First Long Play Record

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With only one single to their credit, the Rats were forgotten until they and that single, "Turtle Dove," were excavated for RPM's junk-shop glam rock Boobs -- and a few years later, RPM put out First Long Play Record, the first time a full-length Rats record ever surfaced. Appropriately for a band that barely existed in the charts, the Rats weren't so much a real group as a project, fronted by David Kubinec and produced by ex-Joe Meek engineer Adrian Millar. They were meant to ride the glitter wave, so it's not much surprise that they sounded like a blend of T. Rex and the Sweet, two of the biggest bands in the style, and that kind of unapologetic theft is part ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With only one single to their credit, the Rats were forgotten until they and that single, "Turtle Dove," were excavated for RPM's junk-shop glam rock Boobs -- and a few years later, RPM put out First Long Play Record, the first time a full-length Rats record ever surfaced. Appropriately for a band that barely existed in the charts, the Rats weren't so much a real group as a project, fronted by David Kubinec and produced by ex-Joe Meek engineer Adrian Millar. They were meant to ride the glitter wave, so it's not much surprise that they sounded like a blend of T. Rex and the Sweet, two of the biggest bands in the style, and that kind of unapologetic theft is part of the pleasure here. Glam and glitter always sounded better when they were trash, and what's trashier than stealing from other bands? But the Rats stole with style, crafting a bunch of really intoxicating pop along the way, including the boogie of "L.A. Highway" and "Oxford Donna," which brings to mind shades of Bolan's "Mad Donna." If the cheap pleasures of First Long Play Record kind of fizzle out by the end of the album, it nevertheless has plenty of punch throughout, and is the rare glitter record that comes very close to delivering on the promise of its single.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/2007
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929532229
  • Catalog Number: 322
  • Sales rank: 248,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turtle Dove (2:23)
  2. 2 L.A. Highway (2:41)
  3. 3 Nose Job (3:57)
  4. 4 Rolling Railroad Wagon (3:03)
  5. 5 Queen (3:31)
  6. 6 Glad That You're Not Me (3:53)
  7. 7 Very Small Child (3:04)
  8. 8 Oxford Donna (2:54)
  9. 9 Main Horse Cowboy (3:39)
  10. 10 Child He Die (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rats Primary Artist
Chris Bailey Group Member
Graham Quinton-Jones Guitar, Group Member
Peter Mirke Bass Guitar, Group Member
Chris Bailey Drums
Technical Credits
David Kubinec Composer
Jerry Boys Engineer
Martin Levan Engineer
Mark Stratford Reissue Producer
Lee Connolly Liner Notes
Lora Findlay Artwork
Adrian Millar Producer
Tony Tigwell Cover Art
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