Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dangerous Birds: Alpha Romeo/Smile on Your Face (1982)


Before Thalia Zedek was in Live Skull, Uzi, Come or performed as a solo artist, she co-led early-eighties new wave band Dangerous Birds. I will leave it to the vociferous Thalia Zedek following to tell you more about her later more "violent" music but I'm gonna quickly rave about "Smile on You Face". That song is Zedek's half of the sole Dangerous Birds release. The A-Side, "Alpha Romeo", is a pleasant pop tune in The Bangles vein (written by bandmate Lori Green) which later appeared on the D.I.Y. Boston compilation, Mass. Avenue. However, Thalia's intricate, psychedelic but hook-laden B-side, which showed up on on Sub Pop 100 four years after the fact, is the real colossus here.




Alpha Romeo 7" link is in the comments


Speaking of comments, what do you make of "Smile on Your Face"?


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    LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!




    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4om6uf0vl8rr7bb

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  2. Caught this song on the Sub Pop 100 compilation years ago; it's one of those tunes that seems to make it on the playlist quite often.

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  3. Would NEVER have heard this without Sub Pop 100, which I enjoy more than any other in the series.

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  4. love this, first heard Peel play it alongside a Come session for the show. It'd be Peel where I fist heard Live Skull too and therefore Thalia - I love all her stuff, she's great.

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  5. Well, I wouldn't extactly call it a 'lighter' side of Thalia Z, but I love the melody contrasted with her grrrrl voice. Great stuff- thanks so much for posting.

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    1. Definitely not 'light' just less 'violent.

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  6. Hey, would you be able to re-up this 45 please - I recently lost LOTS of downloaded obscurities in a nightmarish hard drive crash. including this absolute gem? I'm a big Thalia fan, so I hope you can help? (Cheers!)

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  7. Can you re up this material please? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance

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  8. Rooksby/Greg

    See what I can do...

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