Label: Anagram Records - GRAM 14 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk
When Beki Bondage left Vice Squad just before the band were set to begin recording their third album, even the band's most loyal fans thought it was over for them. Leaving their harder edges behind them, Vice Squad transformed themselves into a highly enjoyable pop-punk band with vocalist Lia sounding eerily similar to '80s pop songstress Mari Wilson she of the gear beehive hairdo. Instead of the band following their early punk idols, they switched gears and decided to become the U.
Baldwin's drum kit seemed to have been replaced by a shiny new electronic drum kit dig those syndrum fills, baby! And instead of taking the Sweet's "Teenage Rampage" and punking it down to a parody, they lift it up and nearly make it their own. While the punk crowd felt betrayed and deserted the band, the charts stopped paying attention to the Squad by and, unfortunately, the album failed.
The band split up the following year. In Eleanor Rigby - George Martin - George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls, this is perhaps the most cohesive and well-produced album of their short career. Lia didn't really replace Beki Bondage Killing Time - Vice Squad - Shot Away Vice Squad who could?
If this album had been successful, the band could've gone in any direction. It's a shame that listeners will never know what other surprises they had in store. Title Description. Don't you just wish this were a real message?
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