The Jolt - The Jolt

The Jolt - The Jolt

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Polydor - 2383 504)
UK CD 2002 (Captain Mod - MODSKA CD 21)

1 Mr. Radio Man 2:25
2 Watcha Gonna Do About It 2:17
3 I Can't Wait 4:10
4 Chains 2:57
5 No Excuses 3:16
6 Decoyed 2:03
7 I'm Leaving 2:37
8 Everybody's The Same 2:11
9 In My Time 2:49
10 Hard Lines 3:21
11 (Can't Tell You) It's Over 3:22
12 All I Can Do 2:38
CD Bonus Tracks
13 You're Cold 1:52
14 Again And Again 2:23
15 Route 66 2:33
16 Maybe Tonight 3:03
17 I'm In Tears 3:19
18 See Saw 2:43
19 Stop Look 2:37

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Robbie Collins - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Jim Doak - bass, vocals
Iain Shedden - drums

Produced by Vic Smith and Chris Parry
Recorded at I.B.C. Studios, London
Remixed at Morgan Studios, London
Recording Engineer: Hugh Jones assisted by David Garland
Remix Engineer: Vic Smith assisted by Nick Cook

Additional Credits

CD Bonus Tracks:
13: A-Side of You're Cold! / All I Can Do 7", released October 1977
14: B-Side of What'cha Gonna Do About It 7", released April 1978
15: B-Side of I Can't Wait 7", released July 1978
16-19: Maybe Tonight 7", released June 1979

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The Jolt cook up a speedy storm on most of the tunes - notably 'No Excuses', 'Decoyed' and a new version of 'All I Can Do' (from their debut single) - but they don't have much discernable character. Collins' vocals are suitably pained and angsty, but his lyrics - which are alternately angry, bitter and naive - are pedestrian. Production-wise they do sound a lot like the early Jam, there's no escaping it, but their songs are punkier than most of Weller's and the guitars are thinner and more trebly sounding, which makes it sound very youthful, which certainly compensates for other shortcomings. You'll probably think this is a decent enough punk LP, especially if you're not expecting one.

Additional Notes

The CD reissue would have been comprehensive had it included the 7" version of 'All I Can Do'.

Images

The Jolt - The Jolt - UK LP 1978 (Polydor - 2383 504)The Jolt - The Jolt - UK LP 1978 (Polydor - 2383 504)

UK LP 1978 (Polydor - 2383 504). Click here for more

The Jolt - The Jolt - UK CD 2002 (Captain Mod - MODSKA CD 21)The Jolt - The Jolt - UK CD 2002 (Captain Mod - MODSKA CD 21)

UK CD 2002 (Captain Mod - MODSKA CD 21). Click here for more

 

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