Reviewed By:Anthony Strutt
It opens up with ‘Golden Bud’, which has a tribal rhythm that hypnotises instantly and which is raw, brutal, beautiful and solid, at times hinting of the similar live jams of the Velvet Underground. The Hills are Burnin' has more of a commercial feel, and a coolness to it making it very likeable.
‘Runnin' Outa Road’, is a heads-down blues-styled rocker that would make ZZ Top proud. ‘When the Movie's All Thru' is the first Mick Farren track and has a deeper feel but remains dark, while its guitar solos really does carry it to somewhere else.
‘I Walk Away’ is more punky and played in a faster fashion. ‘You Lied to Me’ is a foot-tapper but underneath it's a very sad blues tale. ‘Midnight Crisis’ is full of anger and frustration, and worthy of being a single in another life.
‘Stopped at the Border’ is doom-laden, while ‘Spellbound’ builds slowly to an intense climax. ‘Down to the Wire’ is another number that ZZ Top would be proud of. ‘Skeleton Army’ is another song written by Farren and is very much a guitar heavy number, and is followed by ‘Mick’, a tribute to their friend.
The title track ‘Naked Radio’ is again written by Farren and is a song which haunts in traditional Pink Fairies fashion and rocks hard. It all ends with the ‘Roll Over Beethoven’-styled ‘Deal Deal’, which smashes the notes home.
A decent return for the Fairies.