Equators

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Equators - Hot Hot
Reggae Used - LP CHEAP ONE Stiff
1981 Original. "Besides Being One Of The Forgotten Cast-Offs Of The Two Tone Scene, The Equators Were Also One Of The Most Neglected Signings To The Oh So Hip In Its Day Stiff Label. Listening To Their Music Nowadays, One Wonders Just Why They Never Hit Big, Their Album Hot Seems To Have It All, Epitomizing The Breadth Of The Early Eighties UK Scene - Ska, Reggae, Rock And New Wave All Rolled Into One Big, Ebullient Sound. Where Did Johnny Go" Exemplifies Their Approach, Which Takes Its Musical Inspiration From "Johnny B. Goode", But Served Up In Rollicking Ska Fashion, Then Kicks In The Rock-Abilly Guitar Solo, The Song Then Simmers Into A Long Grooved Before Fading Into Oblivion. The Lyrics Turn "Goode"S On Their Head, As Tough Guy Johnny Bows Out Of The Competition, And Bolts For The Hills. The Infectious "Rescue Me" Is Even More Of A Musical Smorgasbord, A Ska-Wave Hybrid That Stirs In Both Classical And Proggy Keyboards, And Smooth As Silk Vocals From Fletcher, Who Here Takes The Lead. "Age Of 5" Is A Skinhead Stomp, But The Group Can't Stop From Tinkering, And Toss In Smooth, Lush Smooth Sections That Would Have The Skins Calling For Their Heads. "If You Need Me" Is A Lush Synthi-Love Song Delivered At Break-Neck Pace. If The Equators Had Seemed Less Sure Of Themselves, One Would Have Forgiven Them These Sins, And Assumed That Next Time Around They'd Sort Out A Specific Style And Stick With It. Unfortunately, So Evolved Is Their Sound, Change Seemed Unlikely, And The British Public Rejected Them Out Of Hand. And So, All That Was Left Of Hot Was A Pile Of Ash, And This Stunning Original And Exciting Album Disappeared Without A Track From The Racks. So Unique Is It, That Decades Later It Still Sounds Fresh, Find It If You Can, And Try To Convince Your Friends It's Not A Hot New Band, But A 20+ Year Old Dead One.” – Jo-Anne Green, All Music Guide... more details
 

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