An album that starts with the lyrics "Your love is like greasy fried noodles, instantly gratifying, makes me want to come back for more" has gotta be good, right!?
TPOH are best known for their late eighties hit I'm an adult now, which I hated with a passion at the time - I was going through my "everything in the charts is crap" phase! I got my comeuppance a few years later - what I was listening to at the time (grunge) became mainstream (sigh)! Also, I felt I'm an adult now was championed by people who wouldn't know a good tune if it bit them on the arse!
Despite my holier than thou attitude, I later heard (and fell in love with) the Love Junk album, and duly bought the follow up One Sided Story, which I felt was a huge step forward for the band: better songwriting, more diverse.
Yet the album was slagged by many critics! Labels such as confused, flawed, awkward, dated, and misogynistic abounded - and those were the good reviews! I always found that last criticism a bit, odd given there were two girls in the band. Whatever! But then the same criticism gets leveled at The White Stripes.
In short, the album wasn't Love Junk volume 2. It was better, but it is not what most people expected/wanted. Ain't that the same with many bands?
Anyhow, enough waffling......
What to we have here? Essentially pop-rock. If you like Cheap Trick or Red Kross, you may well dig this!
The Pursuit of Happiness - 1990 - One Sided Story
- Two Girls in One
- New Language
- Something Physical
- One Thing
- No Safe Place
- Shave Your Legs
- Runs in the Family
- All I Want
- Forbidden Fruit
- Little Platoons (My Neighbourhood)