“Gosh It’s... Bad Manners” by Bad Manners - album review

TJR says

Their third LP arrived in September, 1981, buoyed by the success of their summertime #3 smash hit “Can Can”, which featured the big guy in his Doc Martens and a French frock high kicking and handstanding with the best of 'em. Having somehow managed to avoid collapsing with a heart-attack, September's “Walking In The Sunshine” (#10) kept the chart-momentum going and restored a bit of lost musical cred. The housing album was released shortly afterwards and proved to be the most popular of their career, peaking at #18 in the December charts. Finishing off their year of hits, “Don’t Be Angry” (Nappy Brown, 1955) was included on “The R'n'B Party Four” EP in November, reaching #34. Pleasingly, 10 of the 12 are originals this time around, “Only Funkin’” and “Runaway” being the best of these. Overall though, there's more filler here than on the preceding “Loonee Tunes”, so it's a relative disappointment for me.

The Jukebox Rebel
30-Nov-2006

A1 [03:29] 8.0.png Bad Manners - Walking In The Sunshine (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Reggae
A2 [03:19] 5.1.png Bad Manners - Dansetta (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Ska / Rocksteady
A3 [02:49] 5.3.png Bad Manners - Can Can (Jacques Offenbach) Ska / Rocksteady
A4 [03:42] 5.4.png Bad Manners - Weeping And Wailing (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Ska / Rocksteady
A5 [04:53] 5.1.png Bad Manners - Casablanca (Rags And Riches) (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Reggae
A6 [02:33] 6.5.png Bad Manners - Don’t Be Angry (Napoleon Brown) Big Band / Jive / Swing
B1 [03:50] 5.2.png Bad Manners - Ben E. Wriggle (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) New Wave
B2 [03:11] 7.0.png Bad Manners - Runaway (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Ska / Rocksteady
B3 [03:06] 5.9.png Bad Manners - Never Will Change (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Ska / Rocksteady
B4 [03:37] 8.0.png Bad Manners - Only Funkin’ (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Ska / Rocksteady
B5 [03:00] 5.4.png Bad Manners - End Of The World (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Ska / Rocksteady
B6 [04:40] 4.9.png Bad Manners - Gherkin (Doug Trendle, Alan Sayagg, Louis Cook, Andrew Marson, Gus Herman, Chris Kane, David Farren, Brian Tuitt, Martin Stewart) Prog




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