Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This is an excellent two sider from Vancouvers, The Payolas, This is their second single. I think my favorite song by them was on the lp "In a place like this" Off the top of my head I cant remember the song title but I remember the beginning lyrics went, Johnny's in a factory making war machines. Now I'm going to have to dig that record out. Maybe I'll post it sometime. The Payolas (or Payola$) were part of Vancouver's new wave of bands and active in the Canadian music scene for a decade from the late 1970s. In 2007, they became active again, releasing an EP of new material (Langford Part One) and touring.
The band's name is a reference to the payola scandal in the United States in the early 1960s. The group was based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and recorded mostly at Vancouver's Little Mountain Sound Studios. Through several lineup changes and name changes (the band also played as The Payola$, Paul Hyde and the Payolas and Rock and Hyde), the Payolas core members remained Paul Hyde and Bob Rock, who together wrote virtually all of the band's songs. As well, Rock engineered and mixed virtually every Payolas recording.
Although in the 1980s the Payolas always seemed poised for a big international breakthrough, the band never quite broke out despite their artistic growth and popular success in Canada. They were, however, one of the most prominent and successful platinum-selling Canadian bands of the early 1980s.
REFERENCES - WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payolas OFFICIAL SITE http://www.thepayolas.com/
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Matt said...

wow. i had this years ago and lost it during a move.

i am obsessed with Jukebox. what a great hook.

thanks for posting this. it's a great single.

Frank Miller said...

Your welcome, I like it too. I might post their lp one of these days. Thanks for the comment.