Nice review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from The VINYL DISTRICT


It was Lee who wrote “Hangin’ on the Telephone,” and yet his profile still suffers in comparison to his bandmates in the Nerves, Paul Collins and Peter Case. Comprised of Lee’s hard to find ’81 and ’85 albums plus B-side “Small World,” this 2LP should give recent converts to the power-pop cause reason to celebrate. “Hangin’…” and a few other Nerves tunes are given solid updates, but this largely resists falling back on past laurels. Dated production does abound, particularly on the ’85 stuff, but the quality songwriting still shines through. B+ – THE VINYL DISTRICT