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Ride the Wild Tom Tom
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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A band you should know
Robert Moore | Chicago, IL USA | 03/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My feeling about reissues and anthologies is: anything to get the band back in front of the past and present and future fans. I'll echo everything the other reviewers have said. A tremendous and tragically neglected band. I will add a slight observation. Whether you like the first couple of albums or the albums that followed those will largely depend on how you feel about Chris STamey versus Peter Holsapple. I liked Chris Stamey but utterly loved Peter Holsapple. So, for me, the two albums that followed the first two (i.e., the albums after Stamey left and Holsapple became the sole songwriter) were the better albums. I would also like to strongly disagree with the first reviewer, for whom THE SOUND OF MUSIC is their best album. I vastly prefer LIKE THIS to any other dB's album. Just one great pop song after another, including my two favorite dB's song s("Lonely Is (As Lonely Does" and "Love is for Lovers") and their lone hit ("A Spy In the House of Love"--though it was a hit for another band, and not the dB's)."
Viva La dB's!
Owen | Seattle, WA | 11/04/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's too bad you almost already have to know who the dB's were before you dig into this disc of seminal material culled from demos and rehearsals referred to as the "great, lost dB's album". This is one of those packages that Rhino (as always) has done a great job on, but like the dB's main influence, Big Star-if you go out and get the Chris Bell Solo album or 3rd/Sister Lovers before you've heard the studio albums that established them, you're kinda lost without it. This is also a drag, because as far as I know, the super albums that the dB's made for Albion/CBS ('Stands for Decibels' and 'repercussions')and re-issued by IRS in the early part of the 90's are, again out of print. Please, do yourself a favor if you love good pop music and are interested in a band whose influence can be heard in bands ranging from R.E.M. to They Might Be Giants, bug your local record store for those first two albums. Better yet, write to Rhino for info on if they will also re-issue them, in which case this collection here makes a nift-o addition."
Excellent; get it.
Steven D. Miller | Sebastopol, CA USA | 01/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only a good intro to the dBs, it's a great disc from start to finish."