Hey, did I really say I was going to shut down Detailed Twang? After promising to post this and other gems? Well it’s time to right that wrong – we’re back, and from now on when we need to go off and “find ourselves” we promise to do so without makin’ a big old show of it. So I’m presenting an EP here from the early BANGLES – newly shorn of their former name THE BANGS, newly signed to IRS records, and featuring a wonderful Merseybeat/girl-pop/garage sound that they totally jettisoned after this record. This EP was a big hit on college radio, and I remember it well from my high school days. That I’d still dig it now as much as I did then speaks to its quality, for I went through many musical phases after this one where I either listened solely to punk & garage or to freaked-out psych & proto-punk rarities, strange DIY sounds from the 70s and 80s etc etc. THE BANGLES, in all their purity and naiveté, remain, and I’m proud to spread the good word here and in so doing, herald the sheepish return of Detailed Twang.
Please pay special attention to the scorching cover of 60s New Zealand punkers THE LA-DE-DAS’ “How Is The Air Up There”, and fantastic originals “Mary Street” and “The Real World”. This was, at one time, a fantastic band, and I wish I'd seen 'em circa 1981-83. If you want to hear previous posts from the early band that we put up last year, please click here and here.
Play or Download THE BANGLES – “Real World”
Play or Download THE BANGLES – “I’m In Line”
Play or Download THE BANGLES – “Want You”
Play or Download THE BANGLES – “Mary Street”
Play or Download THE BANGLES – “How Is The Air Up There”