Nadir's Big Chance

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All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Representing a stylistic left turn for Peter Hammill, this raucous, messy, rock platter was often cited as an influence by the first wave of punks in England the second album was often cited for being David Bowie's influence for Diamond Dogs. While essentially proving himself incapable of writing three-minute, three-chord rock & roll numbers, Hammill taking on the guise of Rikki Nadir, i.e. dumb garage rocker lays into his guitar with a vengeance, screaming out lyrics that are often unintelligible the album did not come with a lyric sheet; this was the first Hammill album ever to make the listener depend upon the recording, while Guy Evans, Nic Potter, David ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Representing a stylistic left turn for Peter Hammill, this raucous, messy, rock platter was often cited as an influence by the first wave of punks in England the second album was often cited for being David Bowie's influence for Diamond Dogs. While essentially proving himself incapable of writing three-minute, three-chord rock & roll numbers, Hammill taking on the guise of Rikki Nadir, i.e. dumb garage rocker lays into his guitar with a vengeance, screaming out lyrics that are often unintelligible the album did not come with a lyric sheet; this was the first Hammill album ever to make the listener depend upon the recording, while Guy Evans, Nic Potter, David Jackson, and Hugh Banton thrash along behind him. Among the treats are the title cut, "Birthday Special," the dolorous "Pompeii," and a remake of the early Van der Graaf Generator single "People You Were Going To." Hammill would never let himself be this wild and hairy again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • Label: EMI Japan
  • EAN: 4988006849235
  • Catalog Number: 68791

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Hammill Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Hugh Banton Bass, Keyboards
Guy Evans Drums
David Jackson Saxophone
Technical Credits
Peter Hammill Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Phil Smee Package Adaptation
Christopher Smith Composer
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