Best Of: 18 Big Ones


Best Of: 18 Big Ones by Rhino at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''Rock and roll's a loser's game,'' goes a Mott the Hoople line borrowed for an epigram for this best-of. It invokes the story of this New Jersey band on two levels. First, these guys were smart enough to draw on slightly left-field influences while remaining sufficiently modern to gripe about the FM stranglehold of ''Classic Rot.'' Second, like Mott's Ian Hunter, they bet big and lost big. This collection of semi-hits and obscurities might well have been titled ''Work for Food.'' Singer John Ea


Best Of: 18 Big Ones by Rhino
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"Rock and roll's a loser's game," goes a Mott the Hoople line borrowed for an epigram for this best-of. It invokes the story of this New Jersey band on two levels. First, these guys were smart enough to draw on slightly left-field influences while remaining sufficiently modern to gripe about the FM stranglehold of "Classic Rot." Second, like Mott's Ian Hunter, they bet big and lost big. This collection of semi-hits and obscurities might well have been titled "Work for Food." Singer John Easdale wrote that song for Hi-Fi Sci-Fi, the outfit's 1993 swan song. Imagining himself a few years past his minor stardom, Easdale sang of pushing a shopping cart full of Dramarama memorabilia, aluminum cans, and his baby blanket. The song roared with power chords, bitterness, and resignation, flipping the rock cliché "keep on rollin'" onto its side. Girls who don't count sleeping with the radio on as being alone, non sequitur rhetorical questions, promises of everything, all tied up with bashes and riffs and madly catchy hooks--these are the stuff of Dramarama songs. Typically, 18 Big Ones comes a day late and a dollar short--maybe the same buck Easdale passes to a street-corner denizen in "Last Cigarette." But it also stands as testament to the fact that, whatever else, Dramarama lived up to its end of the bargain. --Rickey Wright

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Additional Information

Manufacturer:
Rhino
Category:
Jangle Pop
Release Date:
1996-10-29
UPC:
081227351625
Artist:
Dramarama
Publisher:
Rhino
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.23 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.2 pounds
Package Size:
4.9 x 0.4 x 5.4 inches

 


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