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Old 03-24-2021, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can anyone help me find the name of this Smiths-esque song from Portland radio?

here is the song:

the original poster was on Facebook; he's hard to reach out to nowadays. I've asked him for a better rip of the tape, but he hasn't responded. I think he made his account private after his tape post got attention.

the poster wrote:
Ok Facebook friends, and friends of friends, let's see who can truly beat Shazam and name that tune. I'm looking for the artist and song title.
This was taped off a new music radio show that aired Sundays at midnight, in Portland Oregon, in late 1989 or early 1990.
I just came across this cassette again today, and Shazam still doesn't know it. Trying to lyric search it on google comes up empty. And it drives me crazy that 27 years later I still can't figure out who this is.
I'm guessing that between everyone I tagged, and their friends, and friends of friends, via 6 degrees of separation etc. that somebody will be able to Name That Tune!
***Update - the Portland, Oregon radio station was Q-105 KXYQ or 105.1 FM. It was a female DJ that hosted the new music hour. The station has gone through many changes over the years, including formats and call letters. The search continues...

I love the hell out of this song. I really want to hear more from whoever made it.

some bands that have been ruled out:
Nero's Rome (ruled out by me, I contacted Tony Lash, it's definitely not them.)
Wild Swans
Hollow Horse (my boyfriend contacted the band whose Discogs release looks promising, it's not them.)

most of the obvious titles have been searched on Discogs, but something may have been skipped over.

I'd assume this is a song from 1989-90, as OP says, but I wouldn't rule out anything from an earlier year or later year-- just nothing 10 years too early or too late...

the band may or may not be from Portland, Oregon. it could be a faux accent, the vocalist may be a Canadian or American who really wishes he was Morrissey-- or maybe he's just simply British.

I've tried to contact the radio station, no luck. they've changed so much since this tape was recorded.

any ideas? literally any at all?
thanks in advance. I hope if nothing else you guys enjoy the song.
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i just made an account today and I'm glad I did! I found this thread and I am so glad the song has been solved cause this is a sick riff!
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