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|The Celibate Rifles|
Platters du Jour
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Rock
This is the compilation of all of The Celibate Rifles Hot singles released prior to 1990: A, B, C & Sides; 23 tracks all up, with many only available on this album. Platters Du Jour shows this band, which so often seemed o... more »
This is the compilation of all of The Celibate Rifles Hot singles released prior to 1990: A, B, C & Sides; 23 tracks all up, with many only available on this album. Platters Du Jour shows this band, which so often seemed on the verge of falling apart, are more than the disposable "pun on punk" they may have started as. 2005.
Platters That Matter
Kathy Fennessy | 10/31/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It isn't a greatest hits collection (like 1993's Sofa), but Platters Du Jour presents a more well rounded picture of the Celibate Rifles' talent and versatility (which has only increased over the years). It gathers all of the Aussie clan's singles--A-sides, B-sides, alternate takes, remixes, and live versions--onto one convenient disc. All four tracks from their hard-to-find '82 EP, But Jacques, the Fish, are even included in the mix.
The basic sound is hard rocking punk-pop. The mood is positive, unpretentious, occasionally humorous and, even socially conscious ("Rain Forest"). Taking their inspiration from the Ramones, the Saints, and the Rolling Stones, the Rifles add a little twang ("Out in the West Again") and surf ("Summer Holiday Blues") to the equation. Covers include a faithful take on the truck-driving classic "Six Days on the Road," a garagey "Dancing Barefoot," and a speedy--downright exuberant--"I'm Waiting for the Man," which drains every drop of darkness from the Velvet Underground original."