Monday, June 16, 2008

Torch Song - Wish Thing (1984)

In which we imagine a world where the compact disc was introduced in 1980, and now-obscure artists and albums could be preserved for posterity...

Torch Song debuted as a trio on Wish Thing, an ethereal set of instrumentally subtle synth-dance tracks, given most of their character by Laurie Mayer's delicate voice and the gimmicky production. "Don't Look Now" and "Sweet Thing" are appealing, airy concoctions; a demento version of "Ode to Billy Joe" seems calculated to shock and/or offend but is nonetheless amusing. Intriguing. (Trouser Press)

Torch Song - Wish Thing (1984)
  1. Don't Look Now
  2. Telepathy
  3. Ode To Billy Joe
  4. Another Place
  5. Prepare To Energize
  6. Tattered Dress
  7. Sweet Thing
  8. You Said You Were Coming
  9. Water Clock Secrets

MySpace Page
Wikipedia Entry
Zigzag interview with the group in 1984


Trymenow said...

Hi...great Website. Congratulations. By the you have Peter Kingsberry's album called A Different Man? Would u please upload it? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you very much!!! My vinyl LP is so badly scratched. I've been looking for this for a MILLION years, as Gollum said: "my precioussss". Thank you very much.

By any chance do you have Velocity by The Vels?


Jaycee said...

Thanks a lot for this. Just finished watching "Bachelor Party" and that made me remember how much i loved this record back in the day...

Anonymous said...

You deserve a medal for this, my son.

Anonymous said...

This is the coolest thing ever - do you happen to have 'Kissing Falling Flying' also? I've been searching for that forever.

Dean Youngblood said...

Thanks Man !!! Can you upload this masterpiece in lossless ? (Flac or Ape)

Anonymous said...

This is truly a Classic for Synthpop fans out there who grew up in the 80's. I love this album, thanks a lot!!!

Anonymous said...

was looking for ages for this record, i lent the original record once and never got it back.
i tought it was lost for ever untill now !!!

great work this site

Anonymous said...

hi any chance you can re-up this album?

Roo Tingwell said...

As above - please re-up this album, pretty please?
Seasons greetings
Ben :o :)