Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Payola$: Live at The Cleveland Agora, 1982 (FM Broadcast)
Back in the pre-MFMF days, Britolboy and I did a great series on the Canadian punk-cum-new wave band, The Payola$ (see HERE). Sadly, those link are gone but here's a new find; a stellar live set from 1982-10-13 recorded for WMMS in Cleveland, OH. The band is into their more new wave, Police-ish phase by 1982 but the songs stayed excellent even while the production wavered. As is so often the case with bands who slicked-up their sound for eighties radio, the live sound is kickier.
02. Dancing With Another
03. Jukebox/Paul Hyde Q/A
04. Lights To Change
05. Pennies Into Gold
07. Some Old Song
08. Hastings Street
09. Eyes Of a Stranger
11. I'm Sorry
12. Tears Are Not Enough
13. Kill A White Man (unreleased)*
While a 2007 re-formation EP and a slim Best-Of CD are currently available, the Payola$ albums have NEVER been re-issued in any format!
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The name of track 13 comes from this article, submitted by Britolboy.
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