Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The best album by The Soft Boys? Possibly!
Bill Wikstrom | Long Island, NY | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best batch of material by the original line-up (which included the supurb bass playing and stellar backing vocals of Andy Metcalfe).
It contains their funniest cartoonish misogyny song - "Wey Wey Hep Uh Hole" (just beating "Sandra's having her brain out" and "The Yodelling Hoover"). "Have a Heart Betty" is hillarious barbershop quartet. "Muriel's Hoof/Rout Of Clones" is their best instumental.
"Let Me Put It Next To You", "He's A Reptile" and "Empty Girl" all could've been hits!
"Love Poisoning" and "Blues In The Dark" are some of Robyn's best ballads.
"Rock 'N' Roll Toilet" is boozy rock song (version two sounds like Kiss somehow).
And "When I Was A Kid" is straight out of Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd (you can almost imagine the oil projectors going during this one).
Great songs. Not as oveflowing as Underwater Moonlight, but fantastic all the same.
A Stunner! Great songs, vocals, instumentation and production!"
Why Is This Album Ignored?
XraySpex | 06/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Invisible seems to be a term Robyn wants to own and always attaches to interesting releases. Maybe he doesn't want you to know about them. Maybe it doesn't mean anything and just is a cool word that helps make things sound interesting. I just know this release can hold its own next to Underwater Moonlight anyday. Classic songs include "When I Was A Kid", "He's A Reptile", "Weh Weh Hep Uh Hole", "Rock 'N' Roll Toilet", "Let Me Put It Next To You", "Have A Heart Betty, I'm Not Fireproof", and maybe the best song he has ever written, "Empty Girl". This may not gel as an album with the diversity of material, but this is a classic in the Soft Boys catalog. Personally I think it is better than Underwater Moonlight. Highly recommended."