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February 01, 2011

A New World Record - Electric Light Orchestra [1976]


Rockaria is shit. Deeply, irredeemably shit. And yes, there's done been talk about the worldwide consensus on taking Lynne out to the street and shooting him like a mangy English sheep dog for his Beatles Anthology "work". And yet, and yet...

Tightrope (Lennon glitter stomp dust up), Telephone Line (thumbs aloft melody trumps 70s Macca, at every turn), So Fine (whoo whoo), Living Thing (a little bit George, a little bit bloody brilliant), Do Ya (sound of 80s rock being invented: a good thing, believe).

Jeff, all is forgiven. Almost.

Oddi wrth y brawd
higher and higher, baby

1 comment:

Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

No forgiveness. Not now, not ever.

But for some strange reason Terry Howie always had a soft spot for them.

Each to their own.