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This is the 1st domestic compilation from this British new wave/power-pop combo best known for their hit 'Turning Japanese'. Contains that song, plus all of the other tunes from the U.S. version of their debut album 'Ne... more »
This is the 1st domestic compilation from this British new wave/power-pop combo best known for their hit 'Turning Japanese'. Contains that song, plus all of the other tunes from the U.S. version of their debut album 'New Clear Days', plus 4 tracks from their second album 'Magnets'. 14 tracks.
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Dale Sparks | Scottsdale, AZ United States | 07/19/2000
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"Not sure what John Aizlewood was listening to in the 1980's but the Vapors rate with ANYONE as true masters of the Post Punk/New Wave era. 1. Turning Japanese is NOT about masturbation (see sleeve to similar anthology called 'Vaporized' ) 2. of all the great albums of the 1980's (and there were 100's), this rates in my top ten. I think about this album in the same light as Regatta de Blanc by the Police or the Pretenders first album or Joe Jackson's Big World or Elvis Costello or U2's Boy, or some of Peter Gabriel's work - The Vapors were masters and remain completely undiscovered. Don't miss this if you liked music in the 1980's even slightly."
The Vapors: Misunderstood & Underrated!
T. L. BROWN | Portland, OR United States | 03/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even in the '80s, I didn't know a soul who appreciated this band as I did in my teen angst, new wave way. Sure, "Turning Japanese" was great fun, but the Vapors' effect was really a cumulative one. You need to hear a number of songs (preferably taking in _Magnets_ as well as _New Clear Days_) before passing judgment on these guys: Letter from Hiro, News at Ten, Trains, Sixty Second Interval, Magnets... it's purely random that Vapors aren't considered classics of the era.As for the Jam complaints: you'll hear Jam moments here, but that's hardly anything to get pissy about. The overall tone and *style* of the Jam v. Vapors are different enough that comparing them is a bit ridiculous. Rather like asserting that you can't have fun listening to Madness because The Specials were so good. Who cares? They're both good."
douglas lowenthal | Reno, NV USA | 10/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jam? I may be dated at 50, but I never noticed them (or much else on the pop scene during this period). In 1980, the Vapor's first album was essential, discrete, high-energy, disaffected British youth punk. I loved it then and still do. Makes me feel 16. I had been looking for this CD for years and finally found it. Thanks Amazon.com."