18 Wheeler: Twin action CD PROMO 1994 in plain plastic case. Highly recommended. Great Scottish sophisticated pop rock. Check audio

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18 Wheeler were a Scottish rock band active in the 1990s, consisting of Sean Jackson (vocals, guitar), David Keenan (guitar, vocals), Alan Hake (bass), and Neil Halliday (drums).
Keenan left in 1994 to start his own group, the Telstar Ponies and was replaced by guitarist Steven Haddow. In the same year, the band released their first album Twin Action on Creation Records on 25 July

They were top band on the bill the night Alan McGee walked into Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and discovered Oasis. And in a parallel pop universe they are still a bigger draw than the Gallaghers. As Tony Blair once said ‘Let’s hear it for Wheeler 18‘ (err, that’s actually 18 Wheeler Tony).

18 Wheeler play a kind of sophisticated pop – diverse and gentle. Most songs sound delicately brittle: “Golden Candles” is a sort of wedding march with the frilly interlude in the middle. But there is some rockers too, not aggressive but just nice fast, rhythmic songs “Kum Back”, “The Revealer” and especially “Prock Shake”. “Frosty Hands” is even some kind of art reggae boasting advanced musical theme and nostalgic vocals. So Twin Action is a very attractive album.

18 Wheeler play a kind of sophisticated pop – diverse and gentle. Most songs sound delicately brittle: “Golden Candles” is a sort of wedding march with the frilly interlude in the middle. But there is some rockers too, not aggressive but just nice fast, rhythmic songs “Kum Back”, “The Revealer” and especially “Prock Shake”. “Frosty Hands” is even some kind of art reggae boasting advanced musical theme and nostalgic vocals. So Twin Action is a very attractive album.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great pop album
If you like pop music that sounds like Teenage Fanclub and the Beach Boys mixed together you should try this one. I was not expecting much when I bought this CD but I was surprised by how much I liked it. Very similar to Teenage Fanclub. Should have received more attention at the time. Very cool stuff.

18 Wheeler – Twin Action
Label: Creation Records   CRECD 164
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 994
Genre: Rock – Indie Rock
Tracklist:
1
Sweet Tooth 2:27
2
Nature Girl 2:57
3
Kum Back
4
Golden Candles 6:23
5
The Revealer 2:34
6
Honey Mink 3:40
7
Gram 3:52
8
Prock Shake 3:08
9
Hotel 167 3:01
10
Suncrush 2:37
11
Frosty Hands 3:17
12
Life Is Strange 2:42
13
I Won’t Let You Down 2:04
14
Wet Dream 6:27
Total length: 45:09

Arranged By [Strings] Wheeler, The*, Nils Petersen
Backing Vocals Cassell Webb, Steve Haddow
Bass, Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog] Alan Hake
Guitar [Pedal Steel] Jerry Hogan
Guitar, Mellotron Don Silver
Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Piano Sean Jackson
Mixed By Anjali Dutt
Mixed By [Assistant] Sarah Bedingham
Orchestrated By Pierre Tubbs
Other [Glass Crescendo] F. Clifford Gratin
Percussion, Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer Neil Halliday
Producer Paul Fyfe
Producer, Other [Glass Crescendo], Arranged By [Strings] Craig Leon

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