Saturday, March 01, 2008

Where is this Love?

From 1983 The Payolas, easily one of the best of the 80's New Wave, New Romantics bands and kings of the early 80's Vancouver scene when I lived there - at the time I was more into local punk bands like DOA and SNFU, but I could see the appeal. They should have, would have been huge but their name made American radio A&R guys recoil like vampires from holy water - naming your band after an infamous pay for play radio scandal, bad career move for future reference...
Where is this Love from Hammer on a Drum - still only available on vinyl or cassette was a gripping meditation on domestic abuse. Try to get past the hair.

Bonus: Another from the soundtrack of my youth, The Payolas again with Eyes of a Stranger

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