The Benjamin Gate - Contact

Wednesday 1st September 2004
The Benjamin Gate - Contact
The Benjamin Gate - Contact

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Forefront FFDVD90383
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RRP: £6.84

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Though the band are no longer with us, you can still enjoy the musical and visual delights of South Africa's edgiest rock band. Okay, so they make the most of singer Adrienne Camp's photogenic talents throughout this but these videos make a fine collection. "Lift Me Up" is fast paced and filmed at an airport! "All Over Me" has a suitably futuristic feel that matches the song and Mrs Camp has bright orange hair that seems to fit the sci-fi setting. "Overkill" is the least interesting with a montage of live performances and other speeded up material cut together on top of the song. It's a bit of a let down actually after the first two clips! "Do What You Say" is similar to "Overkill" in that it is a cheaply put together montage of the band in concert rather than specific video for the song. Again a disappointment! However, the bonus of a behind-the-scenes look at the band recording and filming goes some way to compensating for 50 per cent of the videos being a bit cheap and nasty.

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