Category Archives: Homework
This album contains a more modern ROOSTER with influences from New Wave and possibly punk. “A Matter of Time” is one of the better tracks of the album. They still knew how to construct songs and write lyrics, they had simply changed though. A song like “Cut the Wire” is still interesting, it is just not what I expect of an ATOMIC ROOSTER album.
These recordings are somewhat stark and naked…and the odd electronic percussion doesn’t really fit the music. But if you concentrate on substance, Rooster fans are likely to find some real gems in this obscure little basket…An interesting snapshot of things that never gelled decades ago.
www.lmnop.com (March 2008)
Hard-core fans may claim the 17 rough sketches presented here (alongside the Vic Maile-produced singles) to be of Holy Grail significance…
Classic Rock (April 2008)
If Polydor had let Atomic Rooster finish their Homework…it could have been fantastic…
Record Collector (April 2008)
…a bold collection of some diversity that reaches back into their early 70′s roots, while embracing some of the contemporary new wave snarling energy alongside elements of blues and prog rock…with its myriad of approaches, its imagination and energy, ultimately rewards.
RocknReel, April/May 2008
…tracks that were receorded for an aborted Polydor album between 1979 and 1981…
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (May 2008)
…a tantalizing glimpse of what might have been had record company executives not moved on to the ‘Next Big Thing’.
www.hardrockhouse.com (April 2008)
…UK raunchy rock, heavy, plenty of organ and guitars…including a nice live version of Devils Answer.
Feedback (April 2008)
A band to be discovered and rediscovered…
Odymetal, www.myspace.com (May 2008)
Pretty much each and every one of these twenty-three songs were well written and clearly had strong arrangements intact… Store this one right next to your Rooster classics ‘Death Walks Behind You’, ‘In Hearing of…’ and ‘Live At The Marquee’. A must-have.
www.aural-innovations.com (May 2008)
…completes the story in the fine style…remind us why the Rooster still was crowing so loudly.
Jo-Ann-Greene, Goldmine (May 2008)