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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Reissue of the debut album by this Blondie-influenced new wave act from Worcestershire, England. Features all 12 tracks from when Epic originally released the record in 1980, plus eight cuts from 'The Blackmail Tapes' EP a... more »
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Reissue of the debut album by this Blondie-influenced new wave act from Worcestershire, England. Features all 12 tracks from when Epic originally released the record in 1980, plus eight cuts from 'The Blackmail Tapes' EP added asbonus tracks: 'Last Time', 'With Honours', 'Sex Object', 'Lady Is A Tramp', 'Do You Wanna Dance', 'Skateboard', 'Evelyn' and 'I Saw Her Standing There'. 1998 Epic release.
Frederick Goldston | Co. Springs, Co. United States | 01/05/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I may be rehashing what's beens said about the missing tracks from the original vynil release but...The song "SHY" is also missing, which was the second track. These omission lessens the emotion impact and makes this just another mediocre compliation album...better than nothing but still, have they no shame?"
John D. Pride | Atlanta, GA USA | 08/15/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Photos released their debut eighties LP with one great, I mean REALLY great song, the kind of song that still sends chills up and down one's spine. That song, "I'm So Attractive", is, sadly, not on this CD, and neither is the original's other great song, "Shy". So what's left? Well, some OK stuff, most notably the reggae-tinged "She's Artistic", and a hummable mersey beat "Maxine". However, without the afore mentioned classic tunes to set the mood, you'd be much better off searching the out-of-print sites and auctions for the Photos' debut LP."
A forgotten UK punk classic!
L Salisbury | Maryland United States | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite commercial potential (both American & British) this memorible and talented UK act didn't make it big on either side of the Atlantic. Too bad. The Photos, who were "Britian's answer to Blondie" (a promo the band HATED), were more comprible to the Buzzcocks with a female singer (Wendy Wu). There are no wasted tracks on their album. Best moments: "all I want", "look at the band", "do you have fun", "Barbraella's" (about a club), "Irine", both versions of "Evelyn", "last time", "who stole my skateboard" and a cover of "do you wanna dance" that rivals the Ramones' version. If you like this you may want to sniff out these 45s: "year of the rat", "Louise", "guitar hero", "cridsilla", "ja'tame" and "we'll win". These aren't on the CD but should have been."