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Here, There or Anywhere (23 Mid Pop Classics 1982-1986)

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Download links and information about Here, There or Anywhere (23 Mid Pop Classics 1982-1986) by The Direct Hits. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:16:42 minutes.

Artist: The Direct Hits
Release date: 2014
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:16:42
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Modesty Blaise 2:34
2. English Girls 3:10
3. Girl in a Picture 2:33
4. The Old Curiosity Shop (feat. Dan Tracey on Piano) 2:49
5. My Back Pages 1:40
6. What Killed Aleister Crowley? 4:22
7. Miranda Berkley 1:58
8. This Was Marc Deans 4:18
9. Captivating Eyes 2:46
10. Henry the Unhappy Inventor 7:51
11. Theme from the Munsters (Live Version Berlin 1985) 3:39
12. My Car 2:49
13. I Start Counting 3:07
14. So Sad, I Don't Feel Too Bad (Live Version Berlin 1985) 2:54
15. I've Got Eyes 4:30
16. She's Not Herself Today 2:55
17. Miles Away 2:44
18. (Just Like An) Abacus 3:56
19. She's Not Here, There or Anywhere 3:00
20. Last Night I Saw the Sunrise 3:05
21. Heat and Sun 3:27
22. Christina 3:09
23. She Really Didn't Care (Remix) 3:26

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The mod revival in England didn't die out in the '70s when the Jam got more complicated, or when bands like Secret Affair and the Lambrettas ran out of purple hearts. There were still isolated pockets of skinny ties and smart suits with bands like the Direct Hits, the Times, and the Jetset keeping it retro-real for the faces. Here, There or Anywhere is a career-spanning collection of tracks by the Direct Hits that gathers up singles, songs from both their albums (1984's Blow Up and 1986's House of Secrets), a couple unreleased songs, and a live take on "Theme from the Munsters." The Hits mixed plenty of psych pop and folky jangle into their songs — factors that no doubt led to them recording for Dan Treacy of Television Personalities' Whaam! label — and had a knack for writing catchy melodies. Early single "Modesty Blaise" does well in setting up their template of retro imagery, classic sounds, and hooks, but as they progressed their sound got richer and a little tougher. Songs from their second album, like the "My Generation"-quoting "Miles Away" and "Heat and Sun," have a wiry punch not too far away from power pop bands like the Plimsouls. The group packed it in before their output took any kind of noticeable dip in quality, and even though they didn't have any hits, direct or otherwise, a listen to this collection proves that they are definitely worth rediscovering whether you drive a scooter or just like well-crafted and well-played '60s-influenced pop.