Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
HA! HA! HA!
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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An under-appreciated classic of punk-glam new wave
Paul J. Escamilla | NYC | 07/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I used to listen to a friend's copy of this album back around when it came out, but I had forgotten how excellent most of it is.
This is Ultravox when they were just starting out, and although the Roxy Music & Eno influences are heavily apparent, the snotty energy of the punk movement is what makes this album blast out of the speakers. It's in a similar vein to the first Gary Numan album, a sort of computerized glam-punk.
I would highly recommend Ha-Ha-Ha to fans of Roxy Music, Eno, Gary Numan, the Buzzcocks, David Bowie and classic new wave. It should also appeal to fans of newer bands like Interpol, stellastarr*, the Stokes, Elefant, the Rapture, TV on the Radio, etc etc....
Excellent - Gary Numan's faves at the time
F. A Lardino | FiveStarPhony,NJ | 02/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Foxx's Ultravox is still one of my all time favorite groups. The first 3 albums with John were the best. This may be the best of the three. Sadly, not many people in the UK or America paid any attention to that at the time. Gary Numan who is a very modest and generous fellow was huge at the time. Numan even said something along the lines that he wished his music was as good as the John Foxx era Ultravox.
John Foxx and Ultravox broke up because their records were not selling and I beleive it caused them to owe the record company money. Gary Numan continued to rally for the cause and hired Billy Currie to play on a few Numan songs. Midge Ure and the band reformed and did some great work but the John Foxx era stuff was the best in my opinion."
An underrated classic...
Lord Summerisle | Austin, TX | 01/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Ha Ha Ha" was unheralded upon its release in 1977; nearly thirty years later, it sounds like the great lost punk album - noisy, feedback-drenched, pissed off, John Foxx's every line a snarl. Song structures are often rudimentary - start slow and portentious, get loud and fast, freak out at the end - but hey, if the formula works, don't mess with it. They do provide some chill finally, in the form of closer "Hiroshima Mon Amour," a zombied-out beatbox ballad. A beautiful, chaotic, messy album, and light-years away from the mannered, mannequin eleganza of later Ultravox."