Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Brains - Dancing Under Streetlights EP

The final studio album from The Brains. The band was noted for its live performances, such as its July 1980 performance opening for Devo at Atlanta's Fox Theater and its May 22, 1982, headlining performance at the Milestone Club in Charlotte, N.C.

Rick Price was the guitarist for The Brains. He went on to join The Georgia Satellites as bass player. Drummer Charles Wolff died from cancer on September 10, 2010.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Brains - Electronic Eden

The Brains second album Electronic Eden is a back to basics affair, retaining engineer Mark Richardson and hotshot producer Steve Lillywhite from the last go-round. This time, the experimental edges are tamped down in favor of a more straight-ahead rock sound and more conventional song structures. Keyboardist and frontman Tom Gray remains focused on the minefields of relationships, as shown by self-explanatory titles like "Eyes of Ice," "House of Cards," and "No Tears Tonight." "Hypnotized" could almost fit any late-'70s Elvis Costello album.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Brains - Self Titled

The Brains were a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, led by songwriter Tom Gray in the early 1980s. This is their 1980 debut album entitled The Brains, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite for Mercury Records. The set is probably most noteworthy for the band's own song, "Money Changes Everything", which was covered three years later by Cyndi Lauper, becoming a hit single for her.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Early Hours - Evolution

The Early Hours hailed from Perth Australia playing 60’s influenced pop. They formed in 1995, consisting of brothers Kirk and Chet Pohl and school friends Matt Davis and Sean Carthew. Their influences were: The Sunnyboys, The Hoodoo Guru’s, Redd Kross, The Stems, The Plimsouls, and The Barracudas. Evolution was their second and final studio album.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Books - Expertise (+Singles)

Could be one of the greatest pop albums of all time! What better way to start this blog than with this classic example of 80's pop.

The 'comments' section has requested the singles.  There were only three - so here they are also:

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Download 'Expertise' Single
Download 'Take Us To Your Leader' Single
Download 'BKSR (Broadcast)' Single