11/07/2008

NINE BELOW ZERO - Don't point your finger


NINE BELOW ZERO Don't point your fingers 1981 320 kbps

One way street / Doghouse / Liquor lover / Helen / Ain't comin' back / I won't lie / Treat her right / Three times enough / Sugar mama / Don't point your finger at the guitar man / Rockin' Robin / You can't please all the people all the time.
Produced by Glyn Johns.
Nine Below Zero : Denis Greaves : lead vocals , guitar / Mark Felthamp : vocals, harp / Peter Clark : bass / Stix Burkey : drums .
or many discerning fans, Nine Below Zero far outpaced the Jam wannabes that doomed Britain's so-called mod revival era. They even opened for the Who, whose favorite producer, Glyn Johns, oversaw this second A&M album. (Like other 1979-era revivalist bands, the group has re-formed on an intermittent basis.) Nine Below Zero show themselves as sharp players with plenty of hooks up their sleeves. Stix Burkey and Peter Clark whack out a disciplined rhythm attack without fussiness or flourishes, leaving the interplay to singer/harpist and the main songwriter, lead guitarist Denis Greaves . Greaves' tunes successfully execute '60s R&B toughness, yet are updated enough to grace a teen scooter fanatic's good books. "One Way Street" is a punchy, doing-it-my-way anthem ("They told me to go by the book/But look at the time that it took"), while the roughhouse R&B of the title track and "Treat Her Right" come across like a speedier Yardbirds. The feel's that close, but Denis Greaves and cohorts have the skill to pull it off. The group expresses their bluesier side on "Ain't Comin' Back" and the slow-burning "Sugar Mama," and also dips back into '50s-style roots rave-ups with a credible cover of "Rockin' Robin." "Helen"'s trebly poppiness offers another nice diversion, being a working stiff's plea to his anxious wife ("You're the one I'm thinking of/When I come home late from my job"). An unpretentious sense of humor also makes itself heard on the title track and "Liquor Lover," which chides a girlfriend who's too fond of the fizzy stuff (which is reminiscent of how Rockpile sent up overeating on their own "Knife and Fork"). Greaves' quest for authenticity occasionally falls flat; "Three Times Enough" is as barely disguised a rewrite of "The Train Kept a-Rollin'" as you'll ever hear. However, the group's enthusiasm is contagious in all the right places, as typified by its anthemic closer, "You Can't Please All the People All the Time." Don't let the revivalist tag stop you from putting this album in your collection. Allmusic

9 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

NINE BELOW ZERO "Don't point your finger ..." 320 kbps + covers

Enjoy it & LEAVE COMMENTS if you like it !

Anonyme a dit…

Great band in their day. Never really get mentioned much now but deserve to be spoken of in the same breath as the Hot Rods and the Feelgood’s. 'Live At The Marquee' is one of the best live R ‘n B albums there is.

Doug a dit…

Thanks.Agree with the previous comment.A great live band.The 'Live At The Marquee' would be an excellent post!

Anonyme a dit…

Thee best version of Rockin' Robin ever! Thanks for the post.

mug a dit…

thanks!

J. Sterling Ellison a dit…

Might just be me, but some files are corrupt or something. Also, Live at Marquee, if you have it, would indeed be a great post. Thanks for EVERYTHING! Keep it up!

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

I've checked all the files & they're OK ... try it again !

Anonyme a dit…

What a beautiful album!!! And please, can you upload Live At The Marquee too?

bobbysu a dit…

thank you very much