Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Silencers - A Letter From St Paul (1987)

Another band that never seemed to get its due, The Silencers briefly rode the burgeoning celtic rock movement in the latter part of the '80's that coincided with the commercial peaks of such bands as Simple Minds, Deacon Blue, and Del Amitri. Formed by Jimmie O'Neill and Cha Burns out of the critically respected but ultimately unsuccessful new wave band Fingerprintz, The Silencers released their debut in 1987 and received some airplay, particularly in America, thanks to lead single "Painted Moon" and strong production overall from Dave Bascombe.

The Silencers - A Letter From St Paul (1987)
  1. Painted Moon
  2. I Can't Cry
  3. Bullets and Blue Eyes
  4. God's Gift
  5. I See Red
  6. I Ought to Know
  7. A Letter From St Paul
  8. Blue Desire
  9. Possessed
CD rip at 320k.

I also found a promotional 12" single for "Painted Moon" that included two rock radio remixes that I don't think were ever commercially available. Here's the longer mix.

The Silencers - Painted Moon (Rock Radio Remix)


whiteray said...

This sounds tasty. I've always had a fondness for Deacon Blue and Del Amitri, so I'm looking forward to this. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

impossible to listen or download the rock radio mix

ruud said...

What a coincidence. Last Friday I saw in a vinyl outlet store here in Holland that 12" Painted Moon. In 1987 when I bought "A Letter ..." the music impressed me.

Anonymous said...

Some of the best pop music ever made - I still listen to this WAY too much!!

Anonymous said...

Slow the pitch control a smidge, eh?

Other than that, thanks for sharing this old fave of mine!