Sunday, October 23, 2016
Lambrettas - Beat Boys In the Jet Age - 1980
Great bands like the Lambrettas really seemed like bands out of time. I think the whole Power Pop movement got smothered with New Wave, Disco, and the Rock that we now call Classic Rock. I know that they are something of a revival from the 60s, but I think given the time and exposure, we could have heard a hell of a lot more and better from them and a lot of the Power Pop acts out there.
I don't want to say the Lambrettas were the best of the best, but they were pretty damn good. This is an active, sing-a-long, toe-tapping set of tracks that are in a style similar to New Wave, but minus the keyboards. All of the tracks from this album, including the b-sides, have already been compiled previously, with the exception of one track. SO, essentially, I made this set for one more track.
Have fun listening to this one. It may surprise you, just as it did me.