Verified Purchase. Social Distortion's first album is punk in the older vein - not hardcore like Black Flag, Circle Jerks or Fear musically but more akin to the early punk from NY or England.
Vocal style reminded me a bit of Johnny Rotten with a youthful sneering tone, but also some harmony which reminded me a bit of Walk Among Us era Misfits which Social Distortion actually played with on October 1, at Bob's Place in L. It took me a few listens to really get into this album, but when I did I found that the first five songs from the album appealed to me a lot more than the last four - the album kind of peters out in my opinion after Hour of Darkness.
The intro song "The Creeps" was cool, and you can totally picture them playing this at Bob's place opening for the Misfits. Apparently there is some kinship between Social Distortion and the Adolescents - whose song "Kids from the Black Hole" describes the early days of the respective band members.
I'm glad I purchased this but am a bit undecided if I should explore their later stuff the 2nd album didn't come out until 7 years later. I gather that they went into more of a rockabilly sensibility which isn't necessarily bad - I dig the Cramps , but when I hear stupid coined labels like "cow punk" or such, it makes me not really want to take the chance.
I am however pleased with this album and would suggest it to those interested in the early American NY and California Punk scenes. If you are strictly hardcore - Agnostic Front, Negative Approach and such, you probably wont like it.
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Listen Without Fail. This album is my favorite Social Distortion effort and a true punk classic. I've enjoyed it on vinyl, cassette, MP3 and now streaming. I doubt I'll ever tire of it, particularly the title track. Even the cover art is classic. If you haven't heard this album: start listening NOW! One person found this helpful. A punk rock classic gotta have it.
Great music. Listen to years ago when i was young and dumb skateboarding and freestyling bikes. See all reviews from the United States.
Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. The CD itself ,the booklet are in really good shape I'm really impressed by that and happy at the same time. The model takes into account factors including the age of a rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews.
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They used Hammond organ more in this album then in the following ones. I usually love groups first album, they don't bare the signature sound of the band, but they show exploratory dedication.
We start feeling Camel's signature sound in this album, but the sound is more founded in the late 60's early 70's then the subsequent albums. The quality of the sound is excellent as well as the quality or the instruments used. For sample the drummer uses some nicely shimmering cymbals we hear mostly in studio recording of 70's and early 80's.
It is true there are awesome guitar and bass lines. All 4 first albums are my favorites. The first one is the boldest of all. I love it. This is a great progressive rock album that was made before it was called progressive rock.
This is a jazzy, trippy, rockin, trip into the 70's. A friend of mine in college bought this album because he thought the cover was cool and it was an expensive import. He hated the album, so he let me have it but he kept the cover. Just a great classic rock song. Latimer is a talented guitar player and with Bardens form a great pair that would go on to produce some of the best mellow rock ever played. I just love the stripped down sound of this song.
Andy Ward sticks out on this one and proves why he was considered a drum prodigy. Never let is be said that Camel couldn't rock. There are two bonus tracks: one is the single version of "Never Let Go" and is not really necessary, but the second bonus track is the gem of this package. Taken from a Peter Bardens solo album and turned into a 19 jam session.
The quality of the recording is amazing. You will want to hear this one. This is my 50th review and it had to be a 5 star classic from one of my all time favorite bands.
This isn't only for fans of progressive rock as it is a very timely early seventies sounding classic rock album, more than a progressive one. Why bother with titles, if you haven't heard this one: Why not? Camel is an excellent band it's been around longer than I can remember I found out about them when I was in high school 50 years ago I graduated high school in I have many vinyl albums and CDs I'll never get rid of my vinyl albums ever I know great musicians when I hear them I am a past piano player and drummer play for many years.
It'a amazing. Hardly no one knows about this wonderful rock album! It's a darn shame. This is beautiful and complex progressive rock dominated with jazzy, electric guitar. The early 70's had a ton of great music: not just prog-rock but it seemed like ALL the music back then was really good.
Camel never disappoint and if you like '70s prog you should buy this. No gimmicks, no over extravagance, no pomp and no pretentiousness. There is something a bit more cool and chilled out to Camel than their contemporaries. In fact, it's safe to say that a lot of Camel's early work wouldn't be scoffed at in todays music world. Their debut really is something special. Ok, vocally, they were never that great, but musically, the fusion of jazz and swirling prog is smooth and accessible.
Why were they never more popular??? The songs are still fresh after 30 odd years, and the remastered sound is good. However, I feel that this album, and the next four they recorded are as good as if not better than the masterworks of those other luminaries. Old fossils? Go dig 'em up!!! Camel's debut album sounds at first like archetypal prog, but is so stylishly jazzy that at times it almost swings.
It also features a more prominent vocal, an aspect Camel struggle with, though to little concern. The haunting 'Never Let Go' is the most instant track. I first heard this on 'A Live Record' and, perhaps because of that, prefer that version. The bonuses include a minute live version of an old Bardens composition, a bonus indeed, but the regular album tracks are the stars of the show.
It's Camel. What can you say? The music speaks. Never ages. Love them now as I did in the 70s listening to Alan Freeman's rock show on a Saturday afternoon. One person found this helpful. Load more international reviews. Where Camel set out their stall - a great album. If you like Camel,youll love it, particularly the bonus live track. This first camel album has all the tracks I'd expect and a bit more so its twice what you'd expect.
I'm a long time fan so I'm bound to be biassed but this has been a great quality CD and regularly put into the car door pocket. Never let go. I do know that the default Camel logo is a Dromedary by the way!
Brilliant debut album from long time prog rockers. This album is just as I remembered it an excellent listen.
One of many great Camel albums, for me this is the best! I have this on vinyl and just had to replace it definitely a great first album and I cant stop listening to it even although it is over 40 years old. You've read the top international reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Bowie revisited the idea of re-recording tracks from the album in the late s,  s  and s,  a project which came to fruition in with the release of Never Let Me Down , two years after Bowie's death. This was the first Bowie album to have different length songs on the vinyl release than on the cassette and CD, with almost all the songs appearing on the latter having a longer running time than on the former.
The shortened LP version of the album was released digitally for the first time in on iTunes minus "Too Dizzy". The original Japanese release of the album included an exclusive re-recording of the song " Girls " sung in Japanese. On the LP the song was slotted at the end of side one.
In December , the album's proposed track order was different than what was released; it did not include the track "Never Let Me Down" as it had not yet been recorded and had eventual B-side " Girls " in its place. The track "Too Dizzy" has been deleted from subsequent reissues of the album at Bowie's request,  reportedly because it was his least favourite track on the album.
EMI released the second reissue in featuring bit digitally remastered sound but no bonus tracks, and also without "Too Dizzy". A Japanese re-release of the album, based on the EMI re-issue, included "Too Dizzy" on the track listing although the song itself doesn't appear on the CD. The reissue had the same track listing as the reissue.
In , the album was remastered by Parlophone and released on CD, LP, and digitally as part of the Loving the Alien — box set ; a standalone release of the album on all three aforementioned formats was issued in February of the following year. Adapted from the Never Let Me Down liner notes.
According to Reeves Gabrels , Bowie wanted to remake some of the songs almost immediately after the two met in late , and considered putting some of them on his next album, but Gabrels talked him out of it, suggesting it was too soon to do so. McNulty remix the track "Time Will Crawl"  in for his compilation of self-selected favourite songs, iSelect ,  and later included the same mix on his career-spanning 50th anniversary compilation, Nothing Has Changed. Of these musicians, Torn, Campbell, Lefebvre and Gabrels were all selected by Bowie before he died in to take a part in the project.
The album includes "newly 'remixed' artwork", unseen images from the original album's photo-shoot by photographer Greg Gorman , and was released as part of the box set Loving the Alien — He received the master tapes from the label  and "kept all of Bowie's vocals", some of the original acoustic guitars, and "anything distinctive" about the song,  such as Alomar's rhythm guitar on "Never Let Me Down" and Frampton's sitar on "Zeroes.
Each musician recorded their parts separately, and were not typically in the studio together,  although Torn and Gabrels did record together for one day at one point.
McNulty restored the live horns in the new version. The new version of the song has "one foot in the past and another in the present", saying "it was difficult.
Most of the lyrics are quite dark, but everything else about it is almost uplifting. I just thought, 'It makes sense to do something bright.
It's more multicultural. When the song ended, Mario looked at me and said, 'Well, that one's done then. I was pretty confident I could do a lot of that work with strings. I was just trying to find the right elements to fit the song. Luckily I know David and Laurie Anderson were good friends and she said yes to this [recording new vocals for the song] and it was really great of her.
Original musicians Alomar and Kizilcay were not part of the reproduction. Alomar approved of the changes to the album, but Kizilcay was unhappy with the new arrangements, and threatened a lawsuit as a result. After the album was released in , McNulty suggested that he might try remixing some of the other songs from the era, including b-sides "Julie" and " Girls ", but added, "'Too Dizzy,' that's not gonna happen.
The release of the box set was preceded by the digital release of the single "Zeroes Radio Edit " in July ,  and a physical 7" single in September , backed with a radio edit of the version of "Beat of Your Drum". Adapted from the Loving the Alien — liner notes: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Never Let Me Down disambiguation. David Bowie. David Bowie David Richards. Seen out of context it's quite abrasive, but in the context of the song and songs on the album I think it's rather tongue-in-cheek to use it as the title.
Also there's a vaudevillian thing about the cover. The two combined are kind of comical. Main article: Glass Spider Tour. Pop rock art rock. Titan Books. Retrieved 4 September Retrieved 17 April EMI America. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed.Let Them Eat Vinyl This release features "In a can" a classic Ruts compilation album and The Ruts "Live & Loud" originally released in as part of the Link Records Live & Loud series. Now both rolled into one Deluxe Double LP package on Limited edition coloured vinyl.