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Direct Hits - Here There or Anywhere 23 Mod Pop Classics 1982-1986 (2014)

4-04-2015, 22:44
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Direct Hits - Here There or Anywhere 23 Mod Pop Classics 1982-1986  (2014)

Artist: Direct Hits
Title Of Album: Here There or Anywhere 23 Mod Pop Classics 1982-1986
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Cherry Red Records
Genre: Alternative, Rock, Indie Pop, Psychedelic
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 76:42 min
Total Size: 176 / 520 MB
WebSite: amazon


01 - Modesty Blaise
02 - English Girls
03 - Girl in a Picture
04 - The Old Curiosity Shop (Featuring Dan Treacy on Piano)
05 - My Back Pages
06 - What Killer Aleister Crowley?
07 - Miranda Berkley
08 - This Was Marc Deans
09 - Captivating Eyes
10 - Henry the Unhappy Inventor
11 - Theme from the Munsters (Live Version Berlin 1985)
12 - My Car
13 - I Started Counting
14 - So Sad, I Don't Feel Too Bad (Live Version Berlin 1985)
15 - I've Got Eyes
16 - She's Not Herself Today
17 - Miles Away
18 - (Just Like An) Abacus
19 - She's Not Here, There or Anywhere
20 - Last Time I Saw the Sunrise
21 - Heat and Sun
22 - Christina
23 - She Really Didn't Care (Remix)

The mod revival in England didn't die out in the '70s when the Jam got more complicated, or when bands like Secret Affair and the Lambrettas ran out of purple hearts. There were still isolated pockets of skinny ties and smart suits with bands like the Direct Hits, the Times, and the Jetset keeping it retro-real for the faces. Here, There or Anywhere is a career-spanning collection of tracks by the Direct Hits that gathers up singles, songs from both their albums (1984's Blow Up and 1986's House of Secrets), a couple unreleased songs, and a live take on "Theme from the Munsters." The Hits mixed plenty of psych pop and folky jangle into their songs — factors that no doubt led to them recording for Dan Treacy of Television Personalities' Whaam! label — and had a knack for writing catchy melodies. Early single "Modesty Blaise" does well in setting up their template of retro imagery, classic sounds, and hooks, but as they progressed their sound got richer and a little tougher. Songs from their second album, like the "My Generation"-quoting "Miles Away" and "Heat and Sun," have a wiry punch not too far away from power pop bands like the Plimsouls. The group packed it in before their output took any kind of noticeable dip in quality, and even though they didn't have any hits, direct or otherwise, a listen to this collection proves that they are definitely worth rediscovering whether you drive a scooter or just like well-crafted and well-played '60s-influenced pop.

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loverr   User offline   4 April 2015 23:15

vielen dank

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