The Inmates (2) ‎– Dirty Water - The Very Best Of The Inmates

Warner Strategic Marketing ‎– 8573 88312-2
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(C) & (P) 2001 Warner Music UK Ltd for the UK and WEA International for the world outside the UK. Made in Germany

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  • Barcode: 0 685738 831227
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0576
  • Matrix / Runout: 857388312-2 08/01
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0192



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April 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Coming at you full throttle, The Inmates, like Dr. Feelgood and Ducks Deluxe will begin and end their career as a British pub rock band who’ve gone though various lineups, and perpetually seemed to be on the verge of making it … though even with nearly two dozen singles, they’ve never managed to find the the spark, or perhaps the sincere backing to push them over the line. But you know, that’s just fine on many levels, because the world still in need of house-rockers who can splinter the floorboards and shake the dust from the rafters.

After 35 years of nonstop musical hijinx the band is still standing on solid ground, with four of the original five members in tow, delivering a relentless staggering bare bones explosion of sound and attitude that will knock you back, blow off your socks, and smack a mile wide smile across your face with their delivery of solid rockin’ rhythm and blues. While much of their material consists of covers, you’ll soon forget that aspect, as The Inmates sweep you away with uptempo renditions of garage rock that will have you thinking that AM radio has made a resurgence, making you for but a moment, feel that the hands of time have stopped at the year 1967 with this compilation of their best material, all decked out in fuzz and reverb from a band who’ve got but one setting on their volume control knobs … loud!

The Inmates are all about good time rockin’ and rolling, laying out each track as if it were the final number of the night. Ladies and gentlemen … you can’t lose here, this is music that will ride low in you back pocket, this is music that creates its own weather. So I ask you, “What are you waiting for?”