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V2
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
 
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UK reissue of the long lived punk band's 1978 sophomore album features 15 tracks including the UK top 40 single 'Automatic Lover' along with two bonus tracks, 'Judy Says (Knock You In The Head)' (another UK top 40 single) ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Vibrators
Title: V2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 8/10/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5099749333826

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Album Description
UK reissue of the long lived punk band's 1978 sophomore album features 15 tracks including the UK top 40 single 'Automatic Lover' along with two bonus tracks, 'Judy Says (Knock You In The Head)' (another UK top 40 single) & 'Pushing Too Hard' (Seeds cover). Captain Oi! 2004.
 

CD Reviews

Fine follow-up to Pure Mania
David V. Watts (dwatts@wt.net) | Houston, TX | 08/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this first came out I ignored it (that was back in 78) What a mistake. It soon disapoeared (as the Vibrators moved from label to label) and the CD version has been 20 years in the making. Well now it ifs finally here and I was nervous putting it on the stereo - how good was it?Well I can report that it's great! What a pity that i waited this long, but at least I have it now. This is fine follow-up to Pure Mania. Maybe not quite as good, but still true to the spirit of the band - which is good melodies, strong guitar playing. Buy it today :-)"
Non stop raw energy
Fritz L. Vaupel | Seattle, WA United States | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this album came out in '78 I kept a copy of it in my jacket pocket and emediatly thrust it into the nearest cassete player everywhere I would go. "tevdras" is soooo wrong about V2. Trying too hard? This was 1978, mainstream music was comatose. If it was not for bands like the Vibrators "trying hard" we would still be doomed to bands like Bostan and Journey. This cd oozes energy all the way through. Flying Duck Theory has been stuck in my head for 27 years!! Pure Mania and Automatic Lover are perfect examples of early British punk. And as far as the album being an import, back in the day the best stuff was usually found in the import section. Why do you think bands like the Ramones and the Stooges never made it big or got air time on the radio? Americans for the most part are clueless when it comes to good music. This cd is a punk classic and should be in your collection allready if you know anything about early punk rock. Check it out or you will be missing out."
Classic Punk - Should be in Everyone's Collection
Warren BONES | Sydney | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is such a great album, much better than their first which was very one-dimensional and almost a parody of punk. This record sees a more assured band pushing their boundaries without ever over-stretching or losing their focus. The opening track puts their first effort behind them in a blitzkreig of guitar and cut-up sounds and lyrical snippets that threatens to overwhelm but never quite does. And its fast, really fast. It sets the perfect tone for the rest of the album which has hardly an ordinary song on it. Stand-outs for me are the opening Pure Mania, Flying Duck Theory, Nazi-Baby [which features the Berlin Symphonia doing orchestral strings] and Troops of Tomorrow, which has been covered a couple of times. There is a lot more variety on this album than on their first release but the staples are hard and fast, just as good punk should be.
The artwork is senstaional and pretty much exactly like the original LP [which I still have]. This album gets just as much time in my CD player as early Wire, Buzzcocks or Ruts does but I think I enjoy it more because it was such a long time coming."