Two reviewers, two different albums, two different perspectives.
Although they're from Down Under, it's obvious to me that they've spent some time behind a Volvo on the Dutch highways.
It's everything you wanted from this reunion and more
To be fair to Cuts Across the Land I will say that when the band click, they can be thunderous.
Without doubt it is their best effort to date. It takes the experiments and borrowings of Nightfreak that little bit further, whilst adding a gravitas and richer, more emotive textures to their undoubted song writing ability.
Give Blood in some ways is so simple it doesn't need all the other baggage. To mis-quote Mr Clinton, it's the songs, stupid. And these songs are incredibly strong.
Bury St Edmunds is no place to raise sons they'll only grow old before time
Outlaw is, by turns, funny, witty, irreverent and a slave to some rather loose-knit, loose-fit rhythms.
'Every girl that I see since, looks just like you when I squint'
It is absolutely bonkers, bananas, mad as a pheasant's wedding.
The perfect antidote to cynical rehashes of 80s music performed by pretty boys and girls styled to within an inch of their lives.
David Kemper (the guy responsible for creating the words and music contained in this here album) certainly has too much going on inside his little head than is safe for one person.
The story goes that on our rider we ask for four baby pigs dressed in racing jackets, so we can race them… But I think we could update it for four gerbils…
We use tea in a very naughty way. We get so high on tea. We get so fucked up on tea. We go in there (the tea shop) and just start screaming.
on sunny afternoons, I like to drink wine, smoke grass – and fuck!
The story goes that he died in his bath - electroschock. I heard he was trying to change to lightbulb when he was in the shower.
Like a lot of people in this dog eat dog world, we’ve felt the ice-blood flowing through our veins melting like a polar cap every time we hear the perfect boy-girl harmonies created by the Magic Numbers.
This music makes our dogs run out of the room
They were having to set themselves challenges and ultimately I don't think Byrne's heart was in it. How much time had he spent with the rest of the band since 1984? You could probably count it in terms of weeks.
When John was about to be introduced someone in the audience threw a t-shirt on stage that said ‘Play The Fucking Bass John', (she'd probably been keeping it in her fanny pack)