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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Rough Trades double-platinum selling album that includes the hit High School Confidential. Sexual politics is what this Canadian band is about, as its debut makes plain. The roles singer Carole Pope adopts range from "a... more »
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Rough Trades double-platinum selling album that includes the hit High School Confidential. Sexual politics is what this Canadian band is about, as its debut makes plain. The roles singer Carole Pope adopts range from "a blonde, cool, scheming bitch" being "stalked by teenaged Brandos in the halls" in the powerhouse "High School Confidential" to a terrified gunpoint victim in "Hostage" to a tigress in "It's a Jungle." Pope's stridency can't obscure the ambition and brutal honesty of the band she dominated with Kevan Staples. It's a promising start, but not for the timid.
The Unknown Icon
rjbenson | Toronto | 06/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Carole Pope and Rough Trade as a bar band in Toronto in the 1970s. One of the hallmarks of good music is that it keeps getting played. To this day, you can find The Doors on just about any jukebox on the planet. And 'High School Confidential', is, and always was, a little gem. Big-time film director Atom Egoyan used it in one of his movies not so long ago. It still gets radio airtime 25 years later. You can evaluate music on a technical scale - can they sing? Are the cord progession interesting? Can you dance to it? You can also evaluate it by it's impact - Did it touch people? Did it stay around? Did it create a style? Go buy this album. You'll love it on all counts."
One of Rough Trade's best!
rjbenson | 07/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
""High School Confidential" and "Fashion Victim" classic tunes - and "Grade B Movie" must have inspired the great b&w bit on "In Living Color" - Hello Johnny - hysterical!"