Thursday, August 23, 2012
BLOOD, 'FLY ALL NIGHT' b/w 'BOMBED AT THE BEACH,' 'CAMBODIAN BLUES' (Blood, 1985)
I foolishly sold this record years ago when I had to move back in with my parents. Luckily for me, that didn't last long. AND, triply luckily for me AND FOR YOU, I reacquired the record in question AND the ebay listing of our unsweet particular parting survives like an ebay wrinkle in time.
So! As I don't think I could describe this record any better now if I tried, I'm just going to copy and paste my old ebay pitch. PLEASE NOTE THIS RECORD IS NOT FOR SALE! YOU'LL NEVER GET THIS ONE OFF ME AGAIN, SUCKERS!
More private-label mystery-band action, this time from Hauppauge, New York’s BLOOD – Long Island’s answer to the mighty Flying Sixty-Nine! And despite its relegation to the single’s b-side, ‘Bombed At The Beach’ is the obvious stand-out track, earning the green-light of approval for its utterly bone-head lyrics and crude almost Dicators-esque narrative approach. Select lyrics include:
‘At the spot, It’s a wild scene,
The girls are hot and the guys are mean,
In the sand, The world in my hand,
Living in the fast lane in this great land.’
The chorus similarly succeeds by rhyming ‘beach’ with ‘unleashed.’ The verse following continues in this vein, primarily concerning driving fast and laying chicks; all over a skuzzy, lo-fi, metal grind (the part where the singer tries to sound crazed and scream is terrifically unconvincing as well). The other tracks are average to fine; split between an ineptly atypical AOR/glam rocker with - I think - an anti-drug message and a humorous ‘blues’ about the Cambodian genocide. Borneo Jimmy would be blushing with pride.
Not sure if this ever came with a picture sleeve. Judging from the extremely primitive label design and the overall lack of sophistication to the band’s attack, it seems unlikely.
Now I really wanna hear their second single! Anyone holding???
DON'T MISS OUT, FANS!
'FLY ALL NIGHT'
'BOMBED AT THE BEACH'