Classic College Radio
David J. Spuria | Webster, Massachusetts | 02/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can believe it's been 25 years since this album came out. I was the manager of a college radio station in Bridgewater MA at Bridgewater State College. WBIM. We were known for playing every genre and mixing it all up like a blender. Alt-rock was all new to me. I had to play the part of actually liking this stuff. The Hoodoo Gurus allowed me to retain my classic rock roots, while at the same time being okay with some of the strange stuff that eventually would go mainstream in the 90's. This collection is a dark collection of mildly pop-psychedelic garage rock tunes that contain enough fun and sarcasm to make any college kid cut class. We killed "I Want You Back". It topped the college radio "charts" and likely gave the folks at A&M some unexpected revenue. The band eventually was asked to tone down most of their garage tendencies in favor of a more polished pop-rock sound. Other amazing tracks include "My Girl", "Kamikaze Pilot", "Dig It Up", "Leilani" and pretty much everything. We played the whole damn thing. This will bring you back to a class you skipped or how radical you once were. Superb music for a time gone by."