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Friday, August 25, 2017

The Diodes - Released

The Diodes - Released
In Flac - Scans are included

Red Rubber Ball
Teenage Nation
Photographs From Mars
Mercenary Flight
Tired Of Waking Up Tired
Jenny's In A Sleep World
No Right To Make Me Bleed
Terminal Rock

Despite the fact that the band was gaining momentum elsewhere in the world, that didn't stop Columbia Canada from dropping the Diodes. Compounding matters, the band had a new hit single ("Tired of Waking Up Tired") and a new album already in the can. Released, then, is a name that can go two ways: The band was released from their original contract, and their follow-up was finally seeing the light of day, thanks to the efforts of Epic. Musically speaking, the second album had a slightly different feel, possibly because drummer John Hamilton had been replaced by Mike Lengyell, but more likely because the band had logged countless hours onstage in front of demanding crowds. Rather than toughening up the band's sound, it drove them further into the world of pop -- piano takes a more prominent role here, and many of the songs have melodies you can actually hum along with ("Weekend," to name just one). Funny is that though this album only contains ten songs, one of those ("Red Rubber Ball") had already appeared on the previous album.


Honquijote said...

- Thanks for sharing... =)

Malaspina said...

Thanks a bunch.