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Friday, March 28, 2008

New England - P.U.N.K.

"No respect for the other kids"

We're going back in time today to 1979 with a great song by the band New England, who I recently discovered. Imagine mixing Journey, Sweet and the melodic skills of Abba with a glam-punk attitude and you've got the beginnings of the sound the band accomplished on this record. Great vocals, great guitar and fantastic, catchy verses arae all present here, making this an unfairly forgotten group that should have been much bigger than they were (they only had one "hit," if you can even call it that). In a different universe I can even imagine the Ark singing a song like this. All the bombast that I love is definitely there. (Also, you've got to love those pre MTV music videos)

New England - P.U.N.K. (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Buy the album here.)


Blogger OneCharmingBastard aka OCB aka JRJ said...

Wow - only knew "Don't Ever Wanna Lose You" (top 40 for a week I believe) - they were on Infinity (who also gave us Hot Chocolate for a couple of albums, and him him him, the pina colada man himself, Rupert Holmes), and I think they had some connection to Kiss. Right?

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Blogger Unknown said...

I saw them as a back up band for KISS in Providence RI back in the day. It was the KISS disco tour. I was made for loving you. Too long ago to remember the year. Always loved this band though. Thanks.

10:46 AM  

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