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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

THE COLD (YOU/THREE CHORD CITY SINGLE)

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.
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REFERENCES -THREE CHORD CITY http://www.threechordcity.com/ WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cold_(rock_band)
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TOP POP RECORDS 1980
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1. YOU
2. THREE CHORD CITY
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***DOWNLOAD***

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Los tres primeros singles son increibles...y el CD "three chord city" es un deber.

spusan said...

THANK YOU!!! I've been looking for "You" for two years now. I can't believe I decided to look again today and you just put it up!

You're awesome! Great taste in music, too ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this and their other 7". Had never heard of them before. Any chance of posting their lp's "16 Songs" and "Major Minor"? Thanks again and great blog by the way!

FRANK MILLER said...

Your welcome Spusan, glad you finally found it, and thanks for the kind words.

FRANK MILLER said...

I don't own the lps. But if I evr come across them, maybe I'll pick them up. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

I have never actually heard the lp's but read on a discography site that they existed. I liked the 7"'s so much that you posted I would love to hear if the lp's are just as good. One more question. Would you happen to have an lp by a band called Twist. It is from 1979 or 1980 on Polydor records. I know it exists as it was reviewed in a Trouser Press book but I have never come across a copy of the lp. The band did have a track on one of the 20 of another kind lp which was great. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Angry

FRANK MILLER said...

I REMEMBER THE TWIST,I THINK THAT COMP TRACK CAME FROM A 7" THAT I MIGHT HAVE. I'LL HAVE TO LOOK. I NEVER HAD THE LP THOUGH.I WOULDN'T MIND HEARING THAT MYSELF. I LIKE WHAT I'VE HEARD SO FAR FROM THEM. SORRY ANGRY, THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS.