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Foxheads Stalk This Land

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Just Too Bloody Stupid
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Sewer Pipe Dream
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I Kiss The Flowers In Bloom
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Pathetique
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A Prophecy
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In Spite Of These Times
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Foxheads
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I Take Bribes
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Pimps
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Mother Of God
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 37:43

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Alex Naidus

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01.03.07
A jingly-jangly gem
2002 | Label: Fire Records / The Orchard

One of the most oddly named — and certainly one of the most underrated — of the bands to appear on NME’s legendary C-86 cassette, the Close Lobsters play a perfectly breezy brand of guitar-heavy jangle-pop. Foxheads is their first and best album, full of effortless-sounding shoulda-been-hits. It’s puzzling that music so relentlessly catchy and well-crafted has been so largely ignored; the album is bursting with bright, sparkling gems, from the Lemonheads-predicting "I Kiss the… read more »

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Entire Album Is Amazing

RobotWar

Fantastic album, a lost classic. This is one of the records that proves the 80s were a fabulous decade for music. The big, bold choruses and razor-sharp hooks on this record are still great today. CL was similar to Biff Bang Pow, Pale Fountains, Weather Prophets and other purveyors of jangle pop, but with stronger guitars.

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ah the memories...

KfuMike

I always thought they sounded like a great cross between the Jazz Butcher and Tones on Tale. This album got a lot of spins back in my college dj days.

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Long lost indie classic from cynical Scots

Paul.B

Delighted to find this album on emusic almost two decades after buying my (now rather worn) vinyl copy. Not many of the bands on the NME's C86 compilation went on to make even half-decent albums, but The Close Lobsters were an emphatic exception. The quality just never lets up on this record, whether it's the sheer beauty of 'A Prophecy', the chiming guitars on 'Foxheads' or the white noise finale on 'Mother Of God'. An absolute timeless indie classic. Note to emusic management - Please get the fabulous follow up 'Headache Rhetoric' on here as soon as humanly possible'.

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A classic

chrispy

One of the best britpop albums of the 80's. You can hear a lot of precursors to 90's dreampop (My Bloody Valentine, Ride) in here, along with some great hummable melodies and some really goofy lyrics. Highly recommended. Try the first track "Just too bloody stupid" for a sample.

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In the mid-’80s, when Britain’s underground music scene was dominated by jangly guitars, twee vocals, and fast rhythms, the Close Lobsters were there at the heart. The unusually named Foxheads Stalk This Land was not an album that suffered from over-production, however, this gives the songs a live, gritty feel. Influences stem, quite blatantly, from the Smiths, Orange Juice, the Byrds, and the Buzzcocks. Lyrically, the album does not bear close attention. Most songs comprise phrases which sound good when sung but not printed on a lyrics sheet — perhaps that’s how pop music should be. There is rarely a substandard track to be heard on this fine album, with “I Kiss the Flower in Bloom” being able to grace any Oasis or R.E.M. album. – Christian Smillie

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