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Friday, May 23, 2008

Flashback Friday: City Boy - The Day The Earth Caught Fire

"The sun above my head was burning green and red"

A somewhat forgotten power pop group of the late 70's / early 80's, City Boy definitely has a lot of gems in their catalog. The Day The Earth Caught Fire is one of my favorite singles of theirs, mostly because it's so damn over the top. There's shades of Freddie Mercury and Sparks here, though there are also parts that sound more like hair metal (a trend that hadn't even really started yet when this was released). It's a dramatic, near apocolyptic rock song... pretty much a crescendo all the way through. It is also clearly a product of its time. There isn't a whole lot of music out there today that really sounds like this. In fact, much of the group's other output doesn't even sound that similar.

City Boy - The Day The Earth Caught Fire (zshare)

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


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey could you please post surferosa neon commando mp3? please I just cant find it anywhere!!!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I think you can get it on itunes... also the album's for super cheap here:

and the ep here:

4:42 PM  

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