Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Terrible Parade - Where Were You When the Lights Went (1990, Presto!)

It's a wonder I didn't hear about this band ages ago when they were still making records. The Terrible Parade were a Cleveland four-piece with a penchant for chiming post-punk musiq a la the Smiths, Ocean Blue, and For Against, without drawing from any of those particular influences excessively. During their eight year run that kicked off in 1982, the Terrible Parade recorded scores of songs, a bakers dozen of which are compiled on this more than representative platter. Where Were You... was actually expanded and reissued for CD which I would recommend obtaining here. Tracks from this album, along with a slew of other material are scattered over the course of other digital-only releases available from online vendors Emusic, Amazon, and itunes. This rip was taken directly from my vinyl copy, and should function merely as a sampler given that Terrible Parade's back catalog is now at your disposal for just a meager fee.

01. When I'm Waiting
02. Thunder
03. A Sense of Betrayal
04. Big World
05. Not Our Time
06. Guardian Angel
07. Halfway to Nowhere
08. Indictment
09. Talk in a Vacuum
10. Masquerade
11. Turn for the Worst
12. In the Storm
13. Soul Sister

3 comments: said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Can't believe this is the first time I'm hearing these guys. Thank you for sharing....I love finding "new" music on your blog.

zzeitg said...

hello man, as I found some Arcwelder here recently, just wanna ask you if you by chance do not own "Xerxes" album, too. Can't get it anywhere else... Thx and cheers!

Alan Grandy said...

Hey, thank you for your kind comments, glad you've enjoyed our music. We've most recently released a complete collection of t.p. recordings thru digital distribution (iTunes, etc.) - if you're interested I'll send you some.