4.4.1. - 4.4.1.

Published Tuesday 16th March 2010
4.4.1. - 4.4.1.
4.4.1. - 4.4.1.

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20374-15877
LABEL: Royal Commandment
FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Formed in the early '80s in California, 4-4-1 consisted of singer John McNamara, drummer Steve Giali, guitarist John Giali and bassist Glenn Holland. The band quickly established themselves on the west coast alternative rock scene alongside bands like Adam Again, Crumbacher and the Seventy Sevens and so it wasn't long until they released this debut album in 1984. Very much of its era, with swirling synths, choppy bass lines and histrionic vocals, it isn't surprising that the band soon picked up a devoted following. "Fish On The Car" with its additional swathes of sax is packed with hooks and "Break Out" with its driving beat and punch the air chorus is an upbeat highlight. This is the sound of youthful, energetic band getting on its way.

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