Monday, June 9, 2008

The Windbreakers - Electric Landlady (1991)

The Windbreakers were one of several bands arising from "The New South" indie/jangle-pop scene in the mid-80s. Like many of their cohorts, including REM, Game Theory, and Oh-OK, The Windbreakers were taken under the wing of producer and Let's Active leadman Mitch Easter. The core Windbreakers lineup consisted of Tim Lee and Bobby Sutliff, both talented singer/songwriters who followed solo pursuits, and eventually became power-pop demigods in their own rite.

Electric Landlady was the Windbreakers last hurrah after a respectable stream of inspired albums. Mitch Easter did not produce this record, however he did oversee the Windbreakers second ep, Any Monkey With a Typewriter, which quite amazingly, is appended here as six bonus tracks. With the Windbreakers catalog long out of print, the thoroughly excellent compilation, Time Machine (1982-2002), was issued in 2003 offering 20 career highlights.
 
01-Colorblind
02-Big Ideas
03-Keep It On Your Mind
04-Elayne Lies Looking At The Sky
05-Since I Last Saw You
06-The Girl From Washington
07-Devil & The Sea
08-The Wall
09-Do Not Be Afraid
10-Tell Me Something
11-Forever Ago
12-Waltzing Matilda
13-Rerun
14-Make A Fool Out Of Me
15-You Never Give Up
16-I Never Thought
17-You Gotta Go Away
18-I'll Be There

5 comments:

Zach said...

Not to be ungrateful, but last two tracks don't seem to be there.

spavid said...

I'll try to work on this tomorrow. Thanks for informing me.

spavid said...

yZach,

Try a new download of it. I just opened it from my original WinRar file and the last two tracks played perfectly.

Zach said...

That did the trick. Thanks.

simon said...

this is wonderful. thanks. <3