In the mail today!
A flashback to those glorious, goofin’, pogo jumping, slam dancing early the 1980s.
I saw this band at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Student Center at the beginning of the 1980 fall semester, (shortly after I saw David and the Happenings perform at an outdoor party in Lewis Park) and the band would be one of a half-dozen New Wave acts I would see that semester along with The Pretenders, The English Beat, Ultravox, and Polyrock.
I bought the album at Plaza Records in Carbondale but it was never reissued as a CD until recently through Wounded Bird Records.
Although a bit dated, it has held up quite well over the years. Although Wilk comes across as sort of a cross between Elvis Costello and Warren Zevon, the music takes one back to those early days of New Wave when a farfisa beat and saxophone ruled.
It’s going to get a lot of playing time on my iPod.