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This is the stuff that keeps the world turning, seems like they have never been away. Could be the album of the year if not the decade. Some great melodies and fresh new songs, I just hope it gets the credit that it is truely due. Must be and should be heard by everyone,

The Best Yet

Stackridge are back! The long awaited new album is now on general release and is widely aknowledged by fans as being the best yet. There is still enough quirkiness to keep "died-in-the wool" Stackridge fans happy (tracks 4 and 8 concern Red Squirrels and Cheese and Ham sandwiches respectively) but the whole album has a more mature yet contempary feel. Many have said that the 1999 album "Something for the Weekend" was the album that ought to have followed the George Martin produced "Man in a Bowler Hat" album from the mid-seventies. This latest offering builds on that feeling and delivers an album that is definitely 21st century but with its roots in the musicality and diversity that is Stackridge. From the rocky "Boots and Shoes", through the gentleness of "Waiting for You", the sentimental "North Street Grande" and the beautiful haunting chord changes of "Lost and Found" this is a stunning album. The Chris Hughes production gives a depth of sound and tightness that adds hugely to the experience and there is not a weak track in sight. If you love Stackridge - you'll love this. If you've never heard of them but love your rock to have harmony, intelligence and variation - buy it now and discover what you have been missing! Remember, this is the band that opened the first ever Glastonbury, the band that George Martin rated so highly and the band championed by John Peel. "A Victory For Common Sense" is a tour-de-force from a group widely respected by their peers and currently at the top of their game. A must have.

album of the year, this or any other

If you're a long time Stackridge fan then purchase is essential, A Victory for Common Sense is as good as any of the classic 1970s albums and quite possibly their best ever which is quite a remarkable achievement. If you've never bought a Stackridge album in your life then purchase is still essential because if you dont then you will be missing out on a truly wonderful record. Once you've bought it, listened to it and sat back in awe, then come back and purchase as many more Stackridge songs you can possibly afford, from Stackridge buy at least Slark, from Friendliness, Lummy Days and Syracuse the Elephant, buy the whole of Man with the Bowler Hat, Extravaganza demands you buy The Volunteer, Highbury Incident, Rufus T Firefly, Mr Mick-Fish in a Glass. Times are tough, money is tight i know but buy this record and all your cares will disappear, for a while at least


Formed: 1969

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Stackridge, one of the most singular rock bands to grow in soil sown and enriched by the British Invasion of the '60s, coalesced in late 1969. Andy Davis and Jim "Crun" Walter were playing together in the Bristol blues band Griptight Thynne when Davis began seeking new bandmates. Mike Tobin (who became Stackridge's first manager) introduced Davis to Mike "Mutter" Slater, then playing in the folk duo Mick & Mutter. James Warren answered a newspaper ad and connected very well with Davis, and they began...
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A Victory for Common Sense, Stackridge
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 20 July 2009

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