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Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective
Spin Doctors
Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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If one wanted a prime example of the hyper-fickle nature of the modern recording industry, the checkered history of New York City's Spin Doctors would be hard to ignore. Launching the 1990s with a pair of the decade's most...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Spin Doctors
Title: Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 10/24/2000
Release Date: 10/24/2000
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Funk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646159026

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If one wanted a prime example of the hyper-fickle nature of the modern recording industry, the checkered history of New York City's Spin Doctors would be hard to ignore. Launching the 1990s with a pair of the decade's most enduring modern-rock hits, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes" (and strong contenders such as "Jimmy Olsen's Blues"), the band's energetically rhythmic workouts (fronted by vocalist Chris Barron's ever-sunny demeanor) also helped spawn the whole "jam band" movement, replete with its own package tours--but don't hold that against them. Yet many critics assailed their supposedly retro roots, and the business may have had unrealistic expectations based on their early hits. By '96, their label had shown them the door; that "pocket full of kryptonite" proved to have had a surprisingly short half-life. Here then is a concise first chapter of their history, drawing five tracks each from You've Got to Believe in Something, Turn It Upside Down, and Pocket Full of Kryptonite, plus a cut from the live collection Homebelly Groove. Also included is a previously unreleased tribute to longtime booster and fan Howard Stern, the loopy, tongue-in-cheek "Miss America." --Jerry McCulley

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Spin Doctors are in the "House".
H3@+h | VT | 07/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What, just because these guys only released one huge album before their popularity passed doesn't mean they can't put together a great "Best Of"? It's true the debut "Pocket Full Of Kryptonite" was their best album, but many good songs came afterwards. This collection takes pretty evenly from their first 3 albums. Included are the monster hits "Two Princes", "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong", and "Jimmy Olsen's Blues", plus this has "Cleopatra's Cat", "I Can't Believe You're Still With Her", and a live "Refrigerator Car". This band is a good cross between the "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "Blues Traveler", and I think it's time to give them another "spin"."
One of the best
H3@+h | 11/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Spin Doctors are/were one of the best and most innovative bands of their time. They started to whole jam band movement with great songs like "Little Miss Cant Be Wrong", "Two Princes" and "jimmy olsens blues", later followed up by "big fat funky booty" and "you let your heart go too fast" this is great music that defined the early nineties. The music has a feel good sense that I really miss, and I pray to God that this isnt the last release from the Spin Doctors."
Decent But Better Off Getting The Original CD's
G. J Wiener | Westchester, NY USA | 08/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you would rather go with the quick route in collecting songs by the Spin Doctors, this CD is a decent alternative. It features many of their great songs like Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Two Princes, Jimmy Olson Blues, You Let Your Heart Go To Fast, What Time Is It, and You've Got To Believe In Something. However,the first Spin Doctors CD, Pocket Full of Kryptonite certainly stands on its own merits and you the listener will miss out on many great songs.

Also the second CD has some good songs like More Than Meets The Ear and Beasts In The Woods that are not on this collection. There is a hidden track cover version of That's The Way I LIke It(on another CD0 that is notably missing.

So my opinion would be to get Pocket Full of Kryptonite and possibly the second CD as opposed to this non-all inclusive compilation."