Friday, November 6, 2009

The Touchables - More Than a Glimpse ep (1983, Extinct)

Yet another mystery band, seemingly immune to the vast pervasiveness known as the World Wide Web (or more precisely, search engines). Not a bad $1 bin pick though. The Touchables (presumably from the L.A. area given the label addy) were a trio of well scrubbed youngsters equipped with the basic wherewithals of mainstream wave/power-pop. Sounding ever so slightly dated for 1983, the troupe's most memorable morsel here is "For Love," vaguely summoning the jubilant strains of the Suburbs classic "Love is the Law" (sans the horns). As for the John Denver retread? Not as bad as you might think. If anyone knows the specifics on the Touchables, fill 'er up in the comments.

01. Workin' on the Take
02. For Love
03. Leavin' on a Jet Plane
04. My Doll Baby Came Back


Pep Sonic said...

Many thankx for this ep.

blankstarebaby said...
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spavid said...

Link has been updated. Thanks for alerting us.

DaViDz said...

Well, this is a surprise. While I don't appear on the EP, I did join The Touchables as their drummer after its release and played many gigs with them in the LA area. We did go into a local studio to record a follow-up but only got as far as recording the instrumental tracks for about 5 or 6 songs. We did do two versions of one song ("Don't Tease"); one in a Rockabilly vein and one in a more straight rock version. We did get vocals recorded for those two, but that was it. At this point, I can't remember why we didn't continue, but so it is. Noel & Dominic were great guys and it was great fun playing with them.

DaViDz said...
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spavid said...

Thanks for checking in DaViDz. Sorry to hear not much came of that last recording session!