The best songs on this updated compilation are by far the first twelve. Raw and savage Mod rockers such as "Making Time" and "Painter Man" rival The Who's first LP for intensity. It makes one wonder why The Creation weren't bigger than they were…
Released in 2008, this compilation takes a very thorough look at Herbert Grönemeyer's catalog, highlighting his best work on seven separate discs. Included are songs from Bochum, the best-selling German album of 1984, and Mensch, the best-selling German album of all time.
Brazil falling in the carnival madness again! Millions of residents and visitors are given to merriment and dancing. Rio - the heart of the Brazilian carnival. When the elite dancers pass, followed by carts with giant puppets, musicians, athletes and artists, the audience screams and moans of delight. And while complete nudity is forbidden rules carnival, dancers often appear in a very risque costumes, dazzling not only beauty but also the almost without of dress.
Though it may not seem like much time, the five short years during which they recorded for A&M Records marked the most consistent period of Y&T's unfortunate career. And though they would sign a new contract with Geffen thereafter, their subsequent, glam-drenched efforts would prove even less inspired. So while hardly all encompassing, Best of '81 to '85 will satisfy the curious fan better than any other package, save perhaps for their excellent live album, Open Fire. The band's drab studio technique notwithstanding, tracks like "Open Fire," "Hurricane," "Mean Streak," and "I Believe in You" make a strong, cohesive statement about the group's songwriting, if not their performance. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia