Thursday, October 20, 2005

MP3: "Sounds Waves 2" - 4 - The Godfathers

Fourth and final song from the Sounds Waves 2 EP is from the long forgotten The Godfathers. The band were founded in London in 1985 from the ashes of The Sid Presley Experience. No, me neither. They released a number of singles including 'This Damn Nation' and 'I Want Everything', and after a debut album 'Hit by Hit' on Link records, they were signed to Epic in 1987. They went on to release the albums 'Birth, School, Work, Death' (1988), 'More Songs About Love And Hate' (1989), 'Unreal World' (1991), 'The Godfathers' (1993) and 'Afterlife' (1995). It seems the band had more success in America than in Britain, where their track 'She Gives Me Love' was a college-radio hit. Their video for the song 'Birth, School, Work, Death' was even nominated for Best New Artist In A Video at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards. The band last played live in 2001, but there are rumours that they may be playing a few reunion shows very soon.

This song was unreleased at the time it was put on this 7", but went on to feature as an album track on 'Birth, School, Work, Death'. It's very eighties but definitely worth a listen. For more information on the Godfathers you can check out their official website or this page on Allmusic. Enjoy.

Download: The Godfathers - It's So Hard - MP3 3.23mb (rapidshare)


Blogger Georg Cracked said...

Thanks for the post. The Godfathers were great. I saw them everytime they played here in Vienna, Austria (5 or 6 times) and while the numbers of people attending the shows got lower, the shows themselves got better and better. The last time around - which must have been about 1998 or so - they played in front of 100 people for over two hours, three encores and even digging out "Wipe Out" and "Blitzkrieg Pop" when they ran out of songs to play. "Birth School Work Death" still ranks among the best albums ever made.

9:03 am, October 21, 2005  
Blogger Tom said...

They used to play the London Dungeon every Valentines day for a few years on the trot as part of their Valentines Day Massacre event.

Hit By Hit was not an album as such. It collated their first three singles released on their own label. It's a cracking collection and if you see it pick it up.

6:04 pm, October 21, 2005  
Blogger ROADHAWKRAY said...

Much appreciated for this. I saw the band quite a few times but when they stopped touring all we had was the St Valentines day massacre gigs. Great though they were! Was at the live album recording too. Have been looking for them for ages so i have you to thank again. Good news to here they could be back. There angst may have gone but there sound stays the same.

2:29 pm, November 04, 2005  
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3:35 am, January 16, 2006  

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