As Epsom Mad Funkers shows, EMF peaked too high, too soon. "Unbelievable" became so ubiquitous, so rapidly, with its Andrew Dice Clay sample and sneering schoolboy vocals courtesy of backwards baseball-capped singer James Atkin, plus songwriter Ian Dench's hard-edged guitar, that it soon became the most annoying refrain of 1990. EMF exploded onto the "baggy" UK music scene in the wake of Madchester after a handful of gigs in their native Forest Of Dean and epitomised the rock/dance crossover sound. Both "I Believe" and "Children" were almost indentikit versions of their main hit but no one cared--EMF had such a bare-assed cheek. Critics were in disagreement as to what the initials stood for. Certainly not Parlophone's Every Mother's Favourite though. Although 1991's "Schubert's Dip" sold a million and legendarily endowed member, bassist Zac Foley hung out with Perry Farrell, the band's career was long over by the time of 1995's lamentable joke single, "I'm a Believer". This album includes a bonus remix disc, featuring a killer Bambaattaa version of "Unbelievable", among others. --Jerry Thackray
The inside text is almost apologetic about the band's rise and fall from fame and does little to take you inside the band. Reason would dictate that if you bought the CD and are reading the booklet, you like that band and would like to know more.
A more comprehensive collection of the band's material is the Japanese Best of, and the more comprehensive remix collection would be the Japanese Remixes and Collaberations. Why Japan gets all the good merchandise I could not say.