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BLOODY TOURISTS

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3.21 | 84 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars Well what can be said about this fine album. Actually this was generally panned by the critics but it received negative criticism in the main because of the musical changes eveident at that time as in Punk, New Wave etc. ' Bloody Tourists' is a rich tapestry of equisite songpieces, a conceptual masterwork and overall an exceedingly well created album. There is the usual humour, smut and alocoholic/weed related incidents to give this more entertainment value than a month of Eastender's episodes.

' Dreadlock Holiday' leads the way with a typical reggae pastiche about Jamaican splendour as in plants but also shaded by the unsavoury experience of being mugged!' Shock on the Tube'another great smutty classic about seducung the bird across the way whilst the trip is underway. All great imaginitive lyrics with equally solid music to back it up The simplistic " Last Night' is typical 10CC and the brilliant ' Anonymous Alcoholics' ends side one of the old vinyl.

Side two for me has the better and more sophisticated material with " Reds In My Bed', the beautiful ' Tokyo" and the sardonic " Old Mister Time", thought provoking stuff. Personally I believe this was a much better effort than Deceptive Bends and also their pinnacle in terms of creative output. Highly recommended 4 stars.

Chris S | 4/5 |

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