Monday, March 29, 2010

Killer on the Rampage

Eddy Grant's most popular album, 1982's Killer on the Rampage, was an international hit, slaying its way into the Top Ten in the U.S. The album spun off the smash hit "Electric Avenue," while two further tracks — "I Don't Wanna Dance" and "War Party" — also hit in the U.K. This self-composed, performed, and produced album was a magical feat by Grant which he never repeated, but it was absolutely brilliant. Generous helpings of pop are lavished across the record, foamy concoctions of strong synth beats and bright melodies, all spiced with smatterings of rock, funk, and wave. For a single, shining moment, Grant was at one with the entire music continuum, creating a nigh on perfect hybrid twining together music's strongest strands.   By the time 1983 had rolled around, homercat had to buy another copy of this album because it had been played to death.  At every party this one made the trip to the turntable and of course someone eventually spilled their beer on it as they were taking it out of the sleeve.  Nobody ever fessed up to that one.  Classic album.

Killer on the Rampage
I Don't Wanna Dance
Buy It

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皓云 said...

Drive carefully. It is not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.............................................

Anonymous said...

Aaah yes. Beer and albums......Lost alot of good vinyl to over zealous dancers slingin the brew!