JOBOXERS’ first and biggest UK hit was the #3 smash BOXERBEAT, which was followed months later by the #7 hit JUST GOT LUCKY. This second single also reached the charts in Australia and USA, where it made a big enough impression to be selected for the soundtrack of the Steve Carell comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin over 20 years later.
JOBOXERS’ debut album LIKE GANGBUSTERS reached the US Pop charts and became a Top 20 hit in the UK in addition to producing a third consecutive UK Top 40 hit single in the form of JOHNNY FRIENDLY. A Further non album single JEALOUS LOVE gave the band their fourth hit of an amazing debut year. In addition to containing the now rare original 7″ and 12″ remixes, this 20 track expanded remaster also contains rare b-sides Let’s Talk About Love, Why Don’t You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too) and Forget Me Love as well as the hit JEALOUS LOVE, of which the studio version makes it’s CD debut here.
album) showcases a band that were more than just a couple of chart hits.
Riproaring piano player Dave Gollard’s work fires most of the album, and the
success of current acts like Caro Emerald and Paloma Faith suggests JoBoxers’
output deserves a second glance”.
Express / January 2012 / Dave Esson
image was as striking as their sound, with 1920s-esque working class style and
a sound that mixed Northern Soul and pop on the likes of ‘Boxerbeat’, as well
as following charting singles ‘Just Got Lucky’ and ‘Johnny Friendly’.
out of 10
Le Rock / Issue 6 / Gem Pitt
a brash, eclectic set that’s well worth reappraisal, particularly second single
Just Got Lucky.”
4 out of 5
Collector / April 2012 / Shane Baldwin