Birmingham Sun - June 19, 1979
|THE BISHOPS - "Cross Cuts"
There's not really a great deal to tell about this album. Suffice it to
say that The Bishops
(formerly The Count Bishops)
have produced a really meaty album here, firmly rooted in the traditions
of rock 'n' roll. What is notable is the plush mix which makes what is
basically a rather heavy album still easy on the aural sensory apparatus
of the listener. Despite a couple of blatant rip offs, I like this album a
lot. Not brilliant, but good.
Australasian Express -
June 29, 1979
|BEGINNING A NEW WEEKLY FEATURE ON RECORDS, BANDS AND MORE
THE BISHOPS, just recovering from the tragic death of guitarist Zenon
De Fleur, have been hit with yet more trouble.
Drummer Paul Balbi has flown back to Australia because of hassles
with the Immigration Department.
While he appeals to the Home Office, the band is forced to mark time,
putting doubts over plans for a Scandinavian tour.
However you can still get an earful of The Bishops from their latest
L.P. "Cross Cuts" on Chiswick Records CWK 3009.
The album gives you lots of the good time, dirty rock 'n' roll that the
band do oh so well.
The classic "I Take What I Want" starts it off with a
thump, while the Dave Tice/Zenon De Fleur composition "Your
Daddy Don't Mind" and the old Easybeats track "Good
Times" stand out on side one.
Side two keeps up the quality with, among other things, a ripper version
of "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite",
originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac.
"Cross Cuts" is highly recommended for your next party,
especially if you would like a change from the usual disco dance music
that's taken over the turntables at every one else's parties.
If you need convincing, listen to The Bishops in a live session on
the Andy Peebles Show, BBC Radio 1 early in July, with Peter Miles
from Gulliver Smith's band sitting in on drums.
If you want to send a message, don't hesitate.
have to write my E-mail address in the "To"
zone of your E-mail program.
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