PURPLE HEARTS: Beat That!: CD

Nov 30, 2009

A reissue of the first album by one of the UK’s premier ‘70s mod outfits, long out of print and now making it to CD some twenty-three years after its initial release. Unlike the bands that comprised the US “paisley underground,” the Purple Hearts, like the Jam, have a more ‘60s-channeled-through-punk sound, meaning that, while the songwriting shows a strong ‘60s influence, the actual sound of the band is considerably more modern, eschewing stereotypical trappings like Gretsch 12-strings and faux sitar solos for a more solid guitar attack. Included are informative liner notes on the band’s rise and inevitable fall, plus assorted singles and B-sides.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)

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