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Vinyl Talk: Joe Jackson – Look sharp

Joe Jackson Look Sharp vinylJoe Jackson’s album “Look Sharp” has been in my collection from the early eighties. It doesn’t sound pristine any more because over the years it has seen many turntables, some only a sad excuse for the word. The styli used were sometimes only marginally better than a darning needle. In a way that fits the album. “Look Sharp” was released in 1979, the waning years of punk. Waning or not, there still is a definite air of musical anarchy about this album. “Look Sharp” sounds gritty (in a good way) even if many of the tracks are actually more laid back compared to the punk of the years just preceding this release. Side B is a bit more uptempo and there the punk influence shines through the most. Continue reading Vinyl Talk: Joe Jackson – Look sharp