Monday, June 9, 2008

Tremblers - Twice Nightly - 1980

When Peter Noone, a top-selling artist who is and was Herman's Hermits released this disc in 1980 on Beach Boy Bruce Johnston's CBS distributed label and toured behind it, the five-piece band had to live in the shadow of the successful pop band that the lead singer was known for. Noone has said that Boston was one of the best stops on the tour — perhaps because the fans in that city were hip to what Peter was doing: rocking out. There is an Elvis Costello cover, "Green Shirt," but it is the tunes written or co-written by Peter Noone that are strking. "She Was Something Else" is a modern-day Herman Hermits tune — with a hook that won't quit. The music has gotten better with age! With two copies of the vinyl on file, it is the compact disc which has really turned this writer on to the music. It was ahead of its time. "I'll Be Taking Her Out Tonight" has that Go Go's/Costello/ Joe Jackson keyboards and edge. Had CBS put out four or five discs by the Tremblers the band may have been enormous. Noone is a consummate showman whose work onstage The Pirates of Penzance or on his ever-present Teen Idols Tour proves he can't sit still anyway — it was probably his incessant touring that got Sony to re-release this on CD. The song lyrics, originally printed on the vinyl sleeve, are missing here. There is only the reproduction of the front and back cover, with empty pages in the gatefold. -AMG

If you like "Twice Nightly" get it here!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this disc, it's been a long time that i wanted to listen to it and i didn't know that it was available in CD format.
I have an EP of a collaboration between Peter Noone and Richard X. Heyman called "Heyman, Hoosier & Herman," and it's also great.


Curty Ray said...

Sounds cool, Would love to hear it

Anonymous said...

Could you use something other than Rapidshare? I can't figure out those damn cats.

Curty Ray said...

LInk has been updated to Sharebee

Gyro1966 said...

Rapidshare is excellent and cheap- what is the problem? I've never had any problem with them, and I use them every day-a lot.

geekroick said...

another magnificent power pop blog!

here's a 'bonus track', if you will, Peter Noone's 1989 re-recording of "I'm Into Something Good" that featured in the movie The Naked Gun, ripped by me from the original 7".


Curty Ray said...

Thanks for the great share geekroick

Anonymous said...

Curty Ray i can make an upload of the
Peter Noone and Richard X. collaboration called Heyman"Heyman, Hoosier & Herman".
I make the upload this week cause week-end is too busy and i give you a link.


Curty Ray said...

Thanks that would be great

Anonymous said...

Great, great and great. Many thanks!
JF France

It's Uncle Jim said...

This record got a lot of play on the local "alternative" station in Washington DC. The band included a stop in DC on their American tour, and I caught it. Good show, but they only knew (or were willing to perform) the songs on the album! They did two sets and they were exactly the same!

Duncanmusic said...

I know this is a slightly late comment but thanks so much for posting this! I've been looking for this for a while (it's been on my got to get liswt). They played at the Red Creek Inn in Rochester NY on their tour and tore up the place. I loved "You Can't Do That" and as DJ continued to play it for quite some time. Can't wait to hear it again. I also used to play "Something Good" in one of my bands and am looking forward to hearing THIS version also.

KDNYfm said...

I thought this was a good outing from Peter with a pretty good band. I like the T Rex like sound of Little Lover, there's some nice guitar work on the cover of Green Shirt.
Thanx Curt


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