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Fast Cars-Who Loves Jimmy Anderton? Live at Deeply Vale

Fast Cars

Who Loves Jimmy Anderton? Live at Deeply Vale

Format: CD   Release Date: 09/12/2006
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Fast Cars were once a mere footnote in the punk archives, just another group of never-weres that formed in the fiery excitement of the late-'70s U.K. music scene. They gamely trotted around their hometown, released a few singles, then disappeared back into obscurity, only to become the object of a later generation of Japanese collectors' desire for the very rarity of their records. The upward-spiraling prices paid for their platters prompted Fast Cars to re-form and take to the road once more; it is this album (Who Loves Jimmy Anderton? Live at Deeply Vale), however, that captures them in their 1979 heyday, playing before an enthusiastic crowd at the ~Deeply Vale Festival. The sound is acceptable, the mix is middling, but the Fasties are in fine form, storming through an incendiary 11-song set, and even if the mix makes it all sound a bit crash, bang, wallop, the bands' hooks still manage to shine through. The Buzzcocks provided the group's impetus for forming, and the fact they named themselves after a Steve Diggle's song is telling; but the Jam, the Heartbreakers, and the Rezillos also left their mark, as did the Who and even rockabilly sounds. "Who Loves Jimmy Anderton?," a barb at the controversial Mancunian Chief of Police, is the best song the Buzzcocks never wrote, but it's "The Kids Just Wanna Dance," a number the group debuted here and later recorded as a single, that best encapsulates their style. Fast and furious, wildly anthemic, and lashed with flashing and flaming lead guitar, the band slammed pop-punk into street punk with mighty abandon. With their tough sound, blazing delivery, and madly melodic music, the Fast Cars were cruising straight into the modern age, creating a sound more in keeping with modern hardcore than second-wave punk rock. So here they are, revved up and ready to go -- the Fast Cars in all their original glory. ~ Jo-Ann Greene, Rovi

  • Format: CD
  • Release Date: 09/12/2006
  • Record Label: Oz/T Morpheus
  • UPC: 5033531078328
  • Product ID: 2661240

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