Friday, April 22, 2011

Apartment (The Car Single)

Here's another great moody punk record; if you like it, this ones much easier to find though. Apartment were from Bristol; they originally formed in 1978, as a three piece, but added Steve Street of the Europeans on bass, sometime after this (their only single) was released. Apartment also had a track on the classic Bristol comp, "Avon Calling" that I included with the download for you. Due to the lack of a record deal, the band split in 1980. Years later, other recordings showed up on Comps such as: "Western Stars", The Reissue of "Avon Calling", and "Avon Calling 2".If you would like to read more about Apartment, Here's a couple of sites to check out.

Heartbeat Records 1980

1.The Car
3.The Alternative



Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

Thanks for this as I have an empty 1995 tape case of the Apartments "A Life Full Of Farewells" and a promo write up, "This Mortal Coil, The Chills, Everything But The Girl...what do these bands have in common? They've all covered Peter Milton Walsh tunes.
In 1978 ex-Go-Betweens member Peter Milton Walsh formed the Apartments in Brisbane, briefly left the band to join Ed Kuepper's Laughing Clowns,then reformed The Apartments in 1984 to release their first single on Hot Records, "All You Wanted".
A long-time critics fave rave in England and Europe, in 1995 The Apartments release their very first U.S. record, A Life Full Of Farewells. Produced by Australia's latest up-and-coming production talent Paul McKercher (known for his work with The Cruel Sea, The Clouds and Glide (good boxset)this is an intimate crooner's record with musical echoes of Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, R.E.M. and American Music Club.
You've just got to hear it."

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment, this isn't the Brisbane band though.

Niteowl83 said...

The Apartments were also on a bootleg comp called Powerpearls (forgot which volume).

Woody said...

Winter is a little masterpiece!!! Great, great song. Thank you very much for this ep.

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome woody, I like it too, thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

Great bands, great tunes, great blog!!! Greetings from Italy!!!