In Which Golden Earring Meets MTV
Steve Elliott | Seattle, WA USA | 10/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Golden Earring, the talented Dutch foursome of long duration (they've basically had the same configuration for 40 years now, since 1965) has an amazing body of work. Many of their finest moments occurred throughout the 70s and 80s, and this period culminated with 1982's "Cut."
This well-written, well-played, accessible album made the Earring MTV favorites with the taut video for "Twilight Zone," whose film noirish atmosphere provided an effective context for the driving rhythms and urgent vocals of "Zone."
Hopefully this album will inspire new fans to explore the deep and pleasurable Earring catalog, perhaps starting with 1973's "Moontan" and its smash radio hit "Radar Love," and hopefully continuing into such landmark albums as "Switch" (1974), "To The Hilt" (1975) and "Grab It For A Second" (1978).
"Cut" will certainly remind longtime listeners why they took a shine to the Earring in the first place.
Jessie | USA | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album for Twilight Zone, a song I've loved since I was a toddler. This was my first real CD purchase and I listened to it for quite a long time before purchasing Moontan and others. Cut, does of course, contain the near 8 minute version of their late 1982-early 1983 hit Twilight Zone. It also contains some other enjoyable classics suchbas Future and Lost And Found. There's also Last Of The Mohicans, which sounds a lot like their vinyl b-side to Twilight Zone, King Dark. The Devil Made Me Do It is another of their classics and was featured in two movies in the US: Frankie And Johnnie with Al Pacino and Michelle Pheiffer as well as Best Of The Best. It worked as an introduction album for me, and it might for you as well. As always, I must recommend buying the Bloody Buccaneers/Face It combo, as well as the two disc Last Blast Of The Century."