| 1985 (1985)|
| Indie pop, Neo-psychedelia|
Some People Are on the Pitch (They Think It's All Over It Is Now)
Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now is the debut studio album by English rock band The Dentists, released in 1985 by the record label Spruck. The title is a reference to the famous BBC TV commentary made during the closing moments of the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final.
In musical terms, the album's sound is influenced by then contemporary alternative rock while also being strongly reminiscent of experimental pop music of the 60s from the likes of Joe Meek and others. Its creation took place from 30 November 1984 to 2 April 1985. Single "Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden (And It's Wintertime)" was also released that same year, ending up serving as the group's best-known song even years and years later.
Some People Are on the Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now Wikipedia
Critic Tim Sendra of AllMusic called it "a lost guitar pop classic". He specifically praised the mix of musical styles on the release, stating that the Dentists sound "like the Byrds if they had formed in the wake of the punk explosion of the '70s". Single "Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden (And It's Wintertime)" additionally received acclaim from critic Stuart Mason, also from Allmusic, who labeled the track a "neo-freakbeat masterpiece".