The Flaming Mussolinis ‎– Charmed Life

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460159 1 The Flaming Mussolinis Charmed Life(LP, Album) Epic 460159 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 460159 2, 460159 2 The Flaming Mussolinis Charmed Life(CD, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 460159 2, 460159 2 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
EPC 460159 2 The Flaming Mussolinis Charmed Life(CD, Album) Epic EPC 460159 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version

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BankofVinyl

October 28, 2014
referencing Charmed Life, CD, Album, EPC 460159 2

The band formed in 1984, although various members had been in local Teesside (North-east U.K) bands since the late 70s. The most notable of these bands was Basczax. They signed to CBS in house label Portrait Records in 1985 and were tipped for big things. The band released five singles: 'Swallow Glass', 'My Cleopatra', 'Masuka Dan', 'Girl On A Train' and 'A Different Kind Of Love.' They also released two albums: 'Watching The Film' (1986) and 'Charmed Life' (1987). Although compared to bands like U2 at the time, "The Flaming Mussolinis" was a band with a strong pop sensibility which set them apart from such comparisons.[citation needed] They had a near hit with their second single 'My Cleopatra'. The band split in 1988.

La banda se formó en 1984, aunque varios miembros habían estado en locales de Teesside (norte-este de Reino Unido) ya las bandas de finales de los 70. El más notable de estas bandas era Basczax. Ellos firmaron con CBS Records en casa Retrato de la etiqueta en 1985 y se inclinó para grandes cosas. La banda lanzó cinco sencillos: "Cristal Swallow ',' Mi Cleopatra ',' Masuka Dan", "Girl On A Train" y "A Different Kind Of Love". También lanzaron dos álbumes: "Al ver la película '(1986) y" Charmed Life "(1987). Aunque comparado con bandas como U2 de la época, "Los Flaming Mussolini" era una banda con una sensibilidad pop fuerte que los distinguen de esas comparaciones. [Cita requerida] Se tenía un golpe cerca de su segundo sencillo "Mi Cleopatra '. La banda se separó en 1988.
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

October 28, 2014
referencing Charmed Life, CD, Album, EPC 460159 2, 460159 2

The band formed in 1984, although various members had been in local Teesside (North-east U.K) bands since the late 70s. The most notable of these bands was Basczax. They signed to CBS in house label Portrait Records in 1985 and were tipped for big things. The band released five singles: 'Swallow Glass', 'My Cleopatra', 'Masuka Dan', 'Girl On A Train' and 'A Different Kind Of Love.' They also released two albums: 'Watching The Film' (1986) and 'Charmed Life' (1987). Although compared to bands like U2 at the time, "The Flaming Mussolinis" was a band with a strong pop sensibility which set them apart from such comparisons.[citation needed] They had a near hit with their second single 'My Cleopatra'. The band split in 1988.

La banda se formó en 1984, aunque varios miembros habían estado en locales de Teesside (norte-este de Reino Unido) ya las bandas de finales de los 70. El más notable de estas bandas era Basczax. Ellos firmaron con CBS Records en casa Retrato de la etiqueta en 1985 y se inclinó para grandes cosas. La banda lanzó cinco sencillos: "Cristal Swallow ',' Mi Cleopatra ',' Masuka Dan", "Girl On A Train" y "A Different Kind Of Love". También lanzaron dos álbumes: "Al ver la película '(1986) y" Charmed Life "(1987). Aunque comparado con bandas como U2 de la época, "Los Flaming Mussolini" era una banda con una sensibilidad pop fuerte que los distinguen de esas comparaciones. [Cita requerida] Se tenía un golpe cerca de su segundo sencillo "Mi Cleopatra '. La banda se separó en 1988.
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 28, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Charmed Life, CD, Album, EPC 460159 2

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BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 28, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Charmed Life, LP, Album, 460159 1

The band formed in 1984, although various members had been in local Teesside (North-east U.K) bands since the late 70s. The most notable of these bands was Basczax. They signed to CBS in house label Portrait Records in 1985 and were tipped for big things. The band released five singles: 'Swallow Glass', 'My Cleopatra', 'Masuka Dan', 'Girl On A Train' and 'A Different Kind Of Love.' They also released two albums: 'Watching The Film' (1986) and 'Charmed Life' (1987). Although compared to bands like U2 at the time, "The Flaming Mussolinis" was a band with a strong pop sensibility which set them apart from such comparisons.[citation needed] They had a near hit with their second single 'My Cleopatra'. The band split in 1988.
BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 28, 2012
referencing Charmed Life, LP, Album, 460159 1

The Flaming Mussolinis keep missing the bull's-eye on Charmed Life. Although the band should be credited for at least trying to write noteworthy tracks, the group can't pull it off. Whenever the Flaming Mussolinis come close to finding a swell hook, it slips through their fingers. One of the problems is Alan Savage's voice. There's no character or emotion in his flat vocals. It doesn't help that the lyrics are inundated with clichés. In "Two Mountains High," Savage sings, "Only love can set us free/Break the chain that bounds your heart/That would be a start." Ouch. Such banal songwriting wouldn't be a shocker emanating from an '80s metal act; however, the Flaming Mussolinis strive for the shimmering, anthemic rock of early U2, Simple Minds, and Cactus World News, and the lyrics almost embarrassingly pale in comparison. "Jonestown" is an overwrought diatribe about religious cults. "There's no hell for the hypnotised/It takes a madman to make it happen," Savage roars, making the listener cringe with every hardly insightful line. "Different Kind of Love," "Over and Over," and the jangly "Invisible Man" have their moments, but nothing memorable. Much of Charmed Life is dull; even producer Tim Palmer's studio gloss can't hide the holes in the Flaming Mussolinis' material.