Label: Necessary Records - 5050467 8691 1 0,Atlantic - 5050467 8691 1 0 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Indie Rock
It received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in Januarytaking it about five months to reach Drag Me Down - Flowers (13) - Do What You Want To, Its What You Should Do one mainly due to the preceding single " Cash Machine " catching the sellers' attention; its original peak position was number six.
The album has sold 1. However it quickly sold out, receiving critical acclaim and radio play, proving a lot more successful than the band had imagined. The band tried to make their music sound more environmental by putting a microphone in the corridor, which added echo, but background noises caused by people walking past or planes flying overhead could be heard while the band recorded.
These background noises can still be heard on the record. The band used the TL Audio Fatman compressor for the album, Archer said "It's alright, it's cheap, you don't have to know what you're doing Stars of CCTV was originally released as a mini album, a very limited release which sold out very quickly. So we spent a year planning, then recording it ourselves, and we did all the artwork ourselves too.
Even our website was designed by us. We got a book out of the library so we could learn how to do it. Then we had to do it again cos it was a right palaver. So after all that, things took off really quickly and went Nightside Realm - Chaosbaphomet - Promethean Black Flame in the space of two months, which was quite surprising.
The album's launch party was scheduled for 7 July at Cheekees night club in Staines where their top ten single "Hard to Beat" was filmedbut this was cancelled due to the ill health of Richard's mother, and the London bombings also X-World/5 - New Universal Order that day. Her death resulted in the band pulling out of the Glastonbury festival. The launch party was rescheduled for 13 Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV and the venue changed to Ladbroke GroveLondon.
Richard says that he is no longer friends with Cheekee because of an incident involving him describing his nightclub to a newspaper like "a bad wedding".
Richard defended himself by saying " Two places higher than it originally went in on the week of its release. It reached No. The band's re-release of "Cash Machine" entered the official Top 40 singles chart at No. The album was listed for weeks in 7 different charts and was certificated platinum by BPI.
Its peak position was number 1 on the UK Album Chart. Overall Stars of CCTV received positive reviews Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV on aggregate website Metacritic the album attained a score of 74 out of based on 22 professional reviews. Dave Simpson of The Guardian Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV the album three stars out of five, writing that "Hard-Fi's edge over more derivative rivals lies in a formula that delivers old Specials and Clash reggae vibes with the big-tune ratio of a boy band".
He however deemed some of the later tracks on the album "filler". Their formula of snappy Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV and tight guitar hooks, particularly on "Middle Eastern Holiday" and "Gotta Reason," captures Hard-Fi's youthful presentation". Like all of the Hard-Fi releases, various formats carried subtle changes to differentiate them Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV the shelf, making them all collectable, such as "Hard to Beat"'s changing sky to "Living for the Weekend"'s countdown to The Tina mentioned on some of the sleeves formed a subplot throughout all the single releases.
She later became a bit of a talking point both in the music press and on the fans forums. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indie rock post-punk revival. Necessary Atlantic.
Richard Archer Wolsey White. British Phonographic Industry. Archived from Peaceful Journey - Fat Larrys Band - Off The Wall original on 17 January Retrieved 22 June Retrieved 11 March The Guardian. Pitchfork Media. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 April Retrieved 21 October Hung Medien.
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