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Subthread question: should I buy Rob Dickenson solo albums?
that horses one was unmemorable. Just go back and listen to Chrome
I love both.
Definitely the best interpolation of US rock by a British band during the 90's and one of the great guitar-rock albums of that era. Happy Days showed moments of promise but was inconsistent and a bit rushed. The follow-up was fully-fledged epic genius. And the songs if anything get better as the album goes along.
Oh yeah, the secret ingredient IS latter-period Talk Talk (in the shape of Tim Friese-Green) just in case you were wondering why the damn thing has so much *soul*
I don't think I heard anything past Painful Thing ep. They were pretty bad then.
If you think there's even the slightest chance you could like it. Never really got into Ferment, but Chrome is properly good.
Yeah that's about it
(see also Swervedriver) - Rob Dickinson had a great soulful voice and could clearly knock out some serious catchy songs - they deserved every little bit of success that came their way. I Want to Touch You, Crank, Black Metallic, Delicious are all bona fide bangers!
I remember seeing them a few times touring Chrome after they had done really well in the states. They showed up at places like Joiners in Southampton with this awesome light show with lasers and stuff. Was great seeing that sort of thing in the back room of a really grotty pub.