ;)

thanks for reviewing it though :thumbsup:

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I don't know their first album,

Yes, you do. "Konk" is their second album. The riffs are better, the words are better, but that singer still has that same whiny, British voice. I recommend you give it a listen. The first nine songs are all pretty good. "See The Sun", "Do You Wanna", "Mr. Maker", "Shine On", "Love it All" all have a Kinks-type feel to them. I love it all, love it all, love it all, love it all.

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I forgot to mention last week that I picked up albums by Daft Punk and Gorillaz for a pound apiece.

Today's charity shop bargain- with which I am already feeling pretty chuffed- is a CD called "Acupuncture Amphitheatre" by the little-known and long-forgotten band Gretschen Hofner. This also set me back the measly sum of £1 (approximately the cost of 4 cigarettes).

None of you will ever have heard / seen GretschenHofner before, so why don't I share the pleasure?

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I was in the town centre today and seized the opportunity to pop into my favourite local independent record shop - Jumbo Records - ostensibly to purchase two tickets for a forthcoming Luke Haines gig.

While in there, I couldn't resist a spontaneous purchase: Bill Nelson - "Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam".

Bill Nelson, formerly of 70s art-rock combo Be Bop Deluxe, is now a highly-revered figure in the field of innovative, electronic / ambient music. He did some interesting stuff in the late 70s / early 80s with Bill Nelson's Red Noise, and under his own name, when his music was right at the cusp of art-rock, post-punk and electronic experimentation. This "Quit Dreaming..." CD is a re-issue of one of his most influential and critically-lauded albums, with additional bonus tracks, including "Youth Of Nation On Fire" and "Rooms With Brittle Views", which I enjoyed listening to on the John Peel show all those years ago.

This purchase cost me £6.99, but I'm sure it'll be worth it.

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bought a Rolling Stone magazine (15th Anniversary of the German RS) just for the included CD


01. Eddie Vedder ~ Keynote

02. Adam Green ~ Give them a Token

03. The Minus 5 ~ All The Best (You German Rolling Stone)

04. Die Toten Hosen ~ (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

05. Karpatenhund ~ Herz aus Glas

06. Die Sterne ~ Schwein and the Family Stone

07. Erdmöbel ~ Ein schönes Lied

08. Beatsteaks ~ A Salty Salute

09. R.E.M. ~ These Days

10. Element of Crime ~ She Brings The Rain

11. Robert Forster ~ Rock'n'Roll Friend

12. Dziuks Küche ~ Shake It, Wolfgang

13. Clueso ~ Auf Kredit

14. Tom Liwa, Gisbert zu Knypshausen, Nils Koppruch, Cäthe & Flowerpornoes ~ Like a Rolling Stone

15. The RS-Forumband ~ Blind Love

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