Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hero –Love Gone Bad


Hero –Love Gone Bad/Nothing Comes Easy –Private Stock PVT 102 (1977 UK)

Anyone for Downer Glam syndrome? Go on pop a couple of ‘ludes and get into this baby.
I’m not one for growers as life's too short, but this is really something special. It’s pretty indescribable, but I somehow think of Cheap Trick in Dream Police/Voices mode, but persevering with their Lennon obsession with a handful of horse tranquilizers and cheap synths. It sounds like they were even going for a Reggae type beat, but thank god they completely failed in that department. The arrangement and structure are really strange to say the least, just you wait until that thumping middle eight kicks in. Anyhow, this is quite an incredible production, just give it a chance to seep into your (un)consciousness.


In order to get you all hooked, when you click on the title you will get the FULL version of Love Gone Bad


Thanks for the turn on Bob!


8 comments:

Cristabel said...

When you click on the MP3, no sound comes out.

Purepop said...

Hi
It should work fine. As with the other sound samples, you just right click on the title and it runs in your default player. Alternatively, you can left click and "save target as" to download...
No comments on this one yet -what do you think of it?

duck_stab said...

Whoa. I'm either gonna close my eyes forever or lather on the sunblock in preparation for a total eclipse of the heart. This is well weird. I don't know quite how I feel. But I reckon my feelings d'look pretty in pink in any event.

Robin. You diss Tiger Lily, but dig this?? This could be Visage!

And I originally thought this was Bram Tchaikovsky's old group, but apparently they were on UA.

Purepop said...

Tiger Lily =Noel Coward in Spandex =Campari & Soda cabaret...

Hero =Lennon fronting Cheap Trick on heroin and Mandies= Rock 'N' Roll

45 Revolutions said...

If I was an ELO fan, and I'd exhausted every boot available of "New World Record" out-takes, I'd be thrilled with this!

Anonymous said...

It is very ELO.....I like it:) Stereolad, Dublin, Ireland.

Anonymous said...

I've just found the demo 7" of this too a 'version'type b side would be too much to expect,I was looking on youtube so I could send to a friend but not there so I've shared this with her,cheers.Didn't The Barracudas have a single with some free stickers in?Or does that immediately show me up as an anorak,anyhoo,thanks very much.

Robin Wills said...

yes, the first copies of summer fun had an array of stickers. only EMI and the graphic guys couldn't be arsed to find a barracuda and put a shark instead on one of them!