Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
UK reissue of one of 1977's most collectable Punk albums & now released with the addition of 8 bonus tracks made up of the Drones' ultra-rare singles, this 21 track CD shows that there was considerable life outside of Pun... more »
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UK reissue of one of 1977's most collectable Punk albums & now released with the addition of 8 bonus tracks made up of the Drones' ultra-rare singles, this 21 track CD shows that there was considerable life outside of Punk's mainstream. One of the scene's most talented & grossly underrated outfits. Bonus tracks - 'Lookalikes', 'Corgi Crap', 'Hard On Me', 'You'll Lose', 'Just Want To Be Myself', 'Bone Idol', 'Can't See' & 'Fooled Today'.
Forgotten Classic of '77 Punk
BrainDrain | Oshkosh, WI USA | 02/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been waiting ages for this CD, and to my profound joy it's not just their brilliant Further Temptations album, but their entire discography!The Drones had a hard-charging and somewhat more professional sound than the other Brit-punk bands of '77. They also show a good range. Persecution Complex and Movement are full-bore rockers, while City Drones is more melodic, and Sad So Sad features the kind of football-chant chorus that became emblematic of British punk.The CD contains the very well-produced Further Temptations album and uses its famous 'blue girl' cover (worth the price of admission by itself!), along with the earlier ep Temptations of a White Collar Worker, which has terrible production and, in the anthemic You'll Lose, remarkably obnoxious lyrics. The CD ends with the Can't See single, which walks a thin line between being really cool and sucking really hard. It was their attempt to remake themselves as a pop band, which obviously failed.Unfortunately, we don't know why it failed since there is no retrospective included in this compilation. This is a sinful omission given the high quality and historical importance of this CD, but don't let that stop you from enjoying one of the finest Brit-punk albums of 1977."