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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2008
I remember driving around Denver in 1995 listening to the sadly ill-fated 92x when, suddenly, I was jolted out of the boredom of University BLVD on the way to my job at Famous Video & Music ('member when those kindsa stores still existed before B-Buster power-played 'em into the dust: used CDs/video games/and Rainer Werner Fassbinder movies--sweeeet). The jolt was a powerful opening riff. The first time I heard "Beyond Belief" was a similar moment. "What is this?, I asked myself with a goofy beguiled smile. Four minutes and two seconds later, I heard the DJ mention something about an unsigned band called Reacharound from the UK. 92x--the best radio station Denver has known in my memory--disappeared due to capitalism. While 92x remained--before KBPI stomped it into the ground--I enjoyed Reacharound, among other great lost bands (Cold Crank, we hardly knew ye, although, I can't vouch for the fact that 92x played Cold Crank; if they didn't, they should've). Months later, BMG gave me an offer I couldn't refuse, and long story short, "Who's Tommy Cooper" was mailed to my meager abode. It's a bit hit or miss as a whole, but "Big Chair" is a hit that should never have missed. Do yourself a favor and don't miss it yourself. You won't regret it. And if you do, there's always Kylie Minogue, you little sinner. XD Now, excuse me, but the Floyd beckons . . .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2003
I typed in Reacharound's name as a joke at Allmusic Guide's website and fund them. Out of curiosity, I typed their name into a search engine to find nothing. I searched music stores across the county--nothing. I found nothing to account for the band's existence. I decided to go hardcore on this; I searched throughout the entire radio station in which my father was the promotions manager of (he got all the free CDs) and in the bottom of a three-foot stack of CDs in the old production studio, I found this piece of gold...I don't know what compelled me to do it, but I found it and oh god, was it ever worth the perilous search. This is quite possibly one of the best recent bands to preserve a good quality with a post-grunge attitude and feel all at the same time. I celebrate Reacharound's short life daily in my car or at home with "Who's Tommy Cooper?"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2005
This is of the best rock records of the century!.How did we miss this when it came out? A real rocking, modern alternative album with a sixties edge....Kinda like 'Mars Volta'/Muse meets 'the Jam','the Kinks' & early 'the Who'.This is one of those rare records that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish,over and over.Great musicianship & great songs,they know their stuff.What happened to them? Does anyone have any info on them? A real gem, highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2008
This album is a lost gem of mid-90's American power pop/post-grunge alternative rock. Echoes of the Clash, 70's garage rock, and pure pop-punk hooks. This isn't groundbreaking, but it's a hybrid that wears its influences on its sleeve and displays beautiful execution.

Out of print, but highly recommended if you can find it used.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2010
The band that dissapeared! A great original piece of my CD collection, everytime i listen to Who's Tommy Cooper i like it more and more! I wish i had seen them live. If you like hard catchy rock with good lyrics and a raw garage like take on music that makes you smile then give Reacharound a listen! Reacharound rocks period!
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on May 26, 2015
Great lesser known band from the 90's.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2010
Won't lie. I got this CD for one song. It was cheaper than getting it off of iTunes and now I have the entire album! Brings back the memories of when radio didn't suck.
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