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THE CARS lot of 3 LP 12″ vinyl Lot includes: “The Cars” on Elektra 1978 “Panorama” on Elektra 1980 “Shake It Up” on Elektra 1983

THE CARS lot of 3 LP 12″ vinyl
Lot includes: “The Cars” on Elektra 1978
“Panorama” on Elektra 1980
“Shake It Up” on Elektra 1983

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CONDITION: “The Cars” – sleeve has some bends and stain. Inner has split seams, but vinyl is clean. VG
“Panorama” – sleeve has a bend on the upper left corner. Inner has split seams. Vinyl is scuffed, but plays well. VG-
“Shake It Up” – sleeve has lots of wear at opening. Inner has split seams. Vinyl is clean. VG-

The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s. The band consisted of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, lead singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The band originated from Boston, Massachusetts, and were signed to Elektra Records in 1977.[1]

The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synth-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flower in the early 1980s. The Cars started fresh with their debut album The Cars which went on to go platinum in late 1978, The Cars debut album was called a “genuine rock masterpiece” by allmusic. Probably the most successful and well known song from the album “Just What I Needed”, started as a demo in 1977. The song was sent as a mix tape to a local DJ in the Boston area, who played the song in heavy rotation. This soon caught the attention of other DJ’s, which led to the signing of the band by Elektra Records in 1977. The Cars have mentioned this numerous times including in their “last” interview in June 2000. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described The Cars’ musical style by saying: “they have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the ’50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend.”

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ROMEO VOID “Never Say Never” 12″ EP Vinyl Record 1981

ROMEO VOID “Never Say Never” 12″ EP Vinyl Record 1981
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve, “burma poole” stamped on sleeve cover and record label. Vinyl looks great! VG

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Romeo Void was a New Wave band from San Francisco, California active from 1979 to 1985.

They are best known for the songs “Never Say Never” (1982) and “A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)” (1984), which were minor hits, with the latter becoming a Top 40 pop single. Their popularity was primarily in alternative and college radio, and as a dynamic performing act. They recorded for 415/Columbia Records. The original band members met at the San Francisco Art Institute. Most of the band members were alsovisual artists and did their own album art.

Romeo Void was the subject of a minor controversy in 1985 when the band’s lyrics proved too offensive and led to the removal of CJSW’s rooftop speakers at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

After the demise of Romeo Void, Debora Iyall, the lead singer and lyricist, released a solo album in 1986 named Strange Language. She eventually put together and sang in the groups Knife in Water and Lower East Venus. John Haines played drums for Pearl Harbor and the Explosions.

The band was reunited briefly in 2004 for a one-off concert by VH-1’s Bands Reunited, although Benjamin Bossi was unable to perform due to hearing loss. The band wrote and recorded four demo tracks in October 1993 (If I Was Your Cat, Stormy Eyes, Two Rivers, and Safe Place), which were sent to Sony Music but never released.

The song “Never Say Never” was featured in the 1984 film Reckless, the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and the 2002 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the New wave radio station Wave 103. In 2009 the band Julien-K covered Never Say Never on their debut album Death to Analog, listing the song title as Nvr Say Nvr.

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HUMANS Happy Hour 12″ LP vinyl on IRS 1981

HUMANS Happy Hour 12″ LP vinyl on IRS 1981
CONDITION: Sleeve is in almost perfect condition, as is printed inner. Vinyl has scuffs on B-side that do not significantly effect play. VG++

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Humans were a Santa Cruz new wave band, formed in 1976 as The Mysterious People. They changed their name to Humans in 1979. Leader Sterling Storm’s style was similar to that of Wall Of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway, while bassist Eric Gies wrote mostly quirky ballads. They continued to play in the Bay Area into the late 1980s and also managed to make a long-form video to accompany their I.R.S. LP, Happy Hour, before breaking up.[1] Storm has since become a successful production designer.

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SPIZZENERGI Where’s Captain Kirk? 7″ EP vinyl on Rough Trade 1979

SPIZZENERGI Where’s Captain Kirk? 7″ EP vinyl on Rough Trade 1979
CONDITION: Sleeve is in remarkably good condition with very little marking. Vinyl appears unplayed! VG++

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Spizzenergi was a late 1970s English punk / new wave band led by vocalist / guitarist Spizz (real name Kenneth Spiers). The band changed its name several times during its existence, alternate names including Spizzoil and Athletico Spizz 80. They are notable as the first band to sign to Rough Trade Records[1] and the first to top the newly created UK Indie Chart early in 1980.[2] However, they were perhaps best known for their single “Where’s Captain Kirk?” More than two decades after its release, it was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time.

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THE UNTOUCHABLES Wild Child Live And 12” vinyl LP Twist Records 1985 lot

THE UNTOUCHABLES Wild Child Live And 12” vinyl LP Twist Records ’85 lot
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG

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The Untouchables (sometimes known as The UTs) are asoul/mod revival band from the Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California area.

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The Knack “Get The Knack” 12″ LP Vinyl Capitol Records. Feat. “My Sharona”

The Knack “Get The Knack” 12″ LP Vinyl Capitol Records. Feat. “My Sharona”
CONDITION: Excellent condition, light surface wear on edges of sleeve. Light spine splits. Vinyl is NM.

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The Knack is a Los Angeles-based rock quartet that rose to fame with their first single, “My Sharona”, an international hit in the second half of 1979.

The power pop of “My Sharona”, coupled with the band’s “retro” 1960s look, earned the band comparisons to the early Beatles. Many music critics of the era disliked disco, which dominated the music industry at the time, and were, at best, coolly receptive to other developing genres like punk rock, new wave and heavy metal music. The Knack’s power pop and hard rock influences earned them some critical credibility. They were also vilified by some critics for their misogynistic lyrics. After subsequent albums, there was a critical backlash against the band and they broke up amidst internal squabbles. They have re-united periodically over the years and are currently still active.

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EURYTHMICS “Sweet Dreams” 12″ LP Vinyl Record 1983

EURYTHMICS “Sweet Dreams” 12″ LP Vinyl Record 1983
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve and vinyl. Inner sleeve seam splits. VG

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Eurythmics’ commercial breakthrough came with Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) released in January 1983. The successful single of the same name featured a dark, powerfully sequenced synth bass line and a dramatic video that introduced the now orange crew-cutted Lennox to audiences. The song reached no.2 on UK singles chart and topped the US charts. The band’s fortunes changed immensely from this moment on. The album became a great British success due to the title track, which later topped the American charts as well. Lennox was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Stewart recently revealed that the famous synthetic bass line in the song was discovered by accident when he inadvertently played a track backwards. Their previous single “Love Is a Stranger” was re-released and became a success in its own right. The “Love Is a Stranger” video saw Lennox in many different character guises, which she later became known for in subsequent videos. The album’s working title was Invisible Hands (as was a track left off the album), inspiring the name of UK independent company Invisible Hands Music – known for releasing music by Hugh Cornwell, Mick Karn and Hazel O’Connor.

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