Double Dip Chocolate Cone
First off, remember Wang Chung? Of course you do..."Dance Hall Days," "Everybody Have Fun Tonight?" Yeah, yeah, I know, not songs you really want to hear right now. But think a bit more...back in 1985, the band looked like this:
and then, in 1986, they looked like this:
Notice anything different? Besides the lack of a scarf? That's right...someone's missing. That would be Darren Costin, who left the band to go off and do his own thing. His own thing, would be the band Heroes.
Doesn't he look so SERIOUS?
Now remember, step back a bit, put yourself in the EIGHTIES when you listen to the tracks, and, well, they aren't really that bad. Yes, it's very 80's sounding, and they do sound a lot like Wang Chung, although, one might argue, a bit better than Wang Chung after he left. The album was produced by Richard Burgess (scroll down on the link). Yes that's right, the guy who produced Adam and the Ants, Spandau Ballet, When in Rome, Shriekback and New Edition. Did I just mention New Edition in this blog...oh boy. Anyway, here you go:
Heroes - Driftaway REMOVED
Heroes - Here We Are REMOVED
Oh, I did say a double treat, didn't I? So to redeem myself (haha! Is that possible at this point?) Here's some Big Audio Dynamite. I know, I know, this is all old, you want something new. Ain't gonna happen today, kids. I'm stubborn that way.
Don't know who these guys are either...oh boy. Well, after Mick Jones left the clash he went on to form BAD. A band that pushed the boundaries of sampling and beats that the Clash were playing with....you can check out the full story over here.
Both of these tracks are from 12" albums, I don't think you can get them anywhere but on vinyl.
Big Audio Dynamite - Sightsee West London REMOVED
Big Audio Dynamite - Hollywood Boulevard (Club Mix) REMOVED
Here's the Amazon link for your Big Audio Dynamite fix. And Mick's latest project is Carbon/Silicon.