Vive Le Rock Original recording remastered
|1. Vive Le Rock|
|2. Miss Thing|
|3. Razor Keen|
|4. Rip Down|
|5. Scorpio Rising|
|6. Apollo 9|
|7. Hells Eight Acres|
|8. Mohair Locker Room Pin-up Boys|
|9. No Zap|
|11. Apollo 9 (reprise)|
|12. Human Bondage Den (Unreleased Album Track ) (Bonus Track)|
|13. Vive Le Rock (Unreleased 12" Mix) (Bonus Track)|
|14. Apollo 9 (Unreleased Francois K 7" Mix) (Bonus Track)|
|15. Doggy Style (Unreleased Demo Track) (Bonus Track)|
|16. Night They Vietcong (Unreleased Demo Track) (Bonus Track)|
|17. Big Big Man (Unreleased Demo Track) (Bonus Track)|
|18. Apollo 9 (Francois K Splashdown Mix) (Bonus Track)|
|19. Vive Le Rock (Unreleased US 7" Mix) (Bonus Track)|
'Vive Le Rock' was originally released in 1985, this remastered reissue features 20 tracks including 10 bonus tracks 'Apollo 9' , 'Human Bondage Den', 'Vive Le Rock' (unreleased 12 inch mix), 'Apollo 9' (unreleased Francois 7 inch mix), 'Doggy Style' (unreleased demo), 'Night They Vietcong' (unreleased demo), 'Big Big Man (Razor Man)' (unreleased demo), 'Rip Down' (demo), 'Apollo 9' (Francois K splashdown mix) & 'Vive Le Rock' (unreleased US 7 inch mix). Columbia. 2005.
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The album has it's share of great songs. The great ELO-esque title track. The loud rocking "Miss Thing". The barroom-piano of "Mohair Lockeroom Pin-Up Boys". The T.Rex sounding "Rip Down". The catchy and ultra-busy "Apollo 9" single. The weirdly catchy "No Zap", Scorpio Rising", "Hell's Eight Acres". Adam's songs are great and Marco is well-accounted for (he was a bit too reserved on the Strip album).
The album is an easily enjoyable romp for any Ant fan. Others will certainly like all the catchy and weirdly arranged songs.
The bonus tracks are great. Well-produced demos and intersting 12" mix (for a change) versions of "Vive Le Rock" and "Apollo 9".
There are also many great outtakes for this album ("Greta X", "Human Bondage Den", "Hired Gun" and "Saigon") which can be found on Antbox and B-Side Babies (also recommened). They are not on here but should also be sought after as Vive Le Rock could have been an incredible double-album as well.
Great Remaster with lyrics and perfect sound. A Must have!!
So much for the perfect reissue.
The remastered edition is cursed with a whopping ten additional bonus tracks. Too many versions of "Vive Le Rock" and "Apollo 9" that I could have done without, but there are three originals like the outtake "Human Bondage Den" which is all right, and "Doggy Style" which is average fare. The last original demo is "Night They Vietcong" sounds like a cross between "Chicken Outlaw" and "Personal Jesus".
As with the other remasters in this series, the booklet comes with lyrics to all the songs and the artwork and graphic design tie in perfectly with the other albums. All in all, not one of Adam Ant's best works.