I wasn't sure if I was going to write about this record. I honestly digitized it almost 2 years ago before I ever got any complaints, but then I held off thinking this would be too mainstream and would attract attention. But as I was reviewing the things I have waiting in the wings I discovered that this record is no longer in print. If you want to buy the CD on Amazon it is going to cost you nearly $90. Ouch. So I figured why not help some people out who can't afford that kind of money. Sure it is only a rip from the vinyl, but that is better than nothing. I apologize also in advance for flaws in the ripping. I think there may be some pops and bumps here and there, but I'm too busy to go back and redo this one at this point.
I was kind of amazed that it was out of print because the record was quite successful and "Suddenly last Summer" was a huge hit, that continues to get spun on the radio. However I guess it makes more sense for people to buy a greatest hits comp of The Motels, than to delve into these other album cuts.
While "Suddenly Last Summer" is definitely the big recognizeble track off this record (went to #1 on the US Rock charts), "Remember The Nights" was also a single from this record. It wasn't as big of a hit and is long forgotten. but you may remember it once you hear it. I know I did once I heard it. It was one of those, "oh yeah I remember this song" moments. I probably hadn't heard the song since 1983.
Martha Davis's voice is of course great on all the tracks, even if they aren't all super remember-able.
Give track one a listen "Where Do We Go From Here", and see if you can hear that they basically lifted a melody right from the song "Money", you know the song that everybody and their mother (including The Beatles) did back in the 60's.
"Footsteps" is a great track in my opinion. It has the reggae sort of vibe to it and it actually reminds me of a sort of precursor to No Doubt. Give it a listen and see if you can hear a little Gwen in Martha's voice or should I reverse that. This too appears to have been a single, but it never even charted. It's a shame really, because it is a good track.
"Little Robbers" was another single that didn't really do much. It never made the hot 100 list, but did chart on the Rock charts. It's a decent song and worth a listen as well.
Well, I hope this brings back fond memories for some of you.
01 Where Do We Go From Here (Nothing Sacred)
02 Suddenly Last Summer
03 Isle Of You
04 Trust Me
05 Monday Shutdown
06 Remember The Nights
07 Little Robbers
08 Into The Heartland
09 Tables Turned
Little Robbers Side 1.zip
Little Robbers Side 2.zip