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Squire / Press

“Their natural habitat remained the sweat and beer soaked atmosphere of a tiny club packed with parkas and Union Jacks and the seven live songs here are delivered with a frenzy that can readily be compared to a maniacal cross between vintage Jam and classic Kinks. But the studio held no fears and if you can imagine the first Beatles Album slammed through the sound of classic Flamin' Groovies, with all the wide-eyed enthusiasm and tunefulness that that implies, you'll be close to capturing the sheer joy of Squire. The concert sequence hits so many peaks that it's difficult to play favorites - 19 minutes of nonstop mod mayhem.” -Dave Thompson - All Music Guide”

“Every inch of this album is filled with melodic hooks, love-lorn lyrics, and an exuberance that was all but missing from music then and now. It's innocent and charming but also mature and commanding. It lacks the power chords that made the Jam hometown punk and mod heroes, but it's more immediate than much of Weller's pretentious posing. Meynell's songwriting is at its prime on Get Smart!.... The album's mix of upbeat pop and midtempo ballads helps to keep the album flowing at a smooth pace, never standing still and becoming monotonous and boring. While the album does have a few tracks that are brighter than others, this is a brilliant example of an album as a whole. Remember the first time you heard Rubber Soul, Revolver, Headquarters, or All Mod Cons? Remember when it felt like one great complete piece of work and not a mix of various studio recordings? Well, Get Smart! is that and a whole lot more. It's pure brilliance in every sense of the word.”

“The music is timeless and more melodic than most albums released in the last 25 years”

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