Cross Talk - Warner Brothers 1980
The opener "I`m Calling" is a solid new-wave type rocker, showing that Pretty Things were trying ( and able ) to keep up with the musicals trends of the late seventies/early eighties.
The album continues in the same vein with solid rockers, none of them particularly memorable until the melodic "Falling Again" with its driving Peggy Sue rhythm. The stand-out track is the half acoustic "She Don't", a fine song that would have suited the voice of Brett Anderson of Suede - fine lead-guitar break on that one too.
All three bonus-tracks are great, in fact much better than some of the original tracks. Especially "Sea About Me"
Conclusion: A good solid album; among the most hard-rocking Pretty Things albums. My favourite tracks are "She Don`t", "Falling Again", "I`m Calling", "The Young Pretenders" and "Sea About Me"