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Shades In Bed aka The Records

by The Records

Guitar and harmony power pop
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Girl
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4:10 album only
2. Teenarama
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4:01 album only
3. Girls That Don't Exist
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3:40 album only
4. Starry Eyes
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4:35 album only
5. Up All Night
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4:38 album only
6. All Messed Up And Ready To Go
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3:46 album only
7. Insomnia
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3:02 album only
8. Affection Rejected
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3:51 album only
9. The Phone
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3:21 album only
10. Another Star
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4:36 album only
11. Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?)
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2:44 album only
12. See My Friends
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3:46 album only
13. 1984
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3:32 album only
14. Have You Seen Your Mother Baby
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2:55 album only
15. Starry Eyes (45 version)
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4:23 album only
16. Paint Her Face
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3:08 album only
17. Rock'n'Roll Love Letter
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3:51 album only
18. Wives And Mothers Of Tomorrow
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4:15 album only
19. Held Up High
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3:33 album only
20. Teenarama (Remix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Will Birch and John Wicks founded The Records in 1978. Will thought of the name in the bathtub. Influences included Big Star, The Raspberries, Blue Ash, Badfinger, Stealers Wheel and the Beatles' Revolver LP. Will and John immediately wrote 11 songs including Teenarama, Up All Night and Held Up High. They advertised in Melody Maker and located Phil Brown (bass) and Huw Gower (guitar). In 1978 The Records joined the Be Stiff tour as backing group for Rachel Sweet. They recorded the 45 Starry Eyes and signed to Virgin Records. Their debut album Shades In Bed (aka 'The Records') helped to establish their reputation, particularly in the USA, where Starry Eyes was a minor hit. They toured with Joe Jackson, opened for The Cars in Central Park and played their own headline shows with the likes of the dB's and The Rubinoos in support. In 1980 Jude Cole (ex Moon Martin) joined the group in time for their second album, Crashes, featuring Hearts In Her Eyes, a song Will and John originally wrote for The Searchers. A third album, Music On Both Sides, was recorded in 1981. The Records disbanded in 1982.


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Ron Martin

Classic New Wave
The Records nicely bookends the end of the 1970's the way that Badfinger bookends the beginning. So much wank in between - Styx, Supertramp, Chicago, Boston, Kansas, etc. As alienated teen, it was such a relief to hear music like the Records. It still sounds refreshing today. This album includes both the UK and North American versions of "Starry Eyes" which is a nice touch. The CD also is cheaper here than on Amazon. Thank-you!

Brad Sigler

UK Power Pop classic
Great merging of UK/US versions of this classic power pop record. Every song will stick in your head and you'll be humming "Starry Eyes" and "Teenarama" for days!!!