Monday, April 26, 2021

The Switch - I Think It's Better Single

   Here's one on the Houston, TX label, Earth Records. I wasn't able to find any info at all on The Switch. The name on the label is Jim Travis. If anyone knows anything about them; please enlighten us. Anything I say about them will be pure conjecture; so I'll talk about the content a bit..
   To start, the record has a space theme. Second, I think it's better starts with heavy 80's sounding synth, reminiscent of video games I played when I was young. Once the song gets going, it's catchy, 80's, synth Power pop; that seems to be about wearing earplugs, to not have to listen to someone... Maybe me, enough of my rambling, Enjoy!

Earth Records 1983

1. I Think It's Better
2. Alien

♫♫►►And Not Hear A Thing◄◄♫♫

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Wigs - File Under: Pop Vocal

 By request, a re-post, originally posted 7/7/2009. New rips and pics.

   The Wigs were a Milwaukee, Wisconsin three piece that formed in 1979. Besides this Lp, there's also a single titled, "Sing This Song/Hozoji" but I've never heard it. Shorty after this records release; the band broke up, then re-grouped for several years in Los Angeles. There were a couple of attempts to release a second full length, the second being with CBS Records but unfortunately, neither worked out. They appeared in the 1986 movie, " My Chauffeur" in 1986. There's some live footage of the band in it; you can see it Here. Marty Ross landed a part in The New Monkees TV series in 1987. After his departure, the wigs morphed into 57 Braves, released a single titled, " A Little Affection" and eventually disbanded. There's been a few band reunions since then.

Line Up -

Jim Cushinery - Vocals, Guitar
Marty Ross - Vocals, Guitar
Bobby Tews - Drums

Streetwise Records 1981