Good, melodic album - sadly overlooked
Mystery Biff | Quincy, MA USA | 08/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Remembered, if at all, for the really minor alternative hit "Can You Dig It", the Mock Turtles' "Turtle Soup" is actually a very well-written, catchy pop-rock album that got lost in the Madchester shuffle. "Kathy Come Home", "Mary's Garden", and a mellow cover of "The Willow Song", from the cult film "The Wicker Man", are all memorable tunes that measure up to the band's lone semi-hit. There's nothing here you haven't heard before, and singer Martin Coogan's vocals are pleasing if rather nondistinct, but "Turtle Soup" remains a lost album of sorts that deserves a better fate.