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This Is Really Something: Complete Anthology
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Thorough 36 track retrospective on Mushroom for this top late '70s/ early '80s Australian pop/ rock act that featuredStephen Cummings & Andrew Pendlebury. Includes all of their hit singles and many previously unreleased st... more »
Thorough 36 track retrospective on Mushroom for this top late '70s/ early '80s Australian pop/ rock act that featuredStephen Cummings & Andrew Pendlebury. Includes all of their hit singles and many previously unreleased studio & live recordings. Contains 'Boys (What Did The Detective Say?)', 'Reckless', 'Who Listens To The Radio', 'Don't Throw Stones''How Come' and the CD debut of the highly sought after 'Sports Play Dylan (And Donovan)' EP. Double slimline jewel case. 1997 release.
This is really something
John Mitrofanis | Sydney, Australia | 02/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Sports were really something. They were everything. Sharp and aggressive, but not overdone. Steve Cummings vocals chop and change, screaming and then pleading; he's often angry. Not angry at life. Angry in love. So much of what the Sports did was something one could relate to. There was no hype. No razzamattaz. They were just real. Real people doing real music. This CD just sums them up perfectly."
Another Gem From Down Under
Clark Paull | Murder City | 05/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Australia's Sports released a few albums stateside back in the early 1980's and they went nowhere fast, unless you consider the cut-out bins "somewhere." This compilation gathers all of their best on two discs, including the shoulda-been-a-huge-hit "Who Listens To The Radio," which features vocalist Steve Cummings spitting out lyrics like Graham Parker on methamphetamine, the rest of the band churning away behind him like a whirling dervish. Criminally overlooked power pop, full of huge hooks and lovingly crafted, "This Is Really Something" is a must for fans of angry-young-man fare like early Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, and the aforementioned Graham Parker. Highly recommended..."