Fiction Romance, Fast Machines

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Where everyone else sat around bitching and moaning while waiting endlessly for Elastica to release a second album, the Rondelles took matters into their own hands and essentially cut the follow-up themselves: Fiction Romance, Fast Machines picks up exactly where Elastica left off, delivering spiky, New Wave-influenced punk-pop blessed with irresistible hooks and attitude to spare. Singer Juliet even sounds uncannily like Justine Frischmann; still, the Rondelles are just too good to suffer dismissal as little more than impersonators -- highlights like "Distraction," "Shanghai Surprise" and "Do It for Me" positively crackle with energy, possessing a spirit and exuberance ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Where everyone else sat around bitching and moaning while waiting endlessly for Elastica to release a second album, the Rondelles took matters into their own hands and essentially cut the follow-up themselves: Fiction Romance, Fast Machines picks up exactly where Elastica left off, delivering spiky, New Wave-influenced punk-pop blessed with irresistible hooks and attitude to spare. Singer Juliet even sounds uncannily like Justine Frischmann; still, the Rondelles are just too good to suffer dismissal as little more than impersonators -- highlights like "Distraction," "Shanghai Surprise" and "Do It for Me" positively crackle with energy, possessing a spirit and exuberance all their own. Let's just hope the Rondelles' own follow-up is much quicker in forthcoming.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/1998
  • Label: Smells Like Records
  • UPC: 787996002927
  • Catalog Number: 29

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Distraction (2:40)
  2. 2 Can't Stop (1:24)
  3. 3 Mission: Irresistible (2:01)
  4. 4 Magazine (1:24)
  5. 5 Drag Strip Race (2:39)
  6. 6 Fake Fight (1:49)
  7. 7 Shanghai Surprise (2:05)
  8. 8 Do It For Me (1:49)
  9. 9 He's Outta Sight (2:25)
  10. 10 Indication (1:13)
  11. 11 Catastrophe (3:43)
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Album Credits

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Rondelles Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Oakley Contributor
Jim Waters Engineer
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