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The Vibrators

Fall Into the Sky

Review by Gary Hill

This is said to be the final album from The Vibrators. If it is, it's definitely a worthy close to their career. I've always dug the band, and this album delivers another fine collection of their band of punk and garage rock.

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Track by Track Review
The Owl And The Kangaroo
I dig the classy guitar arrangement that brings this in. The cut has a tasty punky vibe at play. It's more of a garage rocker in some ways. It has some definite hints of Hawkwind's punk side, too.
He’s A Psycho
This is a driving screamer that works so well. It's nearly metal really.
Burning Me Up
Another energetic punk stomper, this is a great tune, too.
A little more reflective and slower, this is still quite punk based, but also garage-band-like.
Rock My World
I really dig this a lot. It's one of my favorites here. It has so much energy, and some killer hooks. It's catchy and yet meaty. It's more of an indie rocker than it is punk, at least to my ears.
Dry Down Under
I love the guitar riffing that starts this cut. There is some killer guitar soloing on the tune. This is another that's more hard rocker and less punk. It's also a solid and fun tune.
Fall Into The Sky
There is a dramatic texture to the music that gets this thing going. This gets more driving and punky, but the guitar soloing all over everything brings more of an alternative rock edge to it. Making this the title track was a good choice because it's arguably the best song here.
Another edgy rocker, this has some killer guitar, too.
Devil’s Playground
Now, here we get into more decidedly punk territory. This is driving and fierce. It's also another highlight of the set. There are some almost NWOBHM angles to it.
Brain Failure
This is another powerhouse. It has a lot of garage rock in it, but also some of that punky Hawkwind vibe. This does have some punk angles, as well. This is a fun tune that's another highlight of the disc.
Love’s Changed

A DIY meets punk melodic rocker, this is more stripped back than some of the test. It's a solid tune, but not a standout.

Sat’ Nite
More punky and energized, I love the little blasts of fury that punctuate the vocals. The guitar solo section is so tasty, too. It wanders toward space rock.
Part Of Your World
This is another potent rocker. It has some punk edges, but is more mainstream rock.
So Long
A balladic number, this is a goodbye from the band. It feels heartfelt. It has a strictly acoustic driven mode at the start. The arrangement fills out a little after that, but it continues slow moving and ballad-based.
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