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Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Albums - (Reviews / Ratings)

On this page I have tried to compare and rate the releases from Sigue Sigue Sputnik and tried to highlight which tracks I see as the most important on the individual releases. This is in not a complete list of Sputnik albums and particularly excludes several cd-r albums that has been released from official channels. Go to my Sputnik site to get a better overview of album and single releases. This page is meant as my guide to the most important album releases from Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

 Rating: 10/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Flaunt It
Title: Flaunt It
 
Comments: 
The ultimate product for any teenager in 1986 looking for the coolest sounding and looking band in the world. Sigue Sigue Sputnik had it all including outrageous looks, the wildest videos, an insane number of remix 12inches and the greatest electronic rock'n'roll ever heard. Giorgio Moroder produced their debut and blasted it full of samples and space guitar. The fact that most music critics hated it just makes the critics stand out as worthless cunts. This album was (and still is) way ahead of it's time. From the commercials between the tracks to the guitar in "Sex Bomb Boogie". Sigue Sigue Sputnik DID invent the future.
Important Tracks: Love Missile F1-11, Atari Baby, Sex-Bomb-Boogie, Rockit Miss U.S.A., 21st Century Boy, Massive Retaliation, Teenage Thunder, She's My Man.
©: 1986   (p): 1986   Label: EMI   #: CDP 7463422   Media: CD   

 Rating: 8/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Dress For Excess
Title: Dress For Excess
 
Comments: 
The second album wasn't produced by Moroder and I think it lost some edge compared to "Flaunt It". It has a bit more of a pop sound to it and it doesn't quite hit you in the face like the debut did. It still has lots of great tracks though and several of the single b-sides are worth checking out as well. "Success" was produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman and they did a "great" job in killing the song pretty much. "Dancerama" was the b-side of the "Sex-Bomb-Boogie" single but the "Dress For Excess" version is more polished and not as great as the b-side. While "Dress For Excess" is not a perfect album it's still a pretty nice thing to listen to.
Important Tracks: Albinoni Vs. Star Wars[parts 1&2], Boom Boom Satellite, Hey Jayne Mansfield Superstar!, Super Crook Blues, Rio Rocks!, Success, Dancerama, M-A-D[mutual assured destruction]
©: 1988   (p): 1988   Label: EMI   #: CDP 7487002   Media: CD   
Notes: The japanese version has 2 extra remixes of "Love Missile F1-11" and a b-side "Frankenstein cha cha cha".

 Rating: 6/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - The First Generation
Title: The First Generation
 
Comments: 
This album seems to be re-released in all eternity in slightly different versions, this being the first version. It contains the first raw demo versions of Sputnik songs in good quality. Also it has some extra tracks with "Ultra Violence" and "Rebel Rebel" (the Bowie song) as the 2 most interesting.
Important Tracks: Rockit Miss USA, Sex Bomb Boogie, 21st Century Boy, Teenage Thunder, She's My Man, Love Missile F1-11, Jayne Mansfield, Ultra Violence, Rebel Rebel.
©: 1990   (p): 1990   Label: Jungle   #: FREUD CD35   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation

 Rating: 7/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - World War Four
Title: World War Four
 
Comments: 
This is Degville's solo album released in 1991 when Sputnik had split for the first time. It is a pretty good record and Martin and guitarist Mick Rossi do a great job in maintaining the Sputnik sound and the lyrics stay loyal to the Sputnik universe.
Important Tracks: Nuclear Powered Sex Machine, Judge Dread On A BSA, Only The Lonely, Saturn 5, Transformer Transex, Freak Show City, Space Rider, Planet Mars, Sexy Lover.
©: 1991   (p): 1991   Label: Receiver Records   #: RRCD 138   Media: CD   
Notes: Degville solo album. Also available as a 2005 edition "World War Four 2005" with many remixes.

 Rating: 5/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Sputnik - The Next Generation (featuring Hotei)
Title: Sputnik - The Next Generation (featuring Hotei)
 
Comments: 
This was a 1995 project by Tony James and Neal X where they tried to launch a new version of Sputnik having Christopher Novack on vocals and also featuring Japanese guitar hero Tomoyasu Hotei. It failed pretty much due to internal band problems and also due to problems with the label. It was only released in Japan. It's got a Sputnik vibe to it, and some songs are okay, but it has way too much of a pop feel and sound to it, and the vocals totally suck compared to Martin Degville.
Important Tracks: Like There's No Tomorrow, Youth Juice, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Spaceage Journey, This Is Terrorvision, Cyberspace Party, Baby Wonderful, King Of Planet Love, Future's On Fire(With Rock'n'Roll), Cyber City Never Sleeps[japan only bonus track].
©: 1995   (p): 1995   Label: EMI   #: TOCP-8778   Media: CD   
Notes: An alternate Sputnik line-up

 Rating: 5/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - The F1rst Generation/2econd Edition
Title: The F1rst Generation/2econd Edition
 
Comments: 
Here we go again. This is version #2. "Rebel Rebel" has been removed. "It's My Planet" and "Techno Krash" has been added. "It's My Planet" is okay, but "Rebel Rebel" should not have been excluded.
Important Tracks: Rockit Miss USA, Sex Bomb Boogie, 21st Century Boy, Teenage Thunder, She's My Man, Love Missile F1-11, Jayne Mansfield, Ultra Violence.
©: 1996   (p): 1990   Label: Jungle   #: FREUD CD 055   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation. "Rebel Rebel" has been removed. "It's My Planet" and "Techno Krash" has been added.

 Rating: 9/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - The Ultimate 12´ Collection
Title: The Ultimate 12" Collection
 
Comments: 
This is a really cool collection of Sputnik remixes. "Atari Baby[97 remix]" is the only new remix and it fits in perfectly with the rest. A must have collection for the true Sputnik fanatic.
Important Tracks: Love Missile[ultraviolence], Jayne Mansfield[extended], Atari Baby[97 remix], Rockit Miss USA[sci-fi sex stars], Satellite[extended], 21st Century Boy[german remix], Orgasm[extended], Super Crook Blues[extended], Dancerama[kashmir remix], Sex Bomb Boogie[vid single], Rio Rocks[heavy]
©: 1998   (p): 1998   Label: Sputnikworld   #: SW 001. Promo   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation

 Rating: 6/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Flaunt It / Dress For Excess
Title: Flaunt It / Dress For Excess
 
Comments: 
This is a 2 albums on one cd collection. Unfortunately they managed to skip "Success" and "Dancerama" in the process so I guess the end result pretty much sucks. Buy the 2 albums instead of this one.
Important Tracks: Most of them.
©: 1999   (p): 1986   Label: Jurassic Punk   #: 3049302   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation. First 2 albums minus "Success" and "Dancerama".

 Rating: 8/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Sci-Fi Sex Stars
Title: Sci-Fi Sex Stars
 
Comments: 
This is a compilation of remixes and outtakes. The "Love Missile F1-11[dakeyne megamix]" is also known as the "DMC Sputnik mix" and it is VERY cool. Also you will notice several songs used on the "Sputnik - The next Generation" album: "The Future's On Fire With Rock'n'Roll", "Monalisa Overdrive" and "Youth Juice". On this cd they are however with Degville on vocals and that makes them much better!
Important Tracks: Rockit Miss USA[madman vs. speedranch], Love Missile F1-11[dakeyne megamix], Teenage Thunder, Razz Crazy, The Future's On Fire With Rock'n'Roll, Monalisa Overdrive, Youth Juice, Suicide.
©: 2000   (p): 2000   Label: Sputnikworld   #: SSW002? Promo   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation

 Rating: 6/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Pirate Space (pre-release)
Title: Pirate Space (pre-release)
 
Comments: 
Sputnik's "comeback" album from 2000 when they had rebuilt Sputnik as a trio (James, X, Degville) and started using the internet for promotion and began recording and playing live gigs again. It sounds quite different to the old Sputnik sound and is more experimental in an electronic way with less of the typical Sputnik stun guitar. Some of it actually works pretty well. Some of it not so well. The pre-release has an extra track "Zero Zero" that I've never been too much in love with.
Important Tracks: Welcome To The 21st Century, Everybody Loves U, Slave Trade, Alien@tion, X-Ray Eyez, Demon Seed, How Do You Dream - Little Caesar?, Alien Christ.
©: 2000   (p): 2000   Label: Sputnikworld   #: SSW003. Pre-release   Media: CD   
Notes: Pre-release. Contains the extra track "Zero Zero".

 Rating: 6/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Pirate Space
Title: Pirate Space
 
Comments: 
This is the final album version. It contains different mixes of "Slave Trade" and "Demon Seed" and the "Zero Zero" track has been omitted.
Important Tracks: Welcome To The 21st Century, Everybody Loves U, Slave Trade, Alien@tion, X-Ray Eyez, Demon Seed, How Do You Dream - Little Caesar?, Alien Christ.
©: 2001   (p): 2000   Label: Sputnikworld   #: SSW004   Media: CD   
Notes: "Slave Trade" and "Demon Seed" are different from pre-release

 Rating: 7/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boys (best of)
Title: 21st Century Boys (best of)
 
Comments: 
A compilation album of all singles and some of the b-sides. It is a pretty good compilation but the packaging is lousy and could have been a lot cooler considering the way Sputnik used to package their albums and 12inches. But I guess EMI preferred just to make some easy money instead of making art.
Important Tracks: All of them.
©: 2001   (p): 2001   Label: EMI   #: 7243 5 27328 2 1   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation

 Rating: 5/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Blak Elvis vs. The Kings of Electronic Rock and Roll
Title: Blak Elvis vs. The Kings of Electronic Rock and Roll
 
Comments: 
This is an Elvis Presley tribute album by Sputnik. It's not exactly my favourite Sputnik album but some of the tracks are quite fine. Especially "The King of Rock and Roll" is really cool but several of the Elvis tracks are worth a listen or two as well.
Important Tracks: The King of Rock and Roll, Always on my Mindwarp, Mystery Trainz, Kan't Help falling in Love, The King of Rock and Roll(widescreen).
©: 2001   (p): 2001   Label: Sputnikworld   #: SSW005.   Media: CD   

 Rating: 5/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Blak Elvis vs. The Kings of Electronic Rock and Roll (Japan)
Title: Blak Elvis vs. The Kings of Electronic Rock and Roll (Japan)
 
Comments: 
This is a Japan cd and it has 2 extra mixes that I don't like at all. Also the mixing of some of the other songs are different. I can' really make up my mind if it is better or worse than the european version.
Important Tracks: The King of Rock and Roll, Always on my Mindwarp, Mystery Trainz, Kan't Help falling in Love, The King of Rock and Roll(widescreen).
©: 2002   (p): 2001   Label: Music Mine   #: IDCI-1005   Media: CD   
Notes: Japan release. 2 extra tracks: "King of Rock and Roll(waverunner mix #1)" and "King of Rock and Roll(waverunner mix #2)".

 Rating: 8/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Ultra Real
Title: Ultra Real
 
Comments: 
The last record from Sigue Sigue Sputnik before the band split up again and Martin Degville continued as Sputnik2 and Tony James and Neal X pretty much disappeared from the world of Sputnik. This album is really cool and stays incredibly close to the sound of "Flaunt It" with great melodies, great guitar and great lyrics. Unfortunately the production is pretty bad and spoils some of the fun. A real shame since it really could have been a Sputnik masterpiece. But all in all it is still a great Sputnik record. Actually completely unbelievable that they decided to split after making such a great album.
Important Tracks: Mickey Mouse is going to Hell, SSSelebration, Everybody wants what Sputnik wants, Family X, Suicide SSShow, Fabulously WaSSSted, Original Freekster
©: 2002   (p): 2002   Label: Sputnikworld   #: SSW007   Media: CD   

 Rating: 6/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - The First Generation/Vid Edition
Title: The First Generation/Vid Edition
 
Comments: 
Here we go again. This is version #3. This version contains all tracks from the former releases plus "Fashionzoid" which is a cool little thing. The video is not worth a lot.
Important Tracks: Rockit Miss USA, Sex Bomb Boogie, 21st Century Boy, Teenage Thunder, She's My Man, Love Missile F1-11, Jayne Mansfield, Ultra Violence, Fashionzoid, Rebel Rebel.
©: 2003   (p): 1990   Label: Jungle   #: FREUD CD 055E   Media: CD   
Notes: Compilation. "It's My Planet", "Techno Krash", "Fashionzoid" and "Rebel Rebel" has been added. Also contains a 1985 live video recording of "21st Century Boy".

 Rating: 6/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Smart1 (EP) [Sputnik2]
Title: Smart1 (EP) [Sputnik2]
 
Comments: 
This is (so far) the only album output from Martin Degville after the 2003 split. Technically it is not an album but an EP but it is still way better than nothing. "World War 4" is a cool outtake from Degville's 1991 solo album and the EP also includes a new version of "Love Missile F1-11" taken from another cd release by Degville. Most interesting on the EP is the song "Don't Dabble With The Devil" that has a really catchy melody and great lyrics. It is always a Sputnik2 live favourite. Hopefully Martin will soon finish a full length album.
Important Tracks: World War 4, Psykodelic, Don't Dabble With The Devil, Slag(in the back of my cadilak)
©: 2004   (p): 2004   Label: Sputnik2TheFuture   #: S2CD01   Media: CD   
Notes: Degville solo EP

 Rating: 8/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - The Propeth Of Freak [Sci-Fi SuperStars]
Title: The Propeth Of Freak [Sci-Fi SuperStars]
 
Comments: 
It's been one hell of a long time since we had a real proper SSS release, Martin's last EP Smart1 was released in 2004. The big questions are: was it worth the wait and is it Sputnik? The quick answers are YES and YES.
 
The new album has it all: Sputnik sound, Sputnik guitars, Sputnik bass, Sputnik lyrics. I won't go into comparing it to the old Sigue Sigue Sputnik masterpieces, but it is certainly and truly a very Sputnik sounding release we virtually hold in our hands. Mission accomplished Prophet Degville, you've created a true Sputnik Freak of an album. Sputnik fans won't regret it if they choose to buy it!!!
Important Tracks: Prophet Of Freak, Fuck Off, I Surrender, Sputnik2 Express, Sunday - I've Got Monday On My Mind, Planit-Bi, Click On Me, Celebrity - I WannnaBe, Virtually Dreamin' (remixed and remodelled), Profiles(bonus)
©: 2009   (p): 2009   Label: Sputnik2TheFuture   #: ?   Media: Download   
Notes: Degville solo album
 Martin Degville's webite  

 Rating: 9/10
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Flaunt It [Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic]
Title: Flaunt It [Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic]
 
Comments: 
The new album does not contain better versions of the hit singles than the best 1986 versions (it is close to impossible to better something that is perfect), but the album is so damn consistent that the overall product is just excellent. It rocks from beginning to end. It is an atomic bomb of compressed electronic energy.
 
There is no single dull or uninspired moment during all 8 + 2 bonus tracks and there are no weak versions on the new album. None at all. "Rockit Miss USA", "Massive Retaliation", "She's My Man" and "Teenage Thunder" simply kick major ass.
 
Bonus track "Sci-Fi Lover" is worth the price of the album alone. It is the best previously unreleased Sputnik track ever!
Important Tracks: Rockit Miss USA, Sex Bomb Boogie, Massive Retaliation, 21st Century Boy, Atari Baby, Teenage Thunder, She's My Man, Love Missile F1-11, Sci-Fi Lover, Ultra Violence.
©: 2011   (p): 2011   Label: Sputnik2TheFuture   #: ?   Media: CD