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Short Back & Sides
Ian Hunter
Short Back & Sides
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Remastered Reissue. Includes Extensive Sleevenotes & High Quality Booklet.


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All Artists: Ian Hunter
Title: Short Back & Sides
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Import
Release Date: 4/27/2004
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724352462520, 044114132646, 766487659123


Album Details
Remastered Reissue. Includes Extensive Sleevenotes & High Quality Booklet.

CD Reviews

Short on quality material
Tammi | 07/04/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"After You're Never Alone with a Sczhiophrenic Ian Hunter had a difficult time coming up with original material. While Short Back 'N' Sides has it in spades both the quality and production on the album is uneven. Mick Jones evidently decided to use this album as a precursor to his Big Audio Dynamite albums. He experiments with weird sound effects, production touches and arrangements. Unfortunately, most of them don't fit Hunter's songs very well.SBNS has its moments but they are few and far between. This remastered version sounds great but is less filling than Ian's 1st, 2nd and 4th solo albums.Mick Ronson is usually a stablizing force for Hunter. Here both Hunter and Ronson are pretty well dominated by Jones' hatchet job on the production end.Rain, Gun Control and a handful of other songs make the grade. Still, if you're going to purchase a copy go with the 2 CD set. It contains an extra disc of outtakes and previously unreleased songs. Na Na Na Na has Little Richard written all over it while China features a rare lead vocal from Ronson.After this Ian came up with an even worse album (All The Good Ones Are Taken)before returning to the quality songwriting of previous albums."
Old Records Never Die !
Richard Martin | FLORIDA USA | 05/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded at a time of great change in popular music "Short Back N Sides" also saw a change in direction for Ian Hunter. All of Ian's solo works have a different feel to them and this one is as edgy as he gets. One exception is the great ballad "Old Records Never Die" One of Ian's poignant lyrics and some great guitair work make this track an instant classic. Lucky for us, Old Records never die, they can still be purchased as great compact discs!"