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Another lost 80s gem [Jun. 25th, 2005|12:17 pm]
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No, not the one I'm listening to right now although that qualifies too.

Stan Ridgway and Stewart Copeland - Don't Box Me In (from the Rumblefish soundtrack), which seems to be out of print except in live versions.

A minor classic. Copeland without Sting being annoying, and Ridgway showing what he could do away from Wall of Voodoo.

[User Picture]From: burntcurtis
2005-06-25 07:28 pm (UTC)
I love you.

That is one of my favorite songs of all time. I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I found the Video on a Stan Ridgeway website. I think it's still there actually...

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[User Picture]From: changeng
2005-06-25 07:31 pm (UTC)

more lost 80's gems

How about ANYTHING by Magazine or The Sound.

Best Magazine (with a deliciously angry and brilliant Howard Devoto) may be "Back To Nature", Although any of the first three albums are must haves. "Scree" is a great overview.

The Sound - lead singer Adrian Borland committed suicide in the early 90's so there's reason to check them out. "Lion's Mouth" or "Head and Hearts" - everyone says Coldplay is a U2 ripoff, but listen to the Sound to hear where Coldplay really came from - angstier and not nearly so far up their own buttholes. Tragically overlooked.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-06-25 07:41 pm (UTC)

Re: more lost 80's gems

Yes both of those. I love Magazine (and Howard Devoto solo), and I have the first Sound album somewhere. I didn't know he'd committed suicide; that's very sad. "I Can't Escape Myself" is a great song.
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2005-06-25 07:54 pm (UTC)

Re: more lost 80's gems

A great new band that harkens back to old 80's bands comes from Canada - "The Arcade Fire" - think early Talking Heads with a string section. Wonderful stuff.
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From: besskeloid
2005-06-25 07:57 pm (UTC)
Great to hear that again. What an atmos.
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