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The Kids Are Alright

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All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
Link, Tokyo's answer to the Clash, plays an incendiary brand of revisionist punk on its stateside debut. Although they sing in English, the songs on The Kids Are Alright sound as exhilaratingly unintelligible as any of Mr. Strummer's from the late '70s. "Our Sensation" is a riotous blast played with heartfelt enthusiasm rivaled by the chant-along rocker "Gunfighter" as the strongest of these 12 songs. But when the trio of guitarist/vocalist Ryota Yanai, bassist/vocalist Makoto Komori, and drummer Noritsune Yamagami delve into "20th Century," a Jam-inspired take on classic Motown, the results are equally good. The straightforward punk-pop of "Sunday Morning" closely ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
Link, Tokyo's answer to the Clash, plays an incendiary brand of revisionist punk on its stateside debut. Although they sing in English, the songs on The Kids Are Alright sound as exhilaratingly unintelligible as any of Mr. Strummer's from the late '70s. "Our Sensation" is a riotous blast played with heartfelt enthusiasm rivaled by the chant-along rocker "Gunfighter" as the strongest of these 12 songs. But when the trio of guitarist/vocalist Ryota Yanai, bassist/vocalist Makoto Komori, and drummer Noritsune Yamagami delve into "20th Century," a Jam-inspired take on classic Motown, the results are equally good. The straightforward punk-pop of "Sunday Morning" closely resembles Green Day, and might explain why Link hooked up with Billie Joe Armstrong's Adeline Records. But the band's own high-energy, old-school approach to a beloved musical style should have little trouble earning this trio fans of any of the aforementioned bands.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Label: Adeline Records
  • UPC: 655223003125
  • Catalog Number: 30031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Our Sensation (2:37)
  2. 2 20th Century (3:19)
  3. 3 Sunday Morning (2:28)
  4. 4 Reality Says to Me (2:16)
  5. 5 Lavender Girl (1:57)
  6. 6 Pains (2:39)
  7. 7 Freedom Style (2:58)
  8. 8 Changes (2:44)
  9. 9 Ring Me Up (2:29)
  10. 10 Earthsick (2:45)
  11. 11 Gunfighter (2:34)
  12. 12 Beyond the Burned Sky (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Link Primary Artist, Hand Clapping
Billie Joe Armstrong Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Ken Lee Mastering
Link Producer
Takahiro Suzuki Sound Support
Bruce Pavey translation
Kenny Butler Drum Technician
Chris Dugan Engineer
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