Released at the same time as their ‘Next Time Around’ album (also on the We Dig This label), The Ace bring us the 3-song ‘Another Top Pop’ EP that doesn’t feature any of the songs already released on their long player.
The three songs on the EP are ‘Oh Yeah!’, ‘Get Me Home On Time’ and ‘Strung Out Love Strung’ – all three composed by messrs. Magus, Lee and Spencer (as is the album).
Starting at the beginning (which is always a good place), ‘Oh Yeah!’ is a fantastic pop/bubblegum/garage beat number that is just so radio friendly it’s untrue. This is one of the best A-sides I have heard in a long while, which is high praise indeed.
‘Get Me Home On Time’ is another really instant number that has you singing along with it straight away. It’s a very mid-sixties, power pop sounding song that is just so infectious.
The final song on the EP, ‘Strung Out Love Strung’, is a more brooding, moody track, much in the same way that the slow version of ‘Honey’ was to Makin’ Time – but still powerful and it still in-beds itself into your brain.
Overall then, this is a really good EP that I know many of you will enjoy. And what’s even better is that if you buy The Ace’s album from them directly on the web (www.wedigthistheace.blogspot.co.uk ), they’ll send you a copy of this EP for free.
Now that is ‘Ace’!!!