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Hollywood Brats
Hollywood Brats
Hollywood Brats
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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UK reissue of 1973 album (originally released in 1980). Formed in 1972 the Hollywood Brats were Punk long before the term was invented. Dressed in make-up & women's blouses they sought to shock, whilst making the music t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hollywood Brats
Title: Hollywood Brats
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cherry Red UK
Release Date: 2/14/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5013929110625, 766488432824, 8013252314711, 766485857927

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Album Description
UK reissue of 1973 album (originally released in 1980). Formed in 1972 the Hollywood Brats were Punk long before the term was invented. Dressed in make-up & women's blouses they sought to shock, whilst making the music they wanted to make. The packaging for this CD has been lovingly assembled with biographies from both vocalist Andrew Matheson & guitarist Brady plus all the lyrics. The digital mastering was undertaken by keyboard player Casino Steel.
 

CD Reviews

Absolutely real glam -- frill, bite, and guitar
sylvie@21stcentury.com | chicago | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You will not hear a better example of what glam, even as opposed to glitter, represents. The Hanoi Rocks guys are familiar with this, of course, and you will hear the similar New York Dolls vein, but this is prettier (and more cunning) and absolutely catchy, actually quite pleasant. "Sick on You," "And Then He Kissed Me," and "Tumble With Me," the titles alone say it all. The musicianship is here, and so is the camp...an intense romp."
BUY THIS ALBUM RIGHT NOW.
Ben Wrecked | Cleveland, more or less | 08/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was eagerly awaiting this album, and when it arrived in the mail today I quickly popped it in my stereo. Holy Cow. From the first tinkering of the piano on the intro to the last note of the final track, I was in awe. Did the Brats rip off the New York Dolls? Who knows. While the Brats can be compared to the Dolls on many levels, there is a punk like snottiness to the Brats that isn't as obvious with the Dolls. There is not one weak track on this CD. My only (minor) complaint is that it sounds like they transferred this from a vinyl record. However, this should not deter anyone from buying this CD immediately. This is rock and roll."
Absolute groin kicking, cheek/... kissin' muzak
Ben Wrecked | 08/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok a lot has been written about The Brats, they have become icons of a music age long gone, but not forgotten. Often compared to the New York Dolls, no way, the Brats have their own style, more raunchy, punchy and grab yer by the balls. Yes they were Punk (if that's the term) before it was invented and long before Johnny Rotten & Co were learning joined-up writing! Matheson's vocals come across as a mixture of Ray Davis and Jagger with a hint of someone else who's name escapes me. Some of the high notes (and bum notes) don't quite make it, but along with the rough n' ready mix it adds to the charm! Without doubt the driving force of the Brats is guitarist Brady, a true talent slashing and raunchy at the same time subtle guitar playing but showing no mercy. The rythmn section (for you dumbos out there, that's bass and drums) drive it all to the limit. Listening to Brats songs covered by other artists I can only say forget it, the originals are best. The Boys rendition of Sick On You is like a flacid member in comparison!
This album is unique, it should be in every one's collection."