a repost, by request, originally posted 8/20/09, new rips and scans.
The Keys Album is a true Powerpop classic; unfortunately, it has really bad production. It's thin sounding and tinny with very little bottom end, (check out You tube and you'll see what I mean). I don't usually like to eq records but this one was begging for it. Hopefully, I made it sound a little better, I tried. Songs like I don't wanna cry and, If it's not too much, are practically flawless examples of Powerpop at it's best. The Keys formed in London around 1979.They were, Drew Barfield, and Steve Tatler who played in a previous band together called John Doe. Ben Grove who played guitar for The Banned, and later the Retros, and ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton who also later did a stint with Manfred Mans Earth Band. They were signed to A&M records and released the U.K. only LP “The Keys Album”. It was produced by Joe Jackson and drew rave reviews, but unfortunately it didn't sell very well. Besides the album, They also had six singles to their credit. Sadly due to a lack of interest The Keys split in 1983.
Line Up -
Ben Grove - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Tatler - Vocals, Guitar
Drew Barfield - Vocals, Bass
Geoff Britton - Drums
A&M Records 1981
♫♫♫...I Got You Figured Out...♫♫♫
Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 272
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