Here we have another return visitor. Some time back I posted the Mesmerized/Wake up single which was the Cold's second single. This time I give you their first, and my personal favorite. Both sides of this record are top notch Powerpop. I've seen this with two different picture sleeve's. Does anyone know the difference?? I found a website where you can purchase their Three Chord City cd, it's http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/default.asp
The Cold formed in New Orleans in 1979. The band was hugely popular in their home city and throughout the southeastern U.S. during their existence, but did not find national success. The members of The Cold were Barbara Menendez (vocals and keyboards), Vance DeGeneres (bass), Chris Luckette (drums), Kevin Radecker (guitar) and Bert Smith (guitar). Influenced by British punk bands as well as American act Blondie, the band released several independent singles between 1980 and 1982, then split up. They reunited in 1984 for an LP and new single release, and released another album in 1985. In 1997, a compilation of their early singles entitled Three Chord City was released. The band reunited for some live performances in 1999 and 2001. In 2005 a CD of outtakes from the band's original incarnation was released.
The Cold was founded as an offshoot of the band "Totally Cold", whose membership included Radecker and Smith. The style of "Totally Cold" was even more raw and high energy than "The Cold". The impetus for founding "Totally Cold" was the album release Totally Hot by Olivia Newton-John; the idea was that the band would be dedicated to a style as far opposite as possible from this album.
REFERENCES -THREE CHORD CITY http://www.threechordcity.com/ WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cold_(rock_band)
TOP POP RECORDS 1980
2. THREE CHORD CITY
Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 272
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