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"Real Real Real"

"Introspection comes less naturally to Mike Edwards, and so this gentler sounding Jesus isn't quite as real sounding as the bands earlier, spikier things. Edwards pleads where he used to rage, the rottweiler guitars of old are kept on a leash, and the rhythm skips where it once stomped. If they'd been bolder and gone for a radical change of mood, then Edwards thoughtful lyric might have been highly effective, but this just seems like the old mad messiah tranquilized. A pity."(Rock Inkie 90)

"This starts off promisingly enough with a sacrifice to the devil and a business like glowering chorus. Then the tune turns into the aural equivalent of Mr bean becoming a different animal with each change of musical hat. "Rx3" doesn't know whether to be house or indie pop and this attempt to cross over has left its creators sprawled in elegantly between two stools. It doesn't have the imagination of or aggression of indie pop or the grooveability of house."(Rock Inkie '90)

"Gasp another remix! This is one of those things that thunders along in a kind of pop/rock/rap sort of a way, and its genuinely exciting. Plus, its has the added quality of being rather good at lodging firmly into the part of your brain that will recall it at every available opportunity. The Jones have been tipped for the top for some time, surely their time has come."(Smash Hits '90)

"The big one for the Jones boys, masterminded by affable whizzkid Mike Edwards, and boasting the chunkiest beat, the grooviest choral FX, and the catchiest tune this side of a Happy Mondays tune. Get the 12" for the snarling raw mix and learn to live again. All hail the sample-rock revolution."(Rock Inkie '90)

"Right Here Right Now"

"Nowhere near as good as Betty Boo - but then again, who is? This is much much mellower than the spasm of frenzied glory that was "Info Freako", Mike sings at full stretch, and.......this could be a charter kids! Its like being liquid penetrated by a thousand bloodsucking worms whilst drowning in rich semi-liquid mulch. A very brown record. Fans of clattering dustbins and hoarse yelling will be more than satisfied by the back up servings of devilish "Are you Satisfied?" and "Move Me". JJ are well on their way to becoming a proper pop band."(Single of the Week Rock inkie '90)

"Chapter Three verse 27 of the pop bible states that "after thou has tried to bludgeon thy way into the nations affections and the holy charts with scant success,then adopteth the more subtle methods of wooing the masses...." Or something. Those Jesus freaks have come up with their finest offering since "Info Freako" spat out its rusk. Their familiar shuffling beat has its abrasive edges smoothed as a rousing brass refrain makes way for Mike Edwards valiant attempts at singing as opposed to shouting. A mellow synth weaves a web of restraint around what is an infectious and encouraging move."(No.1 '90)

"Its nowhere near as furious as their last hit, and the vocals are decidedly on the rasping side, but it is a bit of a grower. A slow tune about the colossal events that happened in the Eastern Bloc recently, it still manages to include a crunching axe solo in the middle, but seems to lack a certain something.Whatever it is, its difficult to say, but it seems a bit flat. Good, but perhaps not the obvious choice for a single."(Smash Hits '90)

"This is fine. The ultra-baggy groove and brass lifted from the last Primal Scream single married to just a taster of The Wonder Stuff makes for one fine groove. Even the mandatory feedback is handled with kids gloves and impeccable timing."(Rock Inkie '90)

"And while I'd like to congratulate JJ on their US success, and give them kudos for being political with a small "p", this re-release isn't as gripping as Mike Edwards haircut."(Rock Inkie '91)

"This is a nice song, it sounds a bit like Prince styled drums. They're a great live band aren't they?"(Bros reviewing for Smash Hits '91

"International Bright Young Thing"

"Courtesy of Phil Harding this is a strange collusion of that trademark SAW jigga-jagga drumbeat, raucous guitars and mental age yelps. The ultimate answer to Morrisseys "Last of the International Playboys" perhaps? But are the Jones truly "IBYT"s?"(Smash Hits '90)

"Just when JJ were getting there, British Rail style, along came EMF. The Jones putout two spectacular singles in a row in 1990, delightful in their corrosive technicolour jumpiness, trust me to get the duff one. "IBYT" is funky enough in essence, but the tune was surely made up on the way to the studio and Mike E's vocal is actually painful."(Rock Inkie '90)

"Who Where Why ?"

"As JJ become a part of the chart establishment, the groups records become more streamlined, moving further and further away from the live arena and toilets where they built their reputation. Fine by me, this almost Kylie-esque backing suits Mike E's work schedule induced huskiness perfectly."(Record Mirror '91)

"I subscribe to the view that JJ have got gradually more boring since their terrifically exciting first single. This sounds like their other hits - it has a trendy beat, a couple of interesting sounds, a bit of zip and energy and not much else."(No.1 '91)

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