Awsome! Finally the b-sides on CD!
Ronald Ott | Chicago, IL | 08/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Album is great, no question about it. The bonus tracks are the b-side singles that you could never find. Laughing In The Face Of Death, Hangover From Hell, and Mess With The Killer were from the Prime Mover single. The best part of these fun songs are at the very end where Zodiac throws in a few jokes. You had to buy two versions of the Prime Mover single to get these songs. Whore Of Babylon, Lager Women From Hell, and Messin' With My Best Friends Girl (She's 6 foot 1 and had a gun) These were the b-sides of the Backseat Education single. Lager Women from Hell is one of my favorite Zodiac songs of all time. Dog Face Driver, Go Go Baby Dream Show, and Born To Be Wild are the b-sides from the Plant Girl single. I feel these were the worst of the bonus tracks on this CD. If you don't have these songs, and love Zodiac, you need to buy this.
Now we just need Psycho Active, and I Want Your Love. Maybe they could re-issue High Priest of Love with these as bonus tracks.
These guys were/are great I wish they would have gotten bigger in the States. I only remember them coming around once. They opened for GNR, and I missed the show, due to work. If you read this Zodiac, Please come back to the states! Come to Chicago, I've been giving people around here a taste of your music since '88 and we all want to see you! Stop writting books long enough to come vist us.
First Album with optional extras
Ennil Pwysau | 05/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Zodiac's first album is well known and already hailed as a classic. Therefore my review will concentrate on the seven bonus tracks. Overall, they are probably all demos and it's no wonder some of them didn't make it onto an album anywhere. Highlights are Whore of Babylon which is classic Zodiac Mindwarp and a great rock track and Messin' With My Best Friend's Girl, also a great ZM track. Lowlights are the fist two bonus tracks: Laughing In The Face Of Death and Hangover From Hell. Both are poor and really only show the band playing around with their studio time to make filler tracks.
Of the album itself, buy it - like I said above it's a classic, Zodiac is a great songwriter with a wry sense of humour and the band are as tight a rock group as you'd hope to hear."