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Right Said Fred
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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All Artists: Right Said Fred
Title: Smashing
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Import
Release Date: 5/9/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Disco, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s, Euro Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724348426321

CD Reviews

Proving they are more than "I'm Too Sexy"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is their third release and they keep getting better. I was a huge fan of "I'm Too Sexy" and thought they only had that one album, then on a vacation overseas I stumbled across their next album "Sex & Travel" and thought I'd check it out. I loved it. This album, "Smashing!", is also a score. I was really pleased with it. I have listened to it over and over. It's really good. It is filled with good dance songs. Too bad they didn't get airplay in the states, there are some definite hits, such as "Living on a Dream", "Big Time", & "Favorite Thrill" oh, and we can't forget the fantastic cover of Kenny Rodger's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". Richard Fairbrass has one of the sexiest male voices in the industry, too bad they have been given such a bad as a one hit wonder band. (Remember, "Don't Talk Just Kiss"? It was huge in the US too!)"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Right Said Fred, America's darlings in 1991-92 with such massive hits as "I'm Too Sexy" and "Don't Talk Just Kiss." Did you know that they released a SECOND album, "Sex and Travel," in 1993? No? It had some incredibly catchy and danceable tunes on it! Were you also aware that they produced a THIRD album in 1996? It was called "SMASHING!" and is arguably their best effort. Well, I never heard of it until 1999, thanks to a web-search, inspired by my curiosity as to why these immensely talented musicians were "no longer recording." They've just released a FOURTH CD, "Fredhead." And it's incredible. My main point is this: "I'm Too Sexy," "Don't Talk," and "UP," etc... were an enormous success in the States. So why did the record executives drop them? At least they could have been afforded a sophomore release in America. But no -- instead, all their subsequent albums have been exclusively European releases. In a country (U.S.) where fraudulent hit artists such as "Milli Vanili," after being exposed for their scam, can still find someone to release an album of their OWN songs, entitled, "Rob and Fab," why are Right Said Fred, possibly the TRUE "Next Beatles," shunned? (By the way, "Rob and Fab" sold less than 10,000 copies in the States, but at least they were given a chance!) My advice to you -- and all fans of melodic, danceable, hook-filled music -- is to order this CD, and ALL of the Freds' CD's, from Amazon. Maybe someday some fat-cat will notice the interest and decide to bring this enormously talented group back to the United States.
LONG LIVE FRED!!! (and once you get into the "Fred Groove," you'll know EXACTLY what I'm talking about! Please take this review to heart, keeping in mind that, if I didn't love this group so much, I'd still think that "UP" was their one and only album. It's almost like a Beatle fan, after 10 years, discovering that the Fab Four actually recorded a few albums after "A Hard Day's Night!" WHAT'S GOING ON???"
Worth the purchase if you like FRED.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you liked "UP" for more than just "I'm too sexy" you'll like this. Perhaps their best yet. A definite continuation from "Sex and Travel". Very harmonious... buy this CD!"