This next song I actually found online, although I WISH I had found the vinyl for it. It’s a band called The Reaction, which apparently is an earlier, punk-influenced version of the band Talk Talk. Here is the original version of what became the song “Talk Talk.” This was a great find as I never knew about The Reaction. I found 3 songs from them, but this is the only one that went on to become a Talk Talk song.
THE SPHERES OF CELESTIAL INFLUENCE - A Great Big Piece of Love
This is the best I can do for a Christmas post. It’s the b-side for the Annie Lennox/Al Green single “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” which was from the soundtrack to the Bill Murray movie “Scrooged.” It’s an odd song, but has really grown on me over the years.
This song was quite a serendipitous find for me. I had never heard of this band before. Apparently they were a German band that originally called themselves MAN-X, released a couple of singles, then changed their name to MONDAY, released a two more singles and then broke up! So sad, as I really love this song. Eighties pop brilliance! This has been the greatest joy of my return to vinyl…finding gems like this. This “radio version” comes from the 12” single, which was the only thing they ever released in the US! Hope you like…
OK, this song is from the album of the same name. I recently discovered this record and I think it is truly one of the lost great albums of the new romantic movement in the 80’s. They’re a Canadian band. I had never heard of them before (although a friend of mine who grew up in upstate NY knew all about them). This is probably my favorite track on the album. I believe the CD is long out of print, but the album is available on iTunes.