Saturday, January 25, 2020

Demarest - Word Gets Around

This week I'm going to share an independent LP from an Oakland band, led by Bruce Demarest. There's a little bit more info courtesy of the drummer, Dan Hertlein, here.

Word Gets Around (1987)
  1. The Once In A Blue Moon Girl
  2. Guilty
  3. False Front
  4. Word Gets Around
  5. Verbatim
  6. By Summertime
  7. On 2 And 4
  8. Walkin' The Beat
  9. Body Language
Download (mp3, 320kb)

Update - high quality download now available on Bandcamp through my label Base Ten Records. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Second Language - Youth Is Not For Pleasure

If you enjoy, as I do, discovering previously unreleased music from the mid eighties let me direct you to Second Language, who released a 16 track CD and a 10 track download last year called Youth Is Not For Pleasure which dates from 1985. Also available on Bandcamp, there is also the promise of more unreleased music to come. Check them out.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Simon Warner - Perfect Day Baby

7" Single, released in 1985

I just love this single, which makes me wonder all the more why I had never heard of it before I bought it last year. His voice reminds me of Richard Butler from the Psychedelic Furs. I figure there has to be a story as to why such a talented singer releases one single on a major label, with a big time producer and then does nothing else for ages.

Simon went on to release an album called Waiting Rooms on CD, in 1997.