PURPLE HEARTS: Mod Singles Collection: CD

A musical trip through the band’s career via its singles, starting off with Who-gone-punk ditties like “Millions Like Us” and “Frustration” to more traditional ‘60s-inspired fare like “My Life As a Jigsaw” and “The Guy Who Made Her a Star” and ending with their final single, 1986’s “Friends Again.” As can be expected, the Captain has tacked on some additional tracks, in this case three songs culled from The Beat Generation & Angry Young Men compilation that the band recorded in 1981, one of which co-produced by some dude named Paul Weller. In all, this is a nice introduction to one of the better bands that came out of the UK’s ‘70s mod scene.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)