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Old 05-22-2009, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Been raiding their discography a bit much lately.

Mid to late eighties indie rock, very accessible and they've got some awesome works under their belt. Split up before anyone could give a shit about them but they still managed to create a few good albums. Incorporate a lot of different sounds into their material, ranging from ska to to punk to country and a violin in between. Sounds like a crossover of Robyn Hitchcock and the Feelies.

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Telephone Free Landslide Victory (1985)
Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (1988)
Key Lime Pie (1989)





Let me know if anyone wants any further information.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I keep meaning to check these out. Yet another band that I need to hear.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They are pretty strong and very much have their own sound and style. I reviewed their self titled in my members journal a few weeks back, good call on the thread New School.
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They got back together; I don't know when though. I saw them open for Built to Spill (I think) a year or two ago they were good. I never checked out of any of their albums though.
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Their S/T is a blast - definitely one of the more eclectic bands out there.
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They got back together; I don't know when though. I saw them open for Built to Spill (I think) a year or two ago they were good. I never checked out of any of their albums though.
yeah, i knew that. supposedly their last album was a letdown, i can't find it anywhere anyways.

i feel like this band could have popped up any time in the last twenty years and not sounded out-of-place. it seems like everything they were doing at the time was pretty much a precursor for what alternative music was to transform into.
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Take the Skinheads Bowling is hysterical and one of my favorite's. By the way, CVB became the band "Cracker".
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Their S/T is a blast - definitely one of the more eclectic bands out there.
The opening track has become my favorite in the listening renaissance it's experienced recently.

I can help anyone out who needs a link to the album, the eponymous effort includes a vast array of their eclectic forays into the far reaches of music genre.
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*Bump* Awesome band really love their S/T and Telephone Free Landslide Victory
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I'm not really into joke bands but incidentally I heard this song (Take the Skinheads Bowling) on the radio earlier today and it has stuck in my head. And now this thread is bumped...coincidence?
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