The Italian Job is a pleasant if unremarkable period piece…the bonus inclusion of Shotgun Eyes, an album recorded in 1990 by The Silence…is something else. Fifteen sizzling tracks of heart-racing proto-punk, machine-gun riffing and primal rock ‘n’ roll…may yet encourage a new generation to seek out and discover the whole story.
Steve Caseman, RocknReel (October 2008)
A genuine rarity on vinyl…12 chugging sub-Small Faces, way-sub-Action soul covers was recorded in a day…
Record Collector (December 2008)
If you feel like cutting the rug, this collection will do nicely; if you’re up for expanding The Hoople horizons, this is essential.
www.dmme.net (November 2008)
It’s biting blues through and through and a living history lesson for everyone.
Jo-Ann Greene, Goldmine (January 2009)