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Many thanks to Ric Morris for sending me these two contemporary reviews of Consequences from the inky music weeklies NME and Sounds.

Ric writes:

    Attached are NME and Sounds reviews. Enjoy! Interesting that they have come to entrely contradictory conclusions, i.e. NME thinks the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and Sounds thinks the whole is less than the sum of the parts. I do remember that Melody Maker absolutely loved revered and worshipped it, the most important rock album of all time etc... and it was definately Harry Doherty (Docherty?? spelling! Any relation of Pete???) who reviewed it. I read that review first and bought the album on the strength of it. I recall that the album was a bit of a disappointment afterwards, although I still remember it with affection mainly because of Peter Cook's fabulous lines. (you missed 'Thank God for the Rolls. All the other cars were being blown backwards!'). I will get round to playing it as soon as I have my record deck set up again.

Click here to read the text of the NME review

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Click here to read the text of the Sounds review

Click here to see a photo of the Sounds review

Click here to see a scan of the Melody Maker review, kindly sent in by Paul Hamilton.

 

 




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