Horizontal Brian - Vertical (1983)
One of my favorite LP's that most people missed. I re-discovered this in the past year and find it's upbeat songs as fresh today as they were back then.
From Trouser Press:
This nifty British quartet plays lyrically observant melodic rock, much in the same vein as Stackridge did in oldentide. Bassist Tony Phillips sings his own songs in an engaging, unprepossessing voice, humorously satirizing the shortcomings of parenthood ("Playing with the Babies"), colonial obsession ("Everybody Wants to Be American"), death ("Buried in Your Best Suit") and more. Although not as sharp as the words, the music is dandy.
Released on Gold Mountain Records in 1983, Graham Gouldman of 10cc mixed the record.
John Butters - Drums, Vocals
Tony Phillips - Bass, Lead Vocals
Brian Rudd - Keyboards, Vocals
Ian Peppercorn - Guitar, Vocals
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