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Airport - The Motors Greatest Hits

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - New Wave / CD / Audio CD released 1995-01-03 at EMI

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      09.06.2014 20:54
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      Driving music at full throttle - at its best

      Not exactly pop, not exactly punk, not exactly heavy metal, The Motors were indisputably one of the best, most entertaining, singles-friendly outfits to hit the airwaves in 1977. Sadly they never quite achieved the lasting success they deserved, and had called it a day by 1982. This 17-track collection is a more than adequate reminder of why they were so special. Opening with the full-length six minutes-plus epic that was ''Dancing The Night Away'', with that astonishing guitar intro, killer hook and chorus, it takes the best of the singles and selections from the three albums they released during their prime. If you only remember them for one record, it''s probably the 1978 No. 4 hit ''Airport'', with shades of 10 cc at their best. But don''t forget the likeable if slightly over-commercial ''Forget About You'', the raw bass-driven funk of ''Cold Love'', the slightly punkish ''You Beat The Hell Outta Me'', the hard driving ''Emergency'', and above all the glorious, criminally underrated ''Love And Loneliness'', with its epic keyboards and guitar, and echoes of ''Born To Run''. The group were originally a four-piece, comprising Andy McMaster (vocals, bass, keyboards), Nick Garvey (vocals, guitar), Bram Tchaikovsky (vocals, guitar - and no, it wasn't his real name), and Ricky Slaughter (vocals, drums).

      By the time of the last album, they had been reduced to a duo with McMaster and Garvey, plus session musicians. It was a brief career, but while it lasted they were magnificent. Maybe they were just too versatile for their own good and fans never knew what to expect next. But at budget price, this set is rarely less than excellent.

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Dancing The Night Away
      2 Sensation
      3 Airport
      4 Metropolis
      5 Love And Loneliness
      6 Forget About You
      7 Emergency
      8 Tenement Steps
      9 Today
      10 Freeze
      11 That's What John Said
      12 You Beat The Hell Outta Me
      13 Soul Redeemer
      14 Cold Love (Live)
      15 Time For Make Up
      16 Love Round The Corner
      17 Here Comes The Hustle