My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Original album is tracks 1-13
Brief Background: Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts is the debut album by UK punk band the Adverts. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1977 and released in February of 1978.
What I think: I had never heard of this band, let alone this album so this is a completely new experience for me. Overall, it’s a pretty good album of UK punk. It doesn’t grab me the way the Clash does and there’s a bratty almost metal sound (this is somehow different from the snotty British punk sound that is prevalent throughout the album) in songs like “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” that doesn’t entice me, but for a debut album it has some depth to it. “On The Roof” for example, has a sort of dirge-y sound that Joy Division and The Cure would pick up shortly after this album.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? All and all a solid record of the time. Nothing more nothing less.
Rating (Out of 5) 3
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (317/415)