Friday, November 6, 2009

The Dazzlers - Feeling Free (1979, Charisma)

Just discovered this one very recently, and sad to say don't own an original. Hailing from Cambridge, England, The Dazzlers may not have been key figureheads during the late '70s halcyon era of UK power-pop/pub-rock, but their timing couldn't have been better. What would appear to be their lone album, according to the discography courtesy of The ModPopPunk Archives, Feeling Free is brimming with highly appealing, if not a tad straight-laced guitar pop colored with shades of The Yachts, Keys (the Brit Keys that is), and a little Kursaal Flyers as well. De minimis info is available online regarding the band, however Little Hits blog duly noted the magnificence of what is arguably Feeling Free's apex, the incessantly hooky "Lovely Crash." According to the 45 Revolutions Vol 1. record guide, prior to forming the Dazzlers, guitarist Bobby Harper had a brief stint with the Clash, and had also done time in bands featuring the likes of a pre-stardom Billy Idol and separately, Mark Knopfler.

01. Crying Shame
02. Feeling Free
03. Just a Fantasy
04. Too Much of Everything
05. Phonies
06. You're an Island
07. Lovely Crash
08. Feeling in Your Heart
09. Oh Last Night
10. I Know All About You
11. Heartdrop
12. No One Ever Knows

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10 comments:

zumpp99 said...

Thanks for this. I never heard of it. Am listening to it right now and it's a fun record. Thanks again for everything. Love this blog and I should have thanked you earlier and more often.

roberto said...

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spavid said...

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speedreeder said...

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spavid said...

The link has been updated.

speedreeder said...

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Rock Normale said...

Thank so much for sharing! I just found this band and "Lovely Crashes" is an amazing tune!

raindeer said...

gut post..............