Did anyone need a Heavy Stereo 25th Anniversary Edition reissue of Deja Voodoo? After all, the album didn’t exactly soar when it was first released and the band disappeared pretty quickly afterwards too.
Yes, they did.
The thing is Heavy Stereo’s timing sucked, not their music.
They brought a glam rock revival sound to a world that simply couldn’t conceive that glam rock could still sound amazing.
Sadly, if Heavy Stereo were to make a comeback right now, they’d probably have the same problem.
It’s an amazing album that was, perhaps, ahead of its time and stuck in the 1970s too.
However, this shouldn’t stop anyone who enjoys a bit of contagiously good rock/pop from checking out the reissue.
Not only is the original album there in all of its glory, but it has been expanded on and all the B-sides, rarities and other assorted material has been polished off and included as the second disc in the set.
Gem Archer, of course, went on to star in Oasis, Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds but this is where it began and it’s worth a visit.
You can grab a copy online here.
The first time Nicholas went to a live gig, 31 years ago, it turned out to be an Iron Maiden secret gig and he became hooked on the music scene. He was one of the founding writers for Astro Zombie a heavy metal and new world techno-inspired zine and his interview with Rob Caggiano of Anthrax brought in over 300,000 readers. He’s based out of Southeast Asia now, but his love of music is as strong and diverse as ever.