Monday, December 5, 2016

Hi-Fi - MOODS for MALLARDS featuring Ian Matthews and David Surkamp LP 82


Great eighties pop from the old 'Great American Music' mall store per the sleeve.  Sounds a bit like the fabulous U.K. band the Undertones with a Feargal Sharkey sounding singer at times.
http://www8.zippyshare.com/v/gQG9P7NH/file.html

3 comments:

Brian Baker said...

Great album! I have a digitized version of my vinyl copy, but some of my transfers have a slight hum, so i'm d/l-ing yours. Fans of Matthews or Surkamp will definitely want this, but it has a pretty broad appeal. One correction, though...the band's name is actually HI-Fi; they also have a live mini-album that came out around the same time as "Moods for Mallards." Thanks again for a great post and a great site!

Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

Hey a BIG THANKS Brian!
Hey are you the Brian Baker from Minor Threat, maybe I'll "Follow" you on google...j.k.
Yeah, "this isn't the first time and probably not the last" that I'll need correcting with a post as most of them now I haven't heard and just bought because it looked cool or someone at an old record show told me or in comment form here. Not sure who those dudes are in title as I did a quick search on Wiki before post and found stuff close but didn't seem to be the guy. Would love to hear more nevertheless so if anybody GOT, shove it up to cyber on zippy! No account needed and post link here in comments.

Brian Baker said...

You're most welcome...and I get the Minor Threat thing all the time (I do have a connection, though; my best friend in college was in a band called High Back Chairs, with Jeff Nelson from MT). Hi-Fi's Ian Matthews (also Iain) was in Matthew's Southern Comfort and Plainsong, and has had a long solo career (he did an entire album of Jules Shear cover songs which is spectacular), and David Surkamp is the lead singer of Pavlov's Dog, a great '70s-to-now prog/pop band, kind of Kansas-meets-Roxy Music. A weird but cool pairing. Thanks again!

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