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Genres: Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered German reissue of 1977 solo album from the British guitarist. Featuring vocals from Chrissie Hynde.Includes 4 bonus tracks 'Pogo Dancing', 'The Pose', 'Gunfight' and 'Evil'. 2000 release. Standard jewe... more »
Digitally remastered German reissue of 1977 solo album from the British guitarist. Featuring vocals from Chrissie Hynde.Includes 4 bonus tracks 'Pogo Dancing', 'The Pose', 'Gunfight' and 'Evil'. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
His Greatest Work
A. J. Mcconnachie | Sydney Australia | 09/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Spedding has had a fascinating career over (almost) the last four decades. A top shelf and incredibly versatile guitarist, Spedding has a formidable resume as a session player, having appeared on literally hundreds of sessions, ranging from his work with Brian Ferry and John Cale to his mid-seventies appearance as one of the Wombles! Having been part of the excellent but criminally overlooked British band The Sharks in the early seventies, Spedding released a fine trilogy of solo albums in the mid to late seventies -"Chris Spedding", "Hurt" and "Guitar Graffiti". "Hurt" is the best of the lot.
Featuring his own idiosyncratic, often humourous originals and somewhat deadpan vocals, along with a well chosen cover or two, "Hurt" sees Spedding trawl through a variety of styles - RnB, rock and roll, countryish rock and his unique take on punk/new wave, the latter typified by the irresistable "Get Outa My Pagoda", the bonus track "Pogo Dancing" (a UK single)and the stunning title track. Throughout, Spedding's guitar sparkles - he's a true original, his solos inevitably spot on and concise. His playing at the conclusion of "Hurt by Love" provides a great example of his style.
Spedding is still active today, and still recording high quality records, but "Hurt" is Chris Spedding at his best.
This German re-issue features four bonus tracks, all of which sit nicely with the original ten song album."
Chris Spedding, World's Greatest Guitarist
Sean McDonough | Astoria, NY United States | 11/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Words do not do this 1977 classic justice. The man is a master of subtlety and power, addressing the "punk" phenomenon then prevalent yet remaining firmly rooted in blues, soul, rock and roll. Who else did "I Ain't Superstitious" wearing a black leather jacket in those days? And check out the ensemble playing just before the guitar break in "Hurt By Love." The man shows off his awsome rythym chops BEFORE riffing out, locking with the band tighter than a medeival chastity belt. Quirky humor abounds in guitar solos, lyrics and arrangements. This was Britain's "Marquee Moon" taking itself far less seriously. BUY IT NOW."
Robert Govier | Mission Viejo, CA United States | 02/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Spedding's Hurt album is a tremendous rock and roll recording. I rememeber when I bought it the first time on vinyl and wore it out. His guitar rifts are inspiring and have a great sound. I recommend this album to all fans of Rock and Roll. Play it loud."