Some Of The Best Of Gene Loves Jezebel is exactly what the title professes it to be, gathering eleven tracks from the Welsh band's first half dozen records. Led by the Aston twins (with a constantly changing lineup augmenting them), Gene Loves Jezebel never managed to find a wide audience for their goth/glam-tinged rock, but proved to be darlings of mid-‘80s college radio where songs like the dance-rocker "Desire (Come And Get It)" and the brooding, Cure-like "Heartache" received considerable attention. Other noteworthy tracks include the reflective, jangling "Kiss Of Life" and the frenetic "Upstairs," featuring some Edge-influenced guitar. With 1989's riff-heavy "Jealous," the group scored their biggest mainstream hit (climbing to a less than dizzying number 68 on the American pop chart), after which Michael Aston departed (to return periodically) and Gene Loves Jezebel quickly faded from the radar of all but their most devoted fans.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Demalon