Tuesday, August 1

CONCRETE BLONDE


I've been battling a broken tooth and 97 degree weather of late, so posting to this blog has taken a bit of a backseat. As a result, maybe we'll keep it brief today with something that might be filed under "nostalgia."

Concrete Blonde is one of those bands that a lot of people were at least somewhat aware of back in the day, but the L.A.-based band never quite managed to break through to the big-time. This, despite the fact that they produced a number of solid songs and probably a couple of pretty solid albums during those years. They also featured the very distinctive pipes of lead singer Johnette Napolitano.

The band officially broke up in 1995 but resurrected themselves - at least temporarily - with 2004's little-heard Mojave. I've heard nothing about any imminent recording projects, but here's a selection of songs I think hold up rather well....

From the LP Bloodletting, 1990 >>>
[MP3] "Joey"
[MP3] "Tomorrow, Wendy"

From the LP Walking in London, 1992 >>>
[MP3] "Someday?"

From the LP Mexican Moon, 1993 >>>
[MP3] "Heal It Up"

From their self-titled LP, 1987 >>>
[MP3] "True"

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