Friday, May 29, 2009

FDF Volume 2: Issue 141: The Smithereens - 11

By: March

Album - 11
Artist - The Smithereens
Key Players - Jim Babjak - guitar. Dennis Diken - drums, percussion. Pat DiNizio - lead vocals, guitar. Mike Mesaros - bass
Produced By - Ed Stasium

Release Date - October 18, 1989

What caused me to blow off the dust?
- Not really sure. I think it is what the band is doing now, that had me looking back.

Overview - The New Jersey based "Smithereens" would land their biggest hits, and albums success on this, their third official album. The album would be the bands highest charting record, landing at #41 on the Billboard charts in 1989. According to the Wiki page for the band "The album cover was inspired a movie poster for the original Ocean's Eleven" and, the 11 title itself was inspired by the Christopher Guest (as "Nigel Tufnel") quote from the film This Is Spinal Tap, "This one goes to eleven."

FDF Comments (aka the songs) - The band is known for a "full sound" and a single grinding guitar opens up "A Girl Like You" and the whole band comes in. Diken is on the ride cymbal and the band chugs through some power chords with Mesaros tossing out bass riffs. The guitars are compressed and tight, the drumming methodical. You heard quick bursts of acoustic guitars but they are buried a little in the mix. Babjak gets a good run at a solo after some repeats on the chorus and Mesaros gets that that well known bass break down riff that throws the song into the final runs of the chorus. "Blues Before and After" opens up with a simple back beat. This was a second single from the record, and the vocals are little more laid back, and we heard a lot of the backing vocals on this track. The rhythm section is tight, but doesn't over play their role(s). Babjak gets a quick solo about 1:30 before we return to the verses. "Blue Period" is a much more laid back track opening with strings and DiNizio is a much more relaxed vocal range. Former Go-Go lead singer Belinda Carlisle offers backing vocals for a real nice moment. We return to the rock on "Baby Be Good". Mesaros is right up in the front from the beginning. The guitars have a punch at times, but they chime out at others. The drum work is basic, it keeps things in check, but we don't get too crazy. Once again, a single guitar opens up "Room Without a View", and we get a few oohs and ahhs sung over that. There are piano fills on the track for the first time as the chorus is sung, they rely a lot on repeating the title for the bulk of the track. Its not overly flashy and doesn't really stand out. The third single from the record "Yesterday Girl" opens with DiNinzio right on the mark on vocals. The song as a very pop/rock feel to it with a strong back beat, but fun fills from the bass and drums and an infectious chorus. Another song opening up "full sounding" is "Cut Flowers". The band falls in to place quickly on this and keeps the tempo a little slower than prior tracks, but allows for the harmonies to stand out on the backing vocals. "William Wilson" also has a lot of the same feel. The band never seems to waste time in getting to vocals started and this is no exception. "Maria Elena" is a great tune, that showcases the great sound of the band. They are not going too over the top on this, but letting the vocals to the job on this track. You hear some strings and a pretty strong, yet seemingly subtle guitar solo. Once again there is some great harmonies and call and responses on the chorus. The album wraps up with "Kiss Your Tears Away". DiNinzio sings much more "hushed" and the band follows with a mellow back beat but full guitars.

Where are they now?
- The band is still active and tours to this day. The only change is that bassist Mike Mesaros has left the band in 2006. They have released some unique tribute records in the last few years. One being "Meet the Smithereens" which is a cover of the entire "Meet the Beatles" album, a second Beatles record that is all b-sides, and finally in 2009 the band released "The Smithereens play Tommy". They hope to have an album of new material later in 2009.

FDF Personal Comments (aka the Live experience) - I have never seen the band live.

FDF Overall Take - Although I have never seen the band live I'd figure that in a live setting these, and most of their songs really hit home. The bigger singles on this record are the stand outs for sure, but for the casual fan their best of collection might do the trick. I have to say, I am very curious about the tribute records.

The band official andmyspace pages. Also, Pat's page and Jim's page.

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MP3's have been removed...

Yesterday Girl
Maria Elena
A Girl Like You

All the tracks were taken from "11" which you can buy here for as little as 0.01 for a used copy.

Disclaimer - For the most part songs listed you can find on iTunes or your local cd shop. The idea is to give you a little taste of the music. Please support the artist buy purchasing some of their work. Songs are posted for about 1 week but can and will be removed at the request of the artist, band, band management etc. If you are one of those persons contact me via the email link in the profile and they will be removed as soon as we are made aware of the request.

Friday, May 22, 2009

FDF Volume 2 Issue 140: Green Day - Insomniac

By: March

Album - Insomniac
Artist - Green Day
Key Players - Mike Dirnt - bass. Tré Cool - drums. Billie Joe Armstrong - vocals, guitar.
Produced By - Rob Cavallo and Green Day

Release Date - October 10, 1995

What caused me to blow off the dust? - With the release of the new record I wanted to go back and listen to some of their older stuff, but not American Idiot or Dookie. This just happened to be the one I grabbed.

Overview - This is the fourth studio record by California based band Green Day. The band, who was coming off the huge success of "Dookie" released a darker and even heavier record than the 15 Million (world wide) sales of the predecessor. That didn't hinder the band at all, as this record would hit number 2 on the Billboard charts and sell a respectable 2+ Million copies.

FDF Comments (aka the songs) - We are in and out of this record in 32:55, so here goes. Drums open up "Armatage Shanks" a few tom-toms before the guitar and bass come up. The scowl/howl of Billie Joe is instantly recognizable. The drums are quick and the bass line has a great punch. There is a short drum break down before the riffage returns and before you know it, we are done. (the longest song is just over 3:30). Armstrong starts of "Brat" a Cappella (well, just no instruments at all) then everyone kicks in. The verses are quicker than the prior track. It keeps the fun pop punk feel for the duration. Dirnt has a cool little bass fill early in the track, and it returns later in the tune before it wraps up. The band repeats the guitar line a few times and one more run thru the verse and we wrap up.
"Stuck with Me" quickly opens up with the whole band firing. The band keeps the punk feel but has a little more noticeable shifts in chorus/verse. Cool changes the tempo a few times going in to various sections. Dirnt shines on this track if you really listen This track was released as a single in the UK but not the US. One of the three singles released to radio follows in "Geek Stink Breath". The track is still on modern rock radio and opens with crunchy guitars and driving, yet simple drums. The vocals are sung at a slower pace than the prior tracks, but the song still does not lack that "punch". Its a pretty safe track to release for radio. The guitar riffage returns on the intro to "No Pride". Dirnt has a cool fill, and Cool plays at a breakneck pace filling in any gap at all. Musically and lyrically this is a faster tune once more. A fun pop/punk track for sure. The albums "funniest song title" goes to "Bab's Uvula Who?". This song has some great "chug chug" sound to it. Armstrong sings at a quick clip and the band offers some harmonies for what feels like the first time. A true gem of a track. The "punch" of this song is its selling point. Cool opens up "86" with a drum workout and Dirnt offers up some good bass hook. Nothing overly flashy on this tune, we are not breaking any new ground, but that is fits w/the feel and sound of the record. The longest track on the disc "Panic Song" (3:38) opens with Dirnt giving the bass a work out with Cool doing a long period of drum rolls on this tom toms. Armstrong chimes some single notes over all the background noise and the band comes in with some big/heavy power cords and cymbal crashes. The tune is instrumental for almost two minutes. Then Armstrong comes in and the band hammers down at a breakneck pace. "Stuart and the Ave." has the Dirnt bass opening and before you know it the band is off to the races. "Brain Stew" and the track that follows it "Jaded" are often considered one long song (well for them at the time) "Brain Stew" opens with a single chugging guitar and Armstrong singing. The song keeps its choppy feel even when the bass and drums join. Its sort of "plods along" honestly when you listen to it. The tail end of it gets a little more rowdy but that is the seg into "Jaded" which is a far more up tempo affair. Everyone is really plugging along on this tune, vocals to instruments and 1:30 later we are done with a hard ending. "Westbound Sign" found an audience in recent years as it was used in the trailer for the Pixar film "Cars". We keep the Green Day feel and sound with the rapid fire vocals and guitars. "Tight Wad Hill", which is what the band was going to call this record to begin with, opens right up with vocals. Again, we are into that nice pop/punk groove. The album wraps up "Walking Contradiction" another track that builds up quick. This was another single released from the record but it had a difficult time cracking the top 20 on the Mainstream and Modern charts. The song is a good album closer. We get the good sing along chorus' and the good guitar riffs and bass fills. They leave us tired and satisfied.

Where are they now?
- Green Day is active to this day. They released their 8th studio record "21st Century Breakdown" in May of 2009 and are currently on tour.

FDF Personal Comments (aka the Live experience) - The first was probably the most memorable time, September 9, 1994 at the MDC Hatchshell in Boston. This was a free concert put on by local radio station WFNX. It was very well attended and their were 'riots'. All I remember was seeing co-workers crowd surfing and drinking beers out of cans inside paper bags. Good times. In the end the band played only 7 songs, while 100 were hurt and 45 arrested. The second was November 3, 1995 at the Centrum in Worcester, MA. Again, GA floor went crazy and fans streamed from the seats to the floor. I was up on the side so it didn't bother me too much. We went a lot smaller on November 11, 1997 when they played Lupos. Tre set his drum set on fire at the end of this show. The final time I saw the band was May 31, 1998 at Great Woods as part of the WBCN River Rave. Its been a long time since I have seen them, might need to do so again.

FDF Overall Take - Green Day has been around long enough where either you like them or you don't. Are they breaking any new ground, no not really, but the last few records have been very strong and they seem to be getting more critical claim than they ever have in the past. New fans could probably do just fine with the best of collection, but this is a pretty good sample of what the band is all about.

There are tons of fan sites, you can find the official page here.

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**Mp3's have been removed**
Westbound Sign
Walking Contradiction
Bab's Uvula Who?

Tracks taken from Insomniac, which you can buy here.

Disclaimer - For the most part songs listed you can find on iTunes or your local cd shop. The idea is to give you a little taste of the music. Please support the artist buy purchasing some of their work. Songs are posted for about 1 week but can and will be removed at the request of the artist, band, band management etc. If you are one of those persons contact me via the email link in the profile and they will be removed as soon as we are made aware of the request.

Friday, May 15, 2009

FDF Volume 2 Issue 139: Soup Dragons - Lovegod

By: March

Album - Love Dragons
Artist - Soup Dragons
Key Players - Sean Dickson - vocals, guitars and programming. Jim McCulloch - guitars and backing vocals. Sushil Dade - Bass. Paul Quinn - Drums
Produced By - Sean Dickson and George Shilling

Release Date - July 12, 1990

What caused me to blow off the dust? - I think I heard "I'm Free" in a commercial honestly and it got me to thinking that it had been a while.....

Overview - This was the second release from Scottish alt/dance rockers "The Soup Dragons". The band would have some rock-dance cross over appeal and crack the US charts with a single off their next record in "Divine Thing". The band would disband in 1995

FDF Comments (aka the songs)
- Perhaps the bands most known song, a cover of the Rolling Stones "I'm Free" opens the record. the track features Junior Reid on a verse worth of lead vocals. "Don't be afraid of your freedom!" It has a bouncy electric feel to it and a little smattering of a guitar solo, but the hook is sort of the back beat and Reids vocals. A delayed electric sounding drum opens "Mother Universe". The song has deep laid back vocals, with a little growl to them and the song has a sort of plodding back beat. The chorus gets that "airy" feel with sort of whispered vocals over the guitar line. "Backwards Dog" opens with a similar feel to the more up tempo Jesus Jones songs of the time. Grinding guitar and vocals sung at a rapid pace. This is the hardest/fastest song so far on the record, its not over the top, but quick compared to the prior tunes. We slowly fade up on "Softly" with some looped spoken words and laughter. The single guitar note, complimented by an acoustic guitar drives the song. It is a mid tempo affair with the vocals again sort of hushed and deep. A more similar sound for the time can be found on "Drive the Pain". Dickson begins the vocals after just a few short bars of music. The guitars chime out chords to a marching drum beat. There are some programmed keyboards and you can hear some percussion instruments on this track as well (wood block for example). "Lovegod" has a more driving guitar and cool sounding delayed choppy guitars to boot. It falls into a more "Manchester" sound that was popular at the time. It is a mid tempo affair once more with the hook being the grinding guitar and the cool outro on the tune. A trippy fad up with guitars opens the aptly titled "Dream-e-Forever". Again, the vocals are slow and deep and its a very short track. Vocals start at the outset of "Sweetmeat". Percussion instruments and a single guitar compliment Dickson. It has some good backing vocals on this track in the first verse, it sounds similar to the opening track with sort of the same back beat feel. They sort of over do it with the repetition of the song title near the end and it fades out with some spoken word sample(s). A jet fly over brings up "Kiss the Gun" We rock a little hard on this track as well. Again, sounding like EMF (FDF on "Schubert Dip") a little bit and flashes of the Stone Roses (FDF looks at "Second Coming") too this track packs a little more punch the record could have utilized more. The band seems to hit their stride as "Love you to Death" begins. We are more up tempo for another song and the vocals are strong. The band doesn't rely on any one member to carry a song. The bass is sort of no existent from a "bass fill" meaning. Its there, but nothing really punches it up. The drums and guitar are crisp overall, and have been on the record up to this point.. We keep the tempo up on "Beauty Freak". The drums are as quick as we have heard up to this point and the guitar runs this delay/loop underneath the drums and verses. There is a little backing vocal harmonies at times as well. This wraps up the record and there are a few "bonus" tracks. The first is a "dub" version of "Lovegod". The other track is "Crotch Deep Trash" another more rocking track. The band sort of relies on repeating the song title over and over, sung over a sort of repetitious drum and guitar line. Its nothing to write home about.

Where are they now? - The band has worked in various bands and other projects over the years according to their Wiki page. Singer Sean Dickson has updated the bands myspace page with news that their label is keeping "their music" even though they have been label less for over 10 years. The band hopes to release a best of collection.

FDF Personal Comments (aka the Live experience) - Never saw the Soup Dragons live.

FDF Overall Take - Upon the re listen I wasn't really surprised or felt like I missed anything after a few years of not listening. Its "okay" but I didn't miss it and not sure how soon it would be before I listen front to back once more. Others may love it, and that is fine too.

The band on myspace

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The mp3's have been removed.

Kiss the Gun
I'm Free

Tracks taken from "Lovegod" which you can buy here.

Disclaimer - For the most part songs listed you can find on iTunes or your local cd shop. The idea is to give you a little taste of the music. Please support the artist buy purchasing some of their work. Songs are posted for about 1 week but can and will be removed at the request of the artist, band, band management etc. If you are one of those persons contact me via the email link in the profile and they will be removed as soon as we are made aware of the request.

Friday, May 08, 2009

FDF Volume 2 Issue 138: Flesh for Lulu - Long Live the New Flesh

By: March

Album - Long Live the New Flesh
Artist - Flesh for Lulu
Key Players - Nick Marsh - vocals, guitar, harmonica, tambourine. Rocco - guitars, vocals. Kevin Mills - Bass, vocals, guitar, keyboards. James Mitchell - drums and percussion, vocals, keyboards. Derek Greening - additional guitars and vocals.
Produced By - Mike Hedges

Release Date - July 1987

What caused me to blow off the dust?
- I've sort of had this cd in the back of my mind to give the once over to. This week it just got picked. There was no underlying reason for it being this week vs last week vs next week.

Overview - This is the fourth full length album from the UK based band "Flesh for Lulu". Considered an alternative/goth band they'd toil for a few years underground before the song "I Go Crazy" was placed on the "Some Kind of Wonderful sound track and the band would garner about as much success in the US and overseas. After a few more records the band would be dropped from their label and dissolve soon after.

FDF Comments (aka the songs) - "I Go Crazy " opens up with a seemingly electric drum click into some simple keyboards before the guitar sort of crunches over the top. They sing the chorus before the verse and the verse is sung in a deeper baritone. The bass line from Mills is pushed up in the mix, but the keyboards and drums are the showcase before the guitar on the chorus. Marsh has sort of a deep drawl at times that adds to a quirky sound. Its a fun tune, and easy to hear why it was a "bigger" single for the band. A fuller band sound opens up "Postcards From Paradise" with harmonica heavy at the intro. It quickly starts to sound like much of the 80's alternative you might be used to. The very "rat-a-tat" drum line and keyboard rushes and an infections sing along chorus. Marsh is a little gruff again, but only at times and the chorus repeats an awful lot, but its infectious so you don't mind. A deeper bass and drum lead intro on "Hammer Of Love" and it sounds like a horn section fills in the gaps. The track is a slower, more plodding pace than the prior two tracks. Its got a a dark feel for sure, adding a little to their "goth" image at the time. With babies sort of crying "Siamese Twist" comes up with some crunchy guitar. The horns come up and there there is a great howl to get it all rolling. The chorus has some great backup singers giving it a full sound and the track has a good punch to it with a slick guitar solo snuck in there to boot. It is a fun, strong track worthy of checking out. A little more slide guitar and an acoustic guitar open up "Sooner Or Later". This track is more laid back than the previous but it has a good beat to it. Marsh is in fine form vocally with just the right mix of abrasiveness. One of the verses gets pretty bubbly for this band and before you know it your toes are tapping along. Harder drums open up "Lucky Day". A few of these songs are starting to sound a little (or a lot) like Love and Rockets (FDF looks at "Express"). It is not a bad thing. The backbone of this track is the drum line intro for the first 40+ seconds of the songs before the guitars come in. The guitars just crunch down every other beat rather than being a dominant instrument. Its another strong track musically and lyrically. A jangle guitar opens up "Sleeping Dogs". The drum tempo is crisp and punchy and the vocals are sung quickly. Marsh once again seems focused and the band seems to be clicking really well. For a "goth" band they are awful cheery. A vocally delayed "1-2-3-4" opens "Good for You" and the guitar comes in. It's a full guitar sound and Marsh gives a howl before everyone comes in with him. This is another surprisingly "full" sounding song. The keyboards are gone, as is the doom and gloom. There are some good harmonies on the chorus and a guitar solo slices through the track just great. The background vocals sing "Gotta be good" over and over as Marsh sings almost another full verse for a cool effect. Guitar and drums open up "Crash" and once again the second guitar gets a little slide feel to it. The bass and drums keep a pretty tight back beat and the vocals are not as perky as they have been, but it is not a slow/mellow song. It has sort of the same feel as "Postcards.." We slow down with a percussive intro on "Way To Go". It is a deep grooved track and the full female vocal back up returns and there is a string section (at least sounds like..could be keyboards? The track shows the mellower side of the band, its not awful, but at this point it feels a little out of place. We wrap up the record with "Dream On Cowboy". This is a little more what the listener has been used to. The bass punches and Marsh runs his vocals through some sort of compression. The drums are more of an electric feel and at times the vocals seem very buried in the mix due to the effect on the voice. The song doesn't really do a whole lot for me personally, it sort of sits in its tempo and that is that.

Where are they now?
- After the break up the band members toiled in other bands, none seemed to put much of a dent in the musical world. There was a rumor of the band working on a new record and tour

FDF Personal Comments (aka the Live experience) - I never saw the band live.

span style="font-weight: bold;">FDF Overall Take - I don't have any other material to base their work on and bought this cd to begin with for the "single". In listening to this front to back I was pleasantly surprised at some of the other tracks. Never mind the last time I listened to this cd, but I can't tell you if I got past "I Go Crazy" for a mix tape I'd make. Its been a long time for sure. A few duds, but overall a decent enough record.

Official Site and myspace

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Siamese Twist
I Go Crazy
Good for You

All the tracks were taken from "Long Live the Flesh" which is way out of print, and if you so desire you can start here

Disclaimer - For the most part songs listed you can find on iTunes or your local cd shop. The idea is to give you a little taste of the music. Please support the artist buy purchasing some of their work. Songs are posted for about 1 week but can and will be removed at the request of the artist, band, band management etc. If you are one of those persons contact me via the email link in the profile and they will be removed as soon as we are made aware of the request.

Friday, May 01, 2009

FDF Volume 2: Issue 137 - Haircut 100 - Pelican West

By: March

Album - Pelican West
Artist - Haircut 100
Key Players - Les Nemes - bass. Graham Jones - guitar. Phil Smith - saxophone(s). Blair Cunningham - drums. Mark Fox - congas/percussion. Nick Heyward - lead and rhythm guitars, lead vocals.
Produced By - Bob Sargeant

Release Date (early) 1982

What caused me to blow off the dust? - You hear one of the two major singles from this record from time to time. (it was the reason(s) I bought the cd years ago to begin with). I can't tell you the last time this got the old front to back here we go.

Overview - This was the debut record from Englands "Haircut 100". The debut would contain three tracks that would crack the UKs Top 10 charts and two singles would do rather well in the United States. The album would land at #2 on the UK charts. In early 1983 singer Nick Heyward would leave the band at their height to peruse a solo career. The band would release a second full length record, but never come as close to equalling the success of the debut and disband in 1984.

FDF Comments (aka the songs)
- A single choppy guitar strikes notes on the intro to "Love Plus One", then there are some vibes, then the saxophone comes up. Its an instantly recognizable "alternative classic". The guitar keeps its clip and the full band comes in. The catchy chorus washes over and the band keeps a steady beat. The bass gets punchy at times in the verses but it keeps that great bouncy feel through out. The song still stands up well. The second track, which was the first single actually "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)" opens with and even choppier guitar line. The congas come up more and Heyward sings the verses at a machine gun pace. The chorus is accented with the horn sections giving it a very "ska" feel. There is even a longer horn section "solo" as well and the percussion/congas get a good work out as well. The guitar intro on "Lemon Firebrigade" has more of a chime to it and the vocals start almost right away along with a tambourine shake. The Nemes bass line is swooping, deep and fun. The track goes sort of instrumental with a lot of slapping/popping bass work and the horns really spread out on this with trumpet and sax solos. This is a musically rewarding track for sure. The punchy guitar opens up "Marine Boy" and we quickly get a Smith sax solo in the intro. The band is tight in percussion, bass and drums. Heyward is laid back on this track vocally, sung with a little less urgency than some of the prior tracks. A back porch, drink sipping sort of track for sure. There is a piano interlude as well, something we hadn't heard of yet and its complimented on the back end with another sax run. A car races by on the intro to "Milk Film". The guitars have that fun chaka-chaka to them, but a second guitar washes chords over the top of that. The drums are basic and there is no horns at the outset, but come the chorus it gets the full Haircut 100 treatment. The horns are great and we get an alto sax solo that really stands out before the traditional deeper tenor sax solo. Great stuff. "Kingsize (You're My Little Steam Whistle)", comes up with more guitar chords and a big full horn section and the guitar has an equally as great "wah wah" feel. Nemes bass chugs along over the track keeping the groove intact. There is a great percussive breakdown that heads into a great horn section into another slap bass solo. A real hidden gem. A smooth sax with some "oohs and ahhs" brings up . "Fantastic Day". The intro doesn't give you a good feel as the song then takes a quicker vocal pace. As the track progresses the vocals on the chorus get higher in harmonies and the sax really compliments it. "Baked Bean" opens with a crunchy guitar and before you know it there are horn blasts and the percussion kicks in. The bass work is strong again, with the rhythm section really the showcase. The band really builds up and you think you are going to get another run of a verse or chorus but it suddenly fades out. There is again more chime to the guitar on the intro of "Snow Girl" as it begins. The horns come up and the drums are light and compliment the more playful vocals. Nemes bass stands out once more (really noticing a great trend here I never seemed to experience before). "Love's Got Me in Triangles" has a funk fueled drum intro that goes to a great wah wah guitar and funk bass. Heyward sings "love" with a pitch that goes up and octave on the "ve". The overall tune has a great funk feel with the percussion instruments coming up in the mix (cowbells, chimes etc). Another great hidden gem. "Surprise Me Again" begins with a solo guitar and then some bass, but the vocals are up in rather short order. The band plays sort of the same loop of notes, but the guitar chimes over it keeping it playful and the vocals are once swift, but precise. The album wraps up with the funky track "Calling Captain Autumn". All the stuff that has made the record great so far is here or the closer. Great drums, deep bass, good horns fun/catchy lyrics. A solid closer.

Where are they now? In 2004 all of the band's ex-members reunited for an episode of VH1's series Bands Reunited. The bands myspace page has a good update on what they are doing now. Be sure to check out the link section for more information. (Blair Cunningham was a touring member of Paul McCartneys band for years!!?)

FDF Personal Comments (aka the Live experience) - I never saw Haircut 100 live.

FDF Overall Take - I have no experience with the bands second album in which the voice (Heyward) was not present. The few great singles on here will bring a smile to many a face. I am sure the bigger singles are available on many and "80's" compilation but on a whole, this record is worth tracking down. The band is really very very strong, something many folks may have not realized then, or now even.

The band on myspace and Nick on myspace.

Curious? Check out some MUSIC!

the mp3's have been removed..
Love Plus One
Love's Got Me In Triangles
Milk Film

I'll give you one of the big singles, but there are two more that you probably haven't heard..check out the BAND!!

All the tracks taken from "Pelican West" which you can buy here.

Disclaimer - For the most part songs listed you can find on iTunes or your local cd shop. The idea is to give you a little taste of the music. Please support the artist buy purchasing some of their work. Songs are posted for about 1 week but can and will be removed at the request of the artist, band, band management etc. If you are one of those persons contact me via the email link in the profile and they will be removed as soon as we are made aware of the request.