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First & The Last
New Race
First & The Last
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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This album unites members of Radio Birdman, the Stooges and the MC5. This is a digital remaster of their 1981 Australian tour. The original UK artwork is combined with liner notes by Deniz Tek. 1997 release.

      
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All Artists: New Race
Title: First & The Last
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Total Energy
Original Release Date: 10/28/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/23/1997
Album Type: Live, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Australia & New Zealand
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 095081301320, 095081301313, 758661395125

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This album unites members of Radio Birdman, the Stooges and the MC5. This is a digital remaster of their 1981 Australian tour. The original UK artwork is combined with liner notes by Deniz Tek. 1997 release.

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New Race - 'The First And The Last' (Total Energy)
Mike Reed | USA | 09/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As I've known about this CD release for awhile now,I certainly didn't expect it to be THIS good.My stereo was giving me problems,so I stuck this CD in to see if my player could work properly,as I just planned to play the first song or two.Needless to say,'The First...' just yanked my full attention right out of me.Very impressive for a one-time project.As 'The First...' was recorded on the band's one and only brief tour of Australia in 1981.New Race was made up of ex-MC 5 drummer Dennis Thompson,ex-Stooge guitarist Ron Asheton and three former members of Radio Birdman.As for the tunes,I thoroughly dug "Haunted Road","Sad TV",the Stooges "Loose",their tribute to JFK "November 22,1963" and the MC 5's "Looking At You".Just well played down to earth Aussie American hard rock.As I realize this MAY be a strange comparison,but in several ways,'The First And The Last' sort of reminds me of that one-time lp by the Billion Dollar Babies(you know,the three former members of the original Alice Cooper Group?)See my review of their 'Battle Axe Complete' 3-CD release."
Classic Disc for Stooges-MC5-Radio Birdman Fans!
Mike Reed | 07/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Impossible to find on vinyl -- now on CD!This is a well-recorded, live document of a never-to-repeated Australian tour. The shows featured a Detroit-rock supergroup with a line-up including original Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton (burning!), MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson (in top form!), Radio Birdman guitarist/songwriter (and ex-Detroiter) Deniz Tek, and Birdman vocalist Rob Younger. Among the tracks you will find the definitive recording of the never-officially-released Destroy All Monsters composition "Nov. 22" (a furious evocation of the Kennedy asssasination), with Younger's vocals leaving Cary Loren and Niagara in the dust, as well as smokin' versions of the Stooges' "Loose" and the MC5's "Looking at You" (the A-Side of the first-ever MC5 single on A-Square records). I saw this LP exactly once on vinyl (as an Australian import) about twenty years ago, snapped it up, and played it to death. The time to obtain a clean CD copy is NOW!"
One of the best punk live albums
L Salisbury | Maryland United States | 07/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To be honest punk is not a genre for great live albums mainly because punk shows are hard to record. There are a handful of exceptions: MC5's "Jams", Viletones' "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", Chords' "No One's Listening Anymore",Pork Duke's "Squeel Meat Again", "Iggy Live At the Channel" and this. The New Race were a short lived "supergroup" consisting of former members of Radio Birdman, the Stooges and MC5. The well recorded songs are mostly unused Birdman songs. Best moments: "crying sun", "haunted road", "breaks my heart", "sad TV", "Nov. 22, 1963" and the cover of Iggy's "loose"."