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    Posted: December 31 2008 at 11:57
just bought their first album. slightly dissappointed. sound like a weaker version of caravan. i thought it would be a bit more adventurist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2008 at 12:03
That's too bad.  It's one of my favorite albums.  Oh well.

What sort of "adventure" are you looking for?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2008 at 12:47
i jist thought they would be a bit more avant gard, a bit like gong or national health.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2008 at 12:52
Originally posted by flaxton

i jist thought they would be a bit more avant gard, a bit like gong or national health.


Ah, I see.  If "avant-garde" is your thing, have you checked out RIO/Avant prog or Zeuhl?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 04:17
thanks. i will check on them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 05:42
It's rather a subdued album, in many ways. Often rather quiet and dreamy. Don't give up on it just yet - spin it a few more times and the wonderful subtleties of the album will hopefully start to be a bit more noticeable for you. I think to call them "a weaker version of caravan" is to really do them a massive injustice.

Also, try their second album as well. It's much more lively, and you'll hear a LOT of National Health in there, especially in tracks like Mumps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 08:43
I agree with TP - try the Rotters Club. As far as I'm concerned the Hatfields are great.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 08:50
A weaker version of CaravanConfused? I find even the Hatfields' first effort generally more demanding a listen than Caravan (though this is not intended as a value judgment - I love both bands, as my reviews show quite clearly). On the other hand, it is also true that their first album is quite subdued and atmospheric, while their second, The Rotters' Club, is more complex and upbeat. Both are great albums, in my opinion - though I've seen the band described as 'easy-listening  influenced jazz-rock' (or something to that effect).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 11:50
the connection with caravan is mostly the vocals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 11:58
Originally posted by flaxton

the connection with caravan is mostly the vocals.


Well, yes, that's a pretty good connection.  Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2009 at 12:22

Rotters club is one of my all time favourites , and those bonus tracks are exellent.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2009 at 11:48
i have listened to it again and it is definately a grower. thanks guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2009 at 15:06
I love both of them, mostly Rotter's Club.

Can't believe the japanesse minilp sleeve cds doesn't contains the bonus tracks that already appeared on earlier editions. Shame!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2009 at 15:14
Rotters is a classic. The debut album is cool, but probably has 2 or 3 too many tracks. Hatfield are great though Smile
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