Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
2008 reissue of this lost classic from the British Invasion favorites. Originally issued in 1981, this is another fine collection of Power Pop, Jangle Pop and straight ahead melodic Rock from a band that may have been past... more »
2008 reissue of this lost classic from the British Invasion favorites. Originally issued in 1981, this is another fine collection of Power Pop, Jangle Pop and straight ahead melodic Rock from a band that may have been past their commercial prime, but they were definitely ahead of their game, creatively and musically. Features 'Almost Saturday Night', 'Radio Romance', 'September Gurls' and more. Wounded Bird.
Brian J. Greene | Durham, NC | 07/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This fine record proves the Searchers were still relevant in the late 70s/early 80s. Perhaps one of the most under-appreciated 60s bands (at least here in the U.S. - I think they have always gotten more of their due in their native UK), the Searchers made arresting jangle pop and Beat tracks and were a major influence on both the Beatles and the Byrds, et al. Their version of the oft-played "Needles and Pins" is the definite one, and has a great edge on it that not even the Ramones equaled. Here, they are in a later phase of their career, and doing some very effective power pop. The opener, "Silver," as well as the title track, could be played right next to the Dwight Twilley Band's debut, or Badfinger, and stand up just fine. Their cover of Big Star's "September Gurls" in not quite there, but they gave credit for having the cool to know the song long before most of the rest of the world got on the Chilton bandwagon. Fine record, fans of power pop should jump on this reissue.