The Adicts - Fifth Overture

The Adicts - Fifth Overture  LP Gama

Original Release Date

1986

Release Information

Germany LP 1986 (Gama - SL805 111-93)
UK LP 1986 (Fall Out - FALL LP 042)
UK CD 2002 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 199)

1 Na Na Na 3:53
2 I'm Yours 2:57
3 Too Much Of A Good Thing 2:45
4 Sure Looks Pretty 4:11
5 Don't Let Go 2:46
6 Put Yourself In My Hands 4:22
7 She's A Rocker 3:44
8 Beauty Sleep 4:17
9 Change 3:12
10 Two Timing Me 2:30
11 Daggers 2:09
12 Coming Home 3:38
CD Bonus Tracks
13 Champs Élysées 4:31
14 Sound Of Music 2:41
15 Who Spilt My Beer? 3:16
16 Cowboys 2:51

Chart Placings

None

Credits

UK LP:

Produced by Pete Dee
Engineered by Batze Kramer
Mixed by Tom Krüger in July/August 1986 at Spygal Studios, West Germany

The Adicts:
Monkey - vocals
Pete Dee - gtr, voc
Kid Dee - drums, voc
Mel - bass
James - keyboards

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CD:

Mastered by Tim Turan

Additional Credits

Bonus Tracks on CD:

13-16 Bar Room Bop EP, released October 1985

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Wimpy power pop with shit lyrics, nondescript melodies and dated production (yucky keyboards, dull thudding drums mixed too loud). That's songs #1-9. The last three tracks up the punk quotient ('Dangers' considerably so) and save the LP from being a total disaster.

ALL MUSIC GUIDE: Not so much punk (although the band's punk ethic certainly shines through), this is more of a bid for commercial acceptance when all else had failed. 'Put Yourself in My Hands', 'Na Na Na', and 'I'm Yours' would certainly give new wave fans goose bumps, while the "Feelin' Groovy"-vibe of 'Too Much Of A Good Thing' would put a smile on any music scholar's face. There are certainly moments when the guitars are dominant ('Two Timing Me', 'She's a Rocker', 'Dangers' and all four bonus tracks), but this album was too radical of a departure for most, and it went nowhere. Years later, it remains one of the Adicts most accessible album.

SHANE BALDWIN, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2002 [read full review here]

Additional Notes

This was also issued as She's A Rocker. 'Na Na Na', 'I'm Yours', 'Going Home' and 'Daggers' mistitled 'Na Na Na Na', 'I'm Yours', 'Coming Home' and 'Dangers' on the Captain Oi! reissue.

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The Adicts - Fifth Overture - Germany LP 1986 (Gama - SL805 111-93)

Germany LP 1986 (Gama - SL805 111-93). Click here for more

The Adicts - Fifth Overture - UK LP 1986 (Fall Out - FALL LP 042)The Adicts - Fifth Overture - UK LP 1986 (Fall Out - FALL LP 042)

UK LP 1986 (Fall Out - FALL LP 042). Click here for more

The Adicts - Fifth Overture - UK CD 2002 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 199)The Adicts - Fifth Overture - UK CD 2002 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 199)

UK CD 2002 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 199). Click here for more

 

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