7" £0.99 OESB702
Ltd 7\" on Olde English Spelling Bee.
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Who calls their band Greatest Hits? The best band ever I guess. Now, as I'm sure most of you are aware just about anything coming out on Olde English Spelling Bee must obviously be good, so this is bound to amaze and excite in equal measures right? Ok, I've put it on and (no surprise) it's good...crazy good. Not an easy one to get my head around without any background but the impression I'm getting from opener 'Danse Pop' is one of a band who wanna resurrect the commercial dance-pop sound of the late 80's and subject it to some serious lo-fi party abuse. Now, I love it when the kids pick up on a lost treasure of a sound and re-wire to suit their own twisted youth agenda and taking on the crassness of commercial dance pop is an ingenious idea. On the other three tracks they indulge reggae pop (another big fave in the late 80's and early 90's), electro and quirky Residents-esque new wave stuff. In many ways the B-sides are not a million miles away from DAT Politics or Quintron due to the electro and the quirky elements that play such a significant role but there's something special about the A-side that I can't quite put my finger on......a few more plays and it'll come to me though.
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