999 - The Biggest Tour In Sport / The Biggest Prize In Sport

999 - The Biggest Tour In Sport / The Biggest Prize In Sport

Original Release Date

2002

Release Information

UK CD 2002 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 207)

The Biggest Tour In Sport
1 Homicide 4:09
2 Feelin' Alright With The Crew 3:38
3 Inside Out 2:10
4 Titanic Reaction 3:14
5 Emergency 2:44
6 Boys In The Gang 2:50
Bonus Singles
7 Made a Fool Of You 3:15
8 Found Out Too Late 3:38
9 Lie Lie Lie 2:57
The Biggest Prize In Sport
10 Boys In The Gang 2:44
11 Inside Out 2:01
12 Trouble 2:31
13 So Long 2:43
14 Fun Thing 3:34
15 Biggest Prize In Sport 2:59
16 Hollywood 3:00
17 Stranger 3:12
18 Stop! Stop! 2:03
19 English Wipeout 3:26
20 Shake 2:24
21 Boiler 3:45

Chart Placings

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Credits

1-6: Originally released as The Biggest Tour In Sport 12", 1980
7: Originally released as the Found Out Too Late 7", 1979
8-9: Originally released as the B-Side of Trouble 7", 1980
10-21: Originally released as The Biggest Prize In Sport LP, 1980

Reviews & Opinions

IRA ROBBINS, TROUSER PRESS: ...trebly and lifeless, except for the poppy title track, which sounds like an East End Ramones.

STEVE "SPAZ" SCHNEE, ALL MUSIC GUIDE: While still a 'punk' band, 999 were born during the pub scene and had more meat on their musical bones than most punks, and instead of turning away from their punk sound, they simply refined it. Upon first listening to this album, many folks were amazed to find out that 999 were a great rock n roll band, punk or no punk. The edges are still there, but they are more well-rounded this time out thanks to producer Vic Maile. The anthemic "Boys In The Gang" starts off the set in style (but 999 always knew how to kickstart an album). "Inside Out", with Guy Days' twisted guitar riff, picks up the pace. Although "Trouble" slows things down with it's reggae groove, it's such a great change of pace (Nick Cash's wail sounds similar to the Specials' Terry Hall on this track). "Fun Thing" has a great little hook and a powerful guitar solo that will grab you by the balls. "Hollywood", about their first trip to California, received solid airplay in the U.S., and has remained a 999 classic ever since. "Stop! Stop!" is a bouncy little bubblegum punk nugget.

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