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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

VA - Buttons From Champaign To Chicago

VA - Buttons  From Champaign To Chicago
In WAV - Scans are included

1 Prettyboys I Wanna Make You!
2 Julian Leal Get Away
3 All-Night Newsboys She's Gone Hollywood
4 The Names   It's A Miracle
5 Kevin Lee & Heartbeat Tonight
6 Band Jocks At Practice
7 The Vertebrats Diamonds In The Rough (Nineteen)
8 Nines Holiday
9 The Jerks   So Lifelike
10 North Shore   School Yard
11 Paul I Have Always Loved You
12 Tom Orsi   Where Are You Now
13 The Kind Total Insanity
14 Eyz Midnight Girls
15 Shoes In My Arms Again
16 Loose Lips   Kyle
17 Lay-Z   More And More
18 The Jets   Be For Me
19 Contra-Band See You Tonight

There is plenty to like on this collection of late '70 and early '80s tunes from Chicago and other parts of Illinois. The only real "name" act on this collection is Power-Pop legends Shoes, who contribute the great "In My Arms Again". Among the rest of the obscure cast are a few real jewels, including "It's a Miracle" by The Names, the Cheap Trick-sounding "Tonight" by Kevin Lee & Heartbeat, "Diamonds in the Rough" by The Vertebrats, "Schoolyard" by Northshore, and "Where Are You Now" by Tom Orsi.


wkc said...

Just dropped in (long time almost 3-4 months) to see what's new and was so glad to see you latest posts using mediafire and mega instead of netkups. I have been unable to listen to any of your posts since last October when Netkups quit working for me. Never could find out why (even tried an older one again on netkups and still unable to dl. So nice to be able to listen again. You have such wonderful posts. Thank you so much!

Todd said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I bought a Nines record years ago and never have been able to hear the thing.