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Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Sighs (The Sighs E.P. + Bonus She's Not The Girl I used To Know Single)

The Sighs were a four piece from Holyoke, Massachusetts; that formed around 1982. Their first single was an absolute classic that included the songs, "She's Not The Girl I Used To Know", backed with one of my favorite powerpop songs, "I'm Really Allright". Unfortunately, I've only ever seen it a couple of times, and couldn't afford the hefty price tag when I did. But fortunately for us, my friend Jason Litchfield, was kind enough to rip, and send it to me; so I included it. The Sighs EP, was released a few years later in 1985. It's a little more polished, but still a strong effort; the stand out song as far as I'm concerned is, "Bedroom Craze". I believe, Both the single, and the EP were self released. The Sighs followed up with a pair of solid LP's in the 90's titled: "What Goes On", and "Different" before calling it a day; I added a couple of tunes from "What Goes On" as well for your listening pleasure; both LP's are worth owning, and shouldn't be to hard to find. I did see, they did a reunion show in 2008, so maybe the Sighs aren't finished yet? I Found This Facebook page, that has some great live footage worth checking out. Band members were: Bobby Laroche, (Lead vocals, and Guitar) Dave MacDonald, (Lead Guitar,and Vocals) Rick Griffin, (Bass, and Harpsichord) and Tommy Pluta (Drums) (Updated Link 5/5/12)


Relief Records 1982/1985 Charisma Records 1992

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

great stuff, mucho thanks! Their cd "What Goes On" was on Charisma, so it's a major label release, and REALLY worth finding...."Whatever" is on defunct indie Big Deal Records, and a good one too....thanks again, Jim

Anonymous said...

oops, sorry, the second cd is called "Different' on Big Deal! jim

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment, There's a great song called "Think About Soul" on the What Goes On LP.

fantom said...

Thanks for posting that, had been on the hunt for the EP for a while

Frank Miller said...

Your Welcome!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! I've been looking for "Before I Break" for YEARS. The only copy I have is on a tape of an old radio show!

Frank Miller said...

Glad I could help, thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

http://cgi.ebay.com/rare-private-1985-power-pop-12-EP-THE-SIGHS-in-shrink-/220831356905?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item336a9317e9

powerpopster said...

Frank - big fan of the Sighs, saw them in the 90's and have been to the reunion shows. I can tell you that they guys still rock as hard as ever and the fans still love them! :) Hope they do it again soon..."What Goes On" is certainly a lost classic.

Any chance that you can re-up the ep&single to another site? I'd love to hear it....
Thanks!!
--powerpopster

Frank said...

No problem Powerpopster, give me a few days, I'll repost it. Thanks for the comment.

powerpopster said...

Thanks Frank. I really appreciate it!! Hopefully there's some good share site left that you can use! Seems like Rapidshare and MediaFire are the only decent ones left alive....

powerpopster said...

Wicked cool....you made my whole day, Frank!

Excellent.

Now let's hope the guys get back together to do another reunion show soon!!

Frank said...

That would be very cool! Glad I could help; thanks for the comment!

Holly said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I lost my vinyl 12'' in a move years ago, have been looking for a replacement ever since. :-)

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome Holly, thank you for the comment!