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Swords of a Thousand Men
Tenpole Tudor
Swords of a Thousand Men
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock


CD Details

All Artists: Tenpole Tudor
Title: Swords of a Thousand Men
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Recall Records UK
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 017533078321, 636551414425

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CD Reviews

Underrated genius
saracen | 03/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't provide song samples for the this double-CD set so, unless you're familiar with Tenpole Tudor, you're buying blind. Their sound can best be described as Fred Schneider of The B-52s ("What You Doing In Bombay") meets Adam & The Ants ("Let The Four Winds Blow") with a dash of Big Audio Dynamite ("Conga Tribe" & "Tenpole 45") and George Thoroughgood & the Destroyers ("It's Easy To See") thrown in for good measure. Which is one reason TT never hit it big - from the anthemic rock of "Swords Of A Thousand Men" and "It's Easy To See" to the incredibly infectious "What You Doing In Bombay" (which would be right at home on any B-52s album) to the country-tinged "Love And Food" to the total inanity of "Wunderbar," this band is all over the musical map. Although TT is usually regarded as a punk band, there's none of the disaffected rage of the Sex Pistols or The Clash. As the upbeat TT didn't take their band's image at all seriously, this is a group that would have found its true calling as England's punk-rock version of The Monkees (complete with TV show). Their musicianship is another matter entirely - it's virtually flawless. If your music collection contains any Adam and the Ants, Wreckless Eric, Bow Wow Wow, Plastic Bertrand, or Big Audio Dynamite, then this double-CD set (containing almost their entire catalogue) deserves a place of honor in your CD carousel."
You Need This CD...if you like to grin while you sing.
Kari Danforth | NYC, US | 10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was actually searching for a compilation that included Tenpole Tudor's version of Rock Around The Clock and came across this release. My album only has about half of these songs, but I also have 2 of their 45's. I love this group and their lyrics are hilarious and clever(favorite cut "Love And Food")...I highly recommend this and will have to buy it on CD now! Now if I could only find that compilation-"We Did 'Em Our Way"."
The most cheerful Rock Album ever
harleymania | 01/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Good Rock, great band, great lyrics, these guys are just having fun and you can hear it. If you like good, driving British Rock, you must own this!Alan"