Friday, April 11, 2008

D-DAY - Right to Know (7" Single)



I previously posted about the splendors of the obscure, raucous Texas new wave band D-Day and their debut and lone LP. That self-titled album was preceded by two memorable singles, the irreverent Too Young to Date and Right to Know. While the former was a slice of raw power pop, 1981's Right to Know took the sugar rush up a notch. The cut is fueled by an out of control, rather cheap-sounding (in a cool way) synth, some manic drumming and the always powerful, showy vocals of De Lewellen.

The B-side is a funk-infused, brassy number called Your History Complete, and is noticeably not as strong, but still pretty enjoyable if you give it a few spins.

D-Day - Right to Know (7" Single, 1981)

Track listing:
1 - Right to Know
2 - Your History Complete

2 comments:

kent18 said...

Just wanted to let you know -- after having enjoyed your offerings of the last several weeks in particular, upon stumbling across this marvelous site -- that your unfailing taste and unflagging industry are every bit as appreciated as your wonderful willingness to share! ;)

I don't know if you ever take requests, but if you ever manage to stumble across either one of the following lost '80s pop gems --

1.) Above And Beyond The Doll Of Cutey, by Pam Tillis (her now-you-see-it-now-you-don't foray into new wave); and/or --

2.) Shot In The Dark, by the Al Stewart back-up band of the same name --

... please do consider posting those, as well.

Again: manay, many thanks!

Franko6677 said...

I appreciate your kind words! Thanks very much - glad you enjoy the site.

I wasn't aware of those albums, but will definitely have to look into them now.