Vive Le Rock is Adam's most overly rocking album. Great loud guitars,
Americanisms and Americana. Space Cowboys playing T.REX songs.
The album has it's share of great songs. The great ELO-esque title
track. The loud rocking "Miss Thing". The barroom-piano of "Mohair
Lockeroom Pin-Up Boys". The T.Rex sounding "Rip Down". The catchy and
ultra-busy "Apollo 9" single. The weirdly catchy "No Zap", Scorpio
Rising", "Hell's Eight Acres". Adam's songs are great and Marco is
well-accounted for (he was a bit too reserved on the Strip album).
The album is an easily enjoyable romp for any Ant fan. Others will certainly like all the catchy and weirdly arranged songs.
The bonus tracks are great. Well-produced demos and intersting 12" mix
(for a change) versions of "Vive Le Rock" and "Apollo 9".
are also many great outtakes for this album ("Greta X", "Human Bondage
Den", "Hired Gun" and "Saigon") which can be found on Antbox and B-Side
Babies (also recommened). They are not on here but should also be
sought after as Vive Le Rock could have been an incredible double-album
Great Remaster with lyrics and perfect sound. A Must have!!