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One of the absolute great, totally overlooked power pop albums of that late 70s/early 90s from Seattle. This is the classic power pop sound of the time. In the 80s they became the Brandos and got a major label deal but here? Pure power pop. This CD reissue came out in 1999 and is long out of print. Not Lame sold a LOT of these back in the day because...well, it was 'very Not Lame'. Don't miss out on this one. This is a promo that has a small hole in the art work.

"4 1/2 stars. Comparable to the likes of the Shoes and 20/20, the Allies seemed destined for greatness, but at the time, record label heads weren't exactly flocking to Seattle to sign bands -- in the same way the would have if the band hailed from say, New York City or Los Angeles. Despite no major-label takers, the group issued a lone album in 1982, Allies, via their own label. And while local radio and even MTV got behind the leadoff track, "Emma Peel," this would prove to be the group's one and only full-length before calling it quits in 1985. Fourteen years after their split, the Allies' leader, Dave Kincaid, reissued the album via his Haunted Field Music label, and listening to it all these years later, there's really no reason why the group shouldn't have followed other similarly styled acts up the charts. This is especially evident on the aforementioned "Emma Peel" (arguably the best thing the Allies did), as well as the Tommy Tutone-ish "Keep Your Eyes on Your Heart," the Records-esque "Hide in the City," and the slashing guitar-based "The Fanatic Rag." Hopefully, this reissue will bring some much-deserved attention to one of the more overlooked bands of the early-'80s power pop era."-AMG