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Hip Priest & Kamerads
Hip Priest & Kamerads
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Fall
Title: Hip Priest & Kamerads
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Beggars UK - Ada
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 6/27/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, British Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075679256621

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Compilation of Kamera Records tracks
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Collecting both sides of non-LP singles, and selected album tracks from "Hex Enduction Hour" and "Room To Live," this album essentially is a compliment to "Palace Of Swords Reversed," which gathered tracks from The Fall's time at Rough Trade Records. "Hip Priests and Kamerads" isn't as strong an album as that other compilation, but it does boast some pretty good tracks, such as both sides of the "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul"/"Fantastic Life" single, "The Classical" and "Hip Priest." It also is the only place one can find the studio versions of the "Look, Know"/"I'm Into C.B.!" single, as well as 5 live tracks of songs from "Hex Enduction Hour," 4 of them not on the original release. These range from the great ("Just Step Sideways") to the average ("Mere Pseud Mag. Editor") to the awful ("And This Day," which is a bad song to begin with). I would not make this the first album to buy of the Fall, but once you have established your fanship, it will be necessary."
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a hit and miss album but is a gem nonetheless. One song called The Classical is one of my favorite Fall songs ever. It's totally gothic sounding with a hypnotic bass line. Jaw Bone is a classic post-punk song. Some tunes totally suck and are so repetitive you will have to fast foward. And there is a 15 minute song called And This Day that no one can play for more than four minutes. But with The Fall you have to take the good with the bad."