The W's - Fourth From The Last Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

Fourth From The Last by The W's

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Airplay, Recommended, Top Rated
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  1. 1. Open Minded
  2. 2. The Devil Is Bad
  3. 3. Frank
  4. 4. J.P.
  5. 5. Moses
  6. 6. Pup
  7. 7. King Of Polyester
  8. 8. Jason E
  9. 9. Alarm Clock
  10. 10. Flower Tattoo
  11. 11. Dexter
  12. 12. Hui
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

For those of us who skanked to the sounds of The Beat or The Specials back in the late seventies, the re-emergence of Ska in the USA mirrored by Christian bands jumping on the revival bandwagon does seem a little strange but there is something compelling about this music. The Supertones and the Insyderz have already seen releases win new friends for the genre but the W's are the best of the pile so far. Developing a style that mixes rhythms and melody ideas from the roaring twenties with the frantic pace of Ska. This is Swing Ska! I listened and danced to the brilliant single "The Devil Is Bad" all summer and I'm glad to report that the rest of this album is as hot as that initial track suggested! The word that best sums up this debut is FUN!!! Mad lyrics and enthusiastic music sharply produced complete with compelling sounds make this one of the hot bands for 1998. Relentless in pace with a killer horn section. The W's are pure exuberance. Other killer tracks include that sorry moral tale of Frank; Moses really swings daddio and Alarm Clock is my wife Pippa's favourite because of the clever changes of pace during the song!! Overall this gets the big yes vote in the Rimmer household and we'll be swinging and skanking into the autumn! Skiddily-doo!

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 5899
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sarabellum FMD5204
Items: 1
Release Date: 15 May 2001
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