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Pictures for Pleasure

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000002PCR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Why dig this record?? Well, if you're into Bowie, into Idol (Check the "Thin White Duke"-ish baritone vocals...) , and have a sweet tooth for slightly over-produced non-metal 80's hard rock , this cd's for you. Most of us know Charlie plays lead guitar for Bob Dylan now..what most people don't know is when he signed to MCA for this album in the mid-80's he was paid the most ever for an "unknown" (millions) and he was only 17. Sexton became a victim of what mainly the critics attacked him with...he was a "HYPE". But listen to this record today and you'll know....the talent is considerable....the songs are for real, and the soul is THERE. Dylan was already a fan before the record was released (Check out "Biograph" liner notes). Too bad the critics /cynics put the lights out on this one before Charlie got the chance he deserved....A+++++
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You have to know the history of Charlie Sexton to know what made him tick, and that goes back a long ways.When this record came out, we got a copy at my college radio station, and we played the single "Beat's So Lonely" until it became radio and MTV fodder, then we worked the rest of the record.I don't know what Charlie was on when he let the record label and the imagemakers turn him into a 17-year-old, posturing, 80's hair boy. There are good songs here, but the record does not do justice to him as a guitarist, all-around musician, or songwriter.Better bets include Arc Angels, the superband with Doyle Bramhall, Jr., Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon...yes, Double Trouble.Things to know: Charlie was a renaissance kid. At 13, if the story he tells is true, he was going to school, working a job and in a band! Forget child prodigies and forget Hanson...Sexton was a true bluesman as a teen, he's lived it, breathed it and is STILL making great music. Now, if only he would get the proper respect the critics owe him!
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There was a fair amount of hype surrounding young Charlie Sexton prior to the release of this, his debut album. The teenage guitar slinging wunderkind from Austin, Texas was rumored to be tight not only with The Fabulous Thunderbirds but with the great Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, sharing many a stage with both bands. Based on those credentials, it came as no small surprise that Sexton's voice and sound on "Pictures For Pleasure" were so similar to that of David Bowie. "Beat's So Lonely" was an MTV staple for a while, but the second single "Impressed" left me feeling just that, not only about the song itself, but the entire album. Quite a debut for a kid barely old enough to drive.
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I remember back in 1986 listening the new artists of the new wave's 2nd generation: Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Charly Sexton. Finally i found both CD's and let me tell you. First time a heard Pictures for pleasure, ai got dissapointed, because it wasn't the same thing i heard when i bought the sigle remix for Beat's so lonely, but in time, 2 months later, it was the song i was listening the less. Charly sexton has the Billly Idol power with an extraordinary vooice (i mean, for being a 16 y.o. boy), and the richness of each song. My favourites: Tell Me, Impressed, Beat's so lonely. It's a must have if you like 80's new wave, and most of it, if you like Billy Idol
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The first time I heard Beat So Lonely I rushed out and bought a tape. I subsequently wore it (and another) out. As I was scouting around I rediscovered the disc. I must say this is a great disc. There isn't a bad track on the CD. This is powerful, raw 1980's. Sexton is multi-talented - he does play all of the instruments on the disc. His voice is amazing for his age. Thank goodness for CD's - hopefully it will take longer to wear this out!
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Even with the taint of the 80's clinging to it, I can't help loving this disc. Charlie Sexton's skill makes me want to chuck my job and my mortgage and become a groupie.
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Charlie's first album (as far as I am aware). Again his talent is brilliant!! All the songs are great - Restless, Beat's So Lonely and Tell Me would have to be my favourites on this album. Space is a little different to his other tracks. This man is too talented (and too sexy) for his own good! Other albums of Charlie's that I haven't seen listed here are Arc Angels (Stevie Ray Vaughan's old band) and a self titled album. I believe Charlie and his brother Will are coming out with a new album shortly. I look forward to it.
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Great early effort..where has he gone? Beats So Lonely was the hit but Impressed is by far my favorite. Surprisingly good lyrics for someone his age and the musicianship is great. I believe he played most of the instruments on the album. Give this one a try to satisfy your 80's jones.
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