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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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2003 reissue of the British punk veterans' 1981 album includes eight bonus tracks 'Change', 'Lie Lie Lie' (live), 'Wait For Your Number', 'I Ain't Gonna Tell Ya' (live), 'Indian Reservation', 'So Greedy' (re-mix), 'Wild ...  more »


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All Artists: 999
Title: Concrete
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Captain Oi!
Original Release Date: 11/25/2003
Re-Release Date: 10/21/2003
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
2003 reissue of the British punk veterans' 1981 album includes eight bonus tracks 'Change', 'Lie Lie Lie' (live), 'Wait For Your Number', 'I Ain't Gonna Tell Ya' (live), 'Indian Reservation', 'So Greedy' (re-mix), 'Wild Sun' & 'Scandal in the City'. Captain Oi!

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Totally Overlooked Band and Record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ThrEaD NUGENT | Newport Beach, CA United States | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this great slice of new wave/post punk/power pop at Licorice Pizza (long gone record store) in 1981, I never stopped listening to it......999 was the most overlooked band from the UK punk scene of '77. They had it all: chops, hooks, talent and songs......The Buzzcocks stole the show, yet 999 held their own and are very well respected as songwriters, players and showmen among the great groups from their period.....Concrete is their 4th LP, it is a mixed bag of pop(Mercy Mercy/That's Way it Goes) disco (Obsessed w/ it's spaghetti western flavor), punky pop (So Greedy) and rock (Don't You Know I need You) to name a few....the inclusion of the bonus tracks which are the singles released from the record is genius......fills it out perfectly...Change, a b-side should have been on the album originally, now it is due to technology...if you're a fan of the UK '77 crew and not afraid to hear them mature into a more musical unit this record is for you.......try Biggest Prize in Sport '80 as well.....oh hell, try them all: Separates and 999 both from ' will be happy you did......"
Worth the wait
Donald E. Gilliland | Bangkok, Thailand | 07/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's great to finally see this album released on CD. I've wanted this for a long time. Hot on the heels of the "Biggest Prize in Sport" album, this was released by Polydor in the USA clearly with the idea of riding the cresting new wave. Sure, it was probably 999's most "commercial" album but listeners are treated to some great catchy hard rockin' songs. No, it's not punk but these guys never were really prime safety pin disciples. A very consistent album. Sing along! And what a great live band they were!"
Not the best example of Brit-Punk...but I like it.
David Wellbeloved | Washington, DC United States | 07/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I played this album to death when I was younger, so I was very happy when I saw it was out on CD. The day it arrived I plopped it into my CD player and turned it up. "Excuse me...but who is this tired old band?" asked my wife. "It's BORRING!" I was speechless! I had never thought of this as a dull fact I thought it was cool...kind of moody, a bit pop, and maybe a little slow when compared to their earlier albums like "High Energy Plan" and "Biggest Prize in Sport", but I was never bored by it! In fact I had thought of it as something of an unknown Brit-Punk Classic. I guess it's not for everyone. My recommendation would be that if you are a fan of old school punk, (You know...pre Hard-Core like Sham 69, Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, and Buzzcocks) then get this. If you are more into Sandinista era Clash, Joy Division/Goth, Grunge, Ska, PIL, or good `ol American Hard-Core, (and I like all those things, too) then I will admit, perhaps this is not for you. I think it has aged real well, but what do I know...I'm an Old School Jerk!"