Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
TOO Many Best Hits Collections
retro-man-retro | California | 06/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"That's right! There's Too Many "Best Hits Collections" of these guys. At last count there were more collections of Hooter songs than original albums issued. That's just plain WAKED. I suggest buying "zig zag", "Nervous Night" and "One Way Home" via the used venue here on amazon. This way you own ALL of the great music & YOU decide what their best hits are for yourself, don't let some record industry suit do it for you."
Get This One, NERVOS NIGHT, And HOOTERIZATION
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you buy this CD along with NERVOUS NIGHT and HOOTERIZATION, you will have everything you need by the Hooters. Each contains some songs not on the others, so to truly have the best of this wonderful Philadelphia band, you really need all three CDs, even if NERVOUS NIGHT was the band's defining moment."
Sounded wonderful for fourteen years - terrible now
mianfei | 03/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"For many years, I adored the folksy tone of the Hooters' big 1985 hits "All You Zombies" and "And We Danced", especially the twangy mandolins and seemingly melodic accordions. "All You Zombies". When I was a young student, indeed seemed prophetic in the warnings of its lyrics (which I had never understood as a child thinking it went "all you scum inside your places" - whihc is of itself a warning), whilst "And We Danced" seemed powerful and driving like little on the radio during the 1990s.
Moreover, such songs as "Nervous Night", "Day By Day" and "Brother Don't You Walk Away" suggested the Hooters to be a band that really spoke to middle America like few others. The Hooters were able to rock me like few other bands during the late 1990s.
However, it is apparent that the driving character of so many of the songs is really pure pomp - like so many songs from the 1980s that were US hits. The tuneless vocals on "Satellite" - which sounded an aberration - really are the basic story of the Hooters' sound: so much of the guitar sound is merely the creation of producers. Something like "Johnny B" really had little beyond the pompous guitars that were no different from so many bands from Queen onwards, while "And We Danced" sounds today more like dated hard rock than the "folk" music that I thought the Hooters were producing. Today, it is difficult to associate the Hooters with genuine folk music, and the songs from the post-Nervous Night albums really sound horrible, notably the emotionless quasi-religious ballad "500 Miles".
Basically, an album that is perfect for those who love 80s music. Little to offer otherwise: sounds dated rather than like timeless folk."