The Virgins - Strike Gently

The Virgins - Strike Gently
The Virgins - Strike Gently The Virgins - Strike Gently
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Format: Vinyl (LP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): Cult Records (CLT0011)
Special Attributes: Includes download card
Release Date: 2013
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"...Perhaps the biggest surprise of all though is how classic it sounds, Cumming’s posturing sounding as if it’s been lifted straight from a forgotten vinyl covered in dust and suspicious stains. It’s Dire Straits teamed with louche New York cool – a combination that shouldn’t work, but totally does..." (

"...Whereas the rhythm guitar played a leading, dominant role on almost every track from their debut, it’s void from the forefront here – changing the conversation on The Virgins’ general forebears from, roughly, INXS to Petty. If ever there were legitimate criticisms on The Virgins as disco-dependent one-trick ponies, Strike Gently renders them fallacious. “Wheel of Fortune” straddles a curious line between “Boys of Summer” and surf rock revivalism, while “Figure on the Ice” and closer “Blue Rose Tattoo” are a pair of slow-burners fit for night drives, mobs of waving BIC lighters, or maybe beer tears. Strike Gently is also the first official release on Cult Records, the label recently founded by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. It’s almost too obvious that a band that kinda looks like The Strokes, sorta sounds like The Strokes, and is currently making moves like The Strokes would get that nod, but don’t typecast The Virgins just yet. Like Casablancas’, Cumming’s band was thought dead not too long ago, yet here they are: at a point of reinvention that offers them far more possible new directions than it denies..." (Read More:

Track List

A1 Prima Materia    
A2 Wheel Of Fortune    
A3 Flashbacks, Memories, And Dreams    
A4 Figure On The Ice    
A5 Impressions Of You        

B1 What Good Is Moonlight    
B2 Travel Express (From Me)        
B3 The Beggar    
B4 Amelia    
B5 Blue Rose Tattoo (Live)  

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