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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

US $6.99

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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