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Time for Action: Very Best of
Secret Affair
Time for Action: Very Best of
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Secret Affair
Title: Time for Action: Very Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Camden International
Release Date: 5/23/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Power Pop, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743214873229, 766482444540, 743214873229

CD Reviews

Along with the Jam-Best Mod group ever!
P. Farnsworth | Metairie, LA USA | 02/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This definitive 20 track retrospective serves as an essential buy. Secret Affair always stood head and shoulders above the rest of the Mod bunch, who all too often pounded out cheap Small Faces rip-offs. Their sound was a mixture of new wave and soul with the urgency of punk. They sometimes falter at their white neo-soul(Going to a Go-Go) but are best when they go straight new wavey pop(Do You Know,StreetLife Parade, and my personal favourite New Dance).Along with All Mod Cons, they captured that "teenage drama" feeling perfectly. A fan of more punky mod stuff (like the Chords-who I recommend also) may be turned off but good muisc is good music."
Good Band
Cockney Kirk | Simi Valley, USA | 02/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am really surprised how much I enjoyed this when I first heard it. I thought Secret Affair were pretty weak compared with the other mod bands that I liked, notably The Jam, The Chords and The Purple Hearts, but they have some real gems in here. 'Glory Boys' being my favourite-an absolute classic. I also like 'New Dance' 'Do You Know' and 'Hide and Seek', these being the hardest lot of the bunch which tells you where I'm at. The biggest let down for me, which explains why I loved the other bands more, is the use of horns-never a big thing with me in rock music, but it's not that bad really and they fully expressed their love for tamla motown. My wife really liked this and thought it was a new band and I told her, "sorry darling, these are from '79-'81". Buy this disc over the other SA albums as it has almost all of the 'Glory Boys' album on here and that was the best one."