Friday, December 23, 2011

The Nerves - One Way Ticket. Possibly the greatest power pop band ever!

“They could've been contenders had they stayed together long enough, but the Nerves, despite their brief existence, were one of the most exciting bands in power pop. Formed by Jack Lee, Peter Case, and Paul Collins in 1975, their career was over by 1978, but they produced a great EP that featured the power pop classic "Hanging on the Telephone," which was later recorded (and wonderfully so) by Blondie. Ultimately, having three talented songwriters in one band hurried the demise of the Nerves, and all three principals found greater happiness and success with their new bands; although Jack Lee (arguably the most talented songwriter of the three) had the shortest career and eventually dropped out of sight after a fine solo record (Jack Lee's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1) in 1981. Case went on to form the Plimsouls, who recorded two good records and a transcendent pop song, "A Million Miles Away." After breaking up in 1984, Case recorded as a roots rock solo act for the rest of the decade and into the '90s. Collins formed the Beat (later Paul Collins' Beat), who were merely OK, and has done little since the mid-'80s.” (From AllMusicGuide).

01_One Way Ticket 
02_Paper Dolls
03_Hanging on the Telephone
04_When You Find Out 
05_Working Too Hard 
06_Gimme Some Time  
07_The Breakaways - Walking Out on Love 
08_The Plimsouls - Thing of the Past (Live)
09_Jack Lee - It's Hot Outside
10_The Breakaways - Many Roads to Follow (Demo)
11_Are You Famous (Live) 
12_Why Am I Lonely (Live)
13_You Won't Be Happy (Live)
14_Any Day Now (Live)
15_Letter to G. (Live)
16_Come Back and Stay (Live) 
17_I Need Your Love (Live)
18_Stand Back and Take a Look (Demo)
19_Are You Famous (Demo)
20_Letter to G (Demo)

(1998 Alive Records)


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