Monday, October 16, 2006

The Nightingales - Out Of True


I've never been keen on bands re-forming and making comebacks. It usually results in a damp squib of a gig, a sub standard record and a previously legendary reputation in reduced to tatters.
Imagine then my dismay at finding a new album by the legendary Nightingales landing on my doorstep. The Nightingales released their first single "Idiot Strength" back in 1981 and followed it in 1982 with their debut album "Pigs On Purpose" through Cherry Red Records. Although I was too young to enjoy it at the time (eight years old) I did get a copy a few years later around the time of their "What A Carry On" single in 1985. So what you may ask are The Nightblooms doing releasing a new album in 2006. Despite my initial reservations it seems that this is one comeback worth making. The band do not seem to have even begum to mellow with age. In fact this record sounds as if it could almost be a debut album such is the freshness and the attitude. I really hope that people take this release on face value as a new record and don't try to compare it to anything because this really is worthy of a place in anyones CD player.

http://www.thenightingales.org.uk/

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:32 am

    I somehow managed to miss the Nightingales during the 1980s but saw them live in Oxford on Saturday night, and they were astounding. Out Of True is excellent, whether you know their earlier stuff or not.

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