Monday, January 16, 2006
Monday Audioblogging: Nobodies, You're Famous!
Oh, how I loved Suburban Lawns! This LA post-punk combo got lumped in with a lot of the "skinny tie" new wave bands, but I always thought they were smart and weird enough to stand alone. I saw them live in 1982, and they were ultra-tight and just mesmerizing. Both of the 7" singles featured today (which I bought when they were brand new, by the way) were radio hits in Southern California, and neither of them, or, indeed, any recordings by Suburban Lawns, have ever been released on CD.
Suburban Lawns released two 7" singles, a self-titled LP, and an incredible 12" EP called Baby. Seek them out! Read more about them and their peculiar lead singer, Sue Tissue, here and here and here.
Please right-click or control-click the files below to save them to your hard drive and enjoy on the mp3 player of your choice:
Gidget Goes to Hell (2:01, 2.6mb mp3)
My Boyfriend (1:40, 2.2mb mp3)
(c) 1979 Suburban Industrial Records.
Janitor (2:30, 3.1mb mp3)
Protection (1:53, 2.4mb mp3)
(c) 1980 Suburban Industrial Records.
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