Thursday, April 27, 2006

Just Get This One, Now!

Pete Shelley is the consummate Pop/Punk lyricist. These are some of the 20 (or more, if you get the newly remastered version) most catchy and brilliant songs from the punk and post punk era, ever. Steve Diggle and Pete Shelley also provide plenty of twin guitar action with good taste and no wanking. Of course, wanking has it's place, just not in this genre. Also, Pete Shelly provides most of the quirky lead vocals with a real addicting tenor. Diggle handles the harmonies and some lead vocals.

Every song is a pleasure here, with plenty of great guitar hooks, melodies, and superior drumming by John Maher. My fav's are "Orgasm Addict", "What Do I Get?", "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)?", "Everybody's Happy Nowadays", "Harmony In My Head", "Oh Shit", and "Autonomy".
There's too much here to go into at length. You just have to trust me. If you like loud and fast with a touch of sensitivity, humor, and MENSA level pop smarts, buy this album, now.


Vera said...

i downloaded this whole album about a week ago! its pretty damn good, i must admit.

Vera said...

oops... i mean i "BORROWED" this album... silly me. silly fingers!

The Grunt said...

Cool, I get a taste of Opeth and now you have a taste of Buzzcock. That didn't sound right at all.

Vera said...

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