Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Cry - Crackdown/Little Sister (1980), What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted/The Last Lonely One (1982)

More Stampeders-related singles! Here's a pair from The Cry - we posted their first LP a few years back, back when we had a thing against posting Stampeders stuff, apparently. Well, we've mellowed with age, and with it we can mostly appreciate this skinny tie rock. The first single is off their first LP, and the b side, "Little Sister" is a pretty good Joe Jackson rip off. But we're not sure what happened to the band in the following two years leading up to their final LP and this second single. Their cover of the Jimmy Ruffin classic, "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" is kind of unnecessary... and the b side is heading towards classic rock rather than new wave. 

But maybe that's the way everyone was headed at the time.

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