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Saturday, 4 August 2007

ANGELS ON TELEVISION


Right then, here we go. This post's gonna concern itself with two of my favourite albums. First up its Fallen Angels by FALLEN ANGELS, who consisted of Knox from The Vibrators and members from Hanoi Rocks. Recorded in 1984 and the only time they played together as a 'group' It is far superior to anything Hanoi Rocks released and some of the best stuff Knox has written, both lyrically and musically. A great no nonsense rock'n'roll album. Highly recommended. Get it here. Next up it's those loveable lo-fi, psychedelic modsters TELEVISION PERSONALITIES with their masterpiece The Painted Word. It is a bleak, depressing but thoroughly compelling record, tales of alienation and emotional rejection, it's intense stuff. The track Back To Vietnam is probably the most harrowing anti-war track I've heard, (second only to No Doves Fly Here by The Mob.) Sense of Belonging and Paradise Estate are two beautiful and miserable observations of a society in decline, and just as political as anything The Clash or Crass released. This also comes highly recommended. Get it here. Both these releases have helped me through good times and bad over the last 20 odd years, they have a soul and passion to them, and that's all you can ask from a band.

4 comments:

A Dashing Blade said...

"It is far superior to anything Hanoi Rocks released" . . . fighting talk where I come from, will be giving it a serious listen after d/ling!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Ooops, didn't mean to cause offence, cos I loved Hanoi, saw a good few of their shows on 2 steps from the move tour, and also when they did the co-headline tour with Johnny Thunders Oct 84, loved the music, image, slightly let down by lyrical content, hopefully you wont be dissapointed with Fallen Angels Mr or Mrs Blade.

eric said...

The Fallen Angels lp is great,I bought it when it came out and have loved it ever since. I also prefer it to Hanoi rocks, who come up short in my book.
Thanks for all the great posts and the commentaries, great stuff.

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