Suburbs - Suburbs (1986)



One of those records that makes no sense why it has never been released on CD, #9 was one of my favorite songs for some time when this came out, don't know why the label pushed Life Is Like (although not very hard if I recall).

From — Steve Huey, All Music Guide:
Minneapolis new wavers the Suburbs began recording for local label Twin/Tone in 1978 with a lineup comprised of vocalist Blaine John "Beej" Chaney, guitarist B.C. Allen, keyboardist Chan Poling, bassist Michael Halliday, and drummer Hugo Klaers. Their first full-length album, In Combo, was released in 1980, featuring tense, energetic playing and offbeat lyrics. The 1981 double album Credit in Heaven consolidated the band's approach, incorporating elements of funk, disco, jazz, and Roxy Music. The 12" single "Waiting" got the band substantial play in dance clubs and attracted the attention of Mercury, which signed them in 1983 and re-released their Dream Hog EP. Their major-label debut, Love Is the Law, was a harder-rocking effort which emphasized Chaney and Poling's novel lyrics and featured a horn section. 1986 found the band on A&M working with producer Robert Brent, who played drums in Prince's Revolution under the name Bobby Z; the resulting self-titled album strikes a balance between their traditional sound and, unsurprisingly, that of the Revolution. The band broke up in 1987; Twin/Tone released a best-of collection, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Suburbs Have Left the Building, in 1992. Poling contributed piano work to the Replacements' 1984 masterpiece Let It Be.


Suburbs:
Bruce C. Allen - Lead Guitar
Beej Chaney - Vocals, Beejtar
Michael Halliday - Bass Guitar
Hugo Klaers - Drums
Chan Poling - Vocals, Keyboards

Additional musicians:
Tom Burnevik - Saxophones
Kevin Nord - Trumpet, Voice Tracker
Dusty Cox - Sax Solo on "Heart of Gold"



Downloads all available on main page : http://azlocal.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good stuff! Fantastic sax flourish on 'Heart of Gold'.

Anonymous said...

I have been a fan of this album for 20+ years and have never wanted to part with my cassette for fear of never getting it back. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you for this....

Anonymous said...

My own cassette, wherever it's gotten to, was played to near-extinction 20 years ago, I wasn't sure I'd ever hear this again. Thank you, thank you for your efforts this (even if it does seem a bit AZ-nonlocal)!

Sabrina said...

Great... Simply great, thanks for uploading this musical gem... Thought I'd never be able to find it!

Jason said...

This download seems to be dead. I've been looking for it for awhile and would love to have a chance to get ahold of this record!!

Anonymous said...

No, it is still alive!!! I have this on cassette and am sooooo glad to have MP3s!!! Thank you so much. :)

rubyinthedust said...

The link is NOT dead ...and neither are the Suburbs!

Long live the Suburbs!

BudFern said...

I used to play this to death. I'm so glad to find it! :) I actually have 2 cassettes of this in my collection. The Suburbs ROCK. Anyone catch The New Standards yet? (Chan Poling's new group)

'BurbsFan said...

.zip file is not any good (only 480k). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE re-upload!! Thank you!!

Jill said...

R.I.P. Bruce Allen. (B.C. Allen).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the download! I love the Suburbs and these songs are unavailable anywhere!

chris said...

I was a few years behind the Dervishes in high school. They were great. Had one of the albums and played it to death. Can't remember the name of the album, but I remember getting it at the local record store- THE MUSIC STAFF in Westfield. Cant remember my favorite song though. I think it was "Jenie"? Or "Bottle in the sand"? Been looking for it for the longest time. Can anyone help me. Please shoot me an email - mlove_3@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Been looking for a copy of this for many years. Alas, the DL link is no good. Please re-up?

Anonymous said...

All downloads are available on the main page
Www.azlocal.blogspot.com
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

thank you. i love this album. i love this album. i love this album...

Mark C. said...

I have been looking for this FOREVER! I have the vinyl print, but never invested into a USB turntable. Thank YOU! Every night's a Friday night.. In HELL! :)