Entertainment Weekly - 4/19/96, p.78
"...a potent, passionate disc in the vein of the Kinks and early Who..." - Rating: B
RIP (7/96, p.12) - 4 (out of 5)
- "...There's enough good-time celebration here to warrant rolling the windows down and letting 'er rip....Cast makes music for the sheer joy of it, and that kind of unbridled honesty can't help but shine through..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1193 stars out of 5
-- "[T]uneful, unironic Who-like rock illuminated by the bold guitar of erstwhile Strange Sensation man Skin..."
Cast: John Power (vocals, guitar); Liam Tyson (guitar); Peter Wilkinson (bass); Keith O'Neill (drums).
Additional personnel: Vincent Needham, Jonathan Stone (strings).
Audio Mixer: John Leckie.
Liner Note Author: Terry Staunton.
Recording information: Manor Studios, Oxford; Sawmills Studios, Fowley.
Editor: Karl Flaschke.
Photographer: Norman Watson.
Although the list of UK 60s retro pop groups is growing at a frightening rate, the amount of really good ones is becoming similarly unmanageable. How many ways can you skin a G, D, C, Am, F sequence and still have room for a middle eight? At least another 12 ways, judging by this album. They sound familiar, but on 'Sandstorm' the hook is theirs, not to forget the wah-wah break, which, although Hendrix-derived, is still of their own making. Songs such as 'Finetime' and 'Alright' are instantly appealing, inducing a nagging 'where have I have I heard it before' in the head.