The Jags ‎– No Tie Like A Present

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ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9655 UK 1981 Sell This Version
M5 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(Cass, Album) Island Records M5 9655 US 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9655 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
203 379-320 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records, Ariola Benelux B.V. 203 379-320 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 29655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 29655 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
L 37543 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records L 37543 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
203 379-320, 203 379 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 203 379-320, 203 379 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
XILP 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records XILP 9655 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
XILP 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records XILP 9655 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
203 379 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records 203 379 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album, Los) Island Records ILPS 9655 US 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album, Promo) Island Records ILPS 9655 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album, TP) Island Records ILPS 9655 US 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album, Win) Island Records ILPS 9655 US 1981 Sell This Version

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BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 19, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing No Tie Like A Present, LP, Album, 203 379-320, 203 379

The second album by the Jags is great, fun listening. Starting out with a cover of the Tremelos' "Here Comes My Baby," it rolls on through a series of very English-sounding pop tunes written by band members. Very reminiscent of the early '80s, it nevertheless has a lot of spunk -- check out the surfer instrumental "Silver Birds" and you won't be disappointed.

The Jags are a fondly remembered one-hit wonder of the late-70s U.K. power pop explosion. The quartet was formed in 1978 by the Yorkshire-based songwriting team of Nick Watkins (vocals) and John "Twink" Adler (guitar), with Steve Prudence (bass) and Alex Baird (drums). In July of 1978, they signed to Island Records and released a promising four-track EP. Their debut LP in 1980, Evening Standards, included the memorable, though highly derivative, "Back of My Hand," which had reached the U.K. Top 40 the previous fall. The follow-up, "Woman's World" barely scraped its way on to the charts. Though Evening Standards featured a really solid set of punchy power pop songs, critics focussed instead on Watkins' Costello-like delivery, writing the band off as merely mimics. As steam ran out of the power pop craze, the band attempted to change their sound a bit. 1981's No Tie Like the Present featured a slightly new direction, but it was generally overlooked. By 1982, the Jags had disbanded for good, though "Back of My Hand" had a revival of sorts in the '90s, appearing on several compilations.
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 19, 2012
referencing No Tie Like A Present, LP, Album, XILP 9655

The second album by the Jags is great, fun listening. Starting out with a cover of the Tremelos' "Here Comes My Baby," it rolls on through a series of very English-sounding pop tunes written by band members. Very reminiscent of the early '80s, it nevertheless has a lot of spunk -- check out the surfer instrumental "Silver Birds" and you won't be disappointed.

BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 19, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing No Tie Like A Present, LP, Album, Los, ILPS 9655

The second album by the Jags is great, fun listening. Starting out with a cover of the Tremelos' "Here Comes My Baby," it rolls on through a series of very English-sounding pop tunes written by band members. Very reminiscent of the early '80s, it nevertheless has a lot of spunk -- check out the surfer instrumental "Silver Birds" and you won't be disappointed.

The Jags are a fondly remembered one-hit wonder of the late-70s U.K. power pop explosion. The quartet was formed in 1978 by the Yorkshire-based songwriting team of Nick Watkins (vocals) and John "Twink" Adler (guitar), with Steve Prudence (bass) and Alex Baird (drums). In July of 1978, they signed to Island Records and released a promising four-track EP. Their debut LP in 1980, Evening Standards, included the memorable, though highly derivative, "Back of My Hand," which had reached the U.K. Top 40 the previous fall. The follow-up, "Woman's World" barely scraped its way on to the charts. Though Evening Standards featured a really solid set of punchy power pop songs, critics focussed instead on Watkins' Costello-like delivery, writing the band off as merely mimics. As steam ran out of the power pop craze, the band attempted to change their sound a bit. 1981's No Tie Like the Present featured a slightly new direction, but it was generally overlooked. By 1982, the Jags had disbanded for good, though "Back of My Hand" had a revival of sorts in the '90s, appearing on several compilations.
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 17, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing No Tie Like A Present, LP, Album, ILPS 9655

The second album by the Jags is great, fun listening. Starting out with a cover of the Tremelos' "Here Comes My Baby," it rolls on through a series of very English-sounding pop tunes written by band members. Very reminiscent of the early '80s, it nevertheless has a lot of spunk -- check out the surfer instrumental "Silver Birds" and you won't be disappointed

The Jags are a fondly remembered one-hit wonder of the late-70s U.K. power pop explosion. The quartet was formed in 1978 by the Yorkshire-based songwriting team of Nick Watkins (vocals) and John "Twink" Adler (guitar), with Steve Prudence (bass) and Alex Baird (drums). In July of 1978, they signed to Island Records and released a promising four-track EP. Their debut LP in 1980, Evening Standards, included the memorable, though highly derivative, "Back of My Hand," which had reached the U.K. Top 40 the previous fall. The follow-up, "Woman's World" barely scraped its way on to the charts. Though Evening Standards featured a really solid set of punchy power pop songs, critics focussed instead on Watkins' Costello-like delivery, writing the band off as merely mimics. As steam ran out of the power pop craze, the band attempted to change their sound a bit. 1981's No Tie Like the Present featured a slightly new direction, but it was generally overlooked. By 1982, the Jags had disbanded for good, though "Back of My Hand" had a revival of sorts in the '90s, appearing on several compilations.
DarbyCrash

DarbyCrash

September 26, 2011
referencing No Tie Like A Present, LP, Album, 203 379-320, 203 379
Quite good LP, still 30 years after the release, time really flies. You can notice influenses of Clash & SLF. No boring reaggae, but a couple of really great ska songs, i guess that punk collectors would enjoy this too. 3/5
DarbyCrash

DarbyCrash

September 26, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing No Tie Like A Present, LP, Album, ILPS 9655
Quite good LP, still 30 years after the release, time really flies. You can notice influenses of Clash & SLF. No boring reaggae, but a couple of really great ska songs, i guess that punk collectors would enjoy this too. 3/5