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Pure Mania
Vibrators
Pure Mania
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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UK reissue of the long lived punk band's 1977 debut album features 19 tracks including the singles, 'Baby Baby' & 'London Girls', as well as four bonus tracks, 'London Girls' (Live), 'Stiff Little Fingers' (Live), 'We Vibr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Vibrators
Title: Pure Mania
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 2/1/2008
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074643503822, 886972397627, 5032556124126

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UK reissue of the long lived punk band's 1977 debut album features 19 tracks including the singles, 'Baby Baby' & 'London Girls', as well as four bonus tracks, 'London Girls' (Live), 'Stiff Little Fingers' (Live), 'We Vibrate' (Single), & 'Whips & Furs' (Single Version). Includes booklet with updated liner notes by drummer Eddie, lyrics by vocalist Knox, rare photos of the band, & rare picture sleeve memorabilia. Captain Oi! 2004.

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CD Reviews

The forgotten heroes of the UK punk scene
03/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Vibrators released the second UK punk single (after the Damned and before the Sex Pistols) and this was the third UK punk album (after the Damned and the Clash but again before the Sex Pistols). Despite their historic importance the Vibrators have never really received the recognition they deserve, partly because they didn't have a Malcolm McLaren or a Bernie Rhodes behind them and partly because they didn't have (or want) a gimmick. The Damned had their wild burlesque, the Clash their political sloganeering and the Sex Pistols..... well they were the Sex Pistols!!! The Vibrators, however were content just to churn out finely crafted rock songs - main man Knox in particular has created some of the grittiest love songs this side of Lou Reed. They are still going today. No, not reformed like so many old punk bands recently, STILL GOING. Still producing great records (currently working on what I believe will be their 13th studio album) and still not so much underrated as just plain forgoten about. This is a crime."
One of my all time favorites!!
A. M. Rowe | N. Syracuse, NY USA | 04/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is in my top ten all time favorite releases by a punk band. The Vibrators were more on the poppier side of [other band], not as poppy as the [other band], but definitely not as crude as the Sex Pistols. This opens with "Into the Future", an instant punk classic. They can go from great punk-mush like "Sweet, Sweet Heart" and "Baby, Baby", to harder rocking all-out punk pop like "Stiff Little Fingers" and "I Need a Slave". The titles of these songs are pretty self-explanatory! This is one cd any self-proclaimed fan of punk should absolutely have in their collection!!!"
The Great Lost Punk CD
B. Lynch | USA | 10/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Somehow, PURE MANIA by The Vibrators fell between the cracks. I guess they weren't as fashion conscious as the bands that followed The Sex Pistols and The Clash. What a shame, because this CD contains some of the best punk/new wave material to come out of the UK; as good as The Clash & the Pistol's debuts. The Fashion conscious bands are gone and no one even recalls their music. This CD shows that bands which eschew fashion trands are often the one's who create true art.Best cuts: Into the Future, She's Bringing You Down, London Girls, Petrol, Bad Time."