Here`s the Aussie Modsters, The Green Circles, first UK release by Biff Bing Pow, though it is actually their third Album release, the first of which I was lucky enough to have had the chance of reviewing a few years back and I've been a keen fan eversince!
This release is basically a compilation of the best of their first two albums,Get On The Outside Of This & the more recent, Brass Knobs, Bevelled Edges and in 23 Positions. There`s 17 stomping great tracks on this CD, 16 top picks from their released albums and one Live track adding to the whole cool ambiance.
Starting the proceedings is "Kneejerk Reaction", stunning first track! laying the path for more cool!, followed directly by, "Double O Eyes", just gotta be my favourite track, "Brown House In Stepney", 60`s influenced Power Pop, next up it`s, "Make The Night", another Powerpopper even mentions riding Vespa`s , "Black Vinyl Heart", ace tune! then it's, "Colour Me There", showing their 60`s influences, The Who cum The Creation here, "1969", great harmonica on this track another 60`s influenced classic, "I`m So Glad", swirly hammond laden Powerpop, "Kiss The Moon" & "You Think I Don`t Know", continue the Powerpop theme as does, "In Her Own Time", great vocals by Gilbert make this another top track for me!, "Amourette" & "Wunderkind", both follow the Powerpop path, "Given Time", the new Purple Hearts? Mark Gilbert doing a cool Bob Manton impression again, modern twist with revival, great tune!, "Do You Sing?", a surefire, Modern Anthem this one!, "Paper Scissors Rock", another 60`s Creation influenced number and last but not least it`s, "Get On The Outside Of This", swinging Live track leaving the sense of a job well done to the ears!
Having spoken to the guys recently, they said that they`d love to come to the UK and do a few gigs, I for one would be in the crowd cheering them on!
Maintain the Cool! get out and buy this CD Now!
Reviewed By Buster.