Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Any Trouble - Where Are All The Nice Girls? - 1980

Any Trouble was an underappreciated bright spot on Stiff Records, a label which had no shortage of talented artists. Bandleader Clive Gregson's appearance, hardened love songs, and vocal style may have led to comparisons to Elvis Costello, but they were no second-rate rip-off — each of their four albums revealed a songwriter of unique talent and a more-than-capable band to execute the songs.
Stiff enlisted John Wood, a renowned producer (Nick Drake, John Martyn, Richard Thompson) who had recently produced Squeeze, to produce Any Trouble's first album. "Where Are All the Nice Girls?" which had all the makings of a new wave classic, was met with some rave reviews but failed to rack up the big sales that were expected of it. After the record failed commercially, Stiff suggested that Gregson drop the band and redefine himself as a solo artist à la Elvis Costello. Gregson declined, deciding instead to replace the band's weak link, drummer Harley, with the more capable Martin Hughes. They began work on the follow-up immediately.-AMG

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New files posted

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Anonymous said...

Thank you. Fantastic album. Bought it when it came out and it still sounds as great as it did when I first heard it.

binkerbo said...

Do you by any chance have Wrong End of the Race?

Funk Drops said...

Any chance for the "Live at Venue" official bootleg?

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