14. THE VIPERS - 'Ain't Nothin' Like Her' (PVC 8928) 1984
'Ain't Nothin' Like Her' is an 'Outta The Nest!' album cut buried on side two of the disc. This song in particular shows just how New York band The Vipers managed to combine their Beatle-esque pop with a tormented fuzz edge.
I remember putting 'Ain't Nothin' Like Her' on a mix tape and playing it to some hair metal/gothy types back in '85 in a tent in the Lake District and they all fuckin' hated it. They didn't know how quickly to rip the tape outta the machine for more Hanoi Rocks.....ha ha ha ..the folly of youth.
Below is a cutting I kept from a Sounds magazine from 1984 when The Vipers album was reviewed by Lindsay Hutton.