Sunday, January 8, 2012

Polo - s/t ep (1986, D&C)

Might as well get my annual token "new romantic" post out of the way for 2012.  Truth be told, I don't know the first thing about Polo (the band or the game).  I purchased this record in a bundle on Ebay sometime ago.  Really liked the sleeve, but anyway.  In case anyone is wondering what type of music I cut my teeth on back in the early '80s, this record is fairly representative.  Polo were an androgynous as all-get-out bunch of guys with hair teased to the heavens, and would've slotted in just fine with Duran, ABC, Living in a Box, and lesser knows like Tictoc.  Thoroughly competent if anything else.  Oddly enough, "We Can Work It Out" isn't the Beatles tune.  Go figure.  A fanclub address on the back sleeve indicates that they were products of Claremont, CA, or thereabouts.  Enjoy, and comment as you see fit.

01. Living in a Promised Land
02. After the Love (single mix)
03. We Can Work it Out
04. After the Love (dance mix)

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3 comments:

M. Raven Brown said...

That record features the teen Josh Freese, aka drummer for Devo, the Vandals, Nine Inch Nails, etc. I used to have a copy and dearly wish I did now!

M. Raven Brown said...

That record features the teen Josh Freese, aka drummer for Devo, the Vandals, Nine Inch Nails, etc. I used to have a copy and dearly wish I did now!

Angela Bean said...

This band performed at Disneyland back in the mid 80's at the Tomorrowland Terrace and Videopolis. They did have a good following locally. I have this album still sealed. I guess I was hoping that they were going to make it big one day. At least Josh Freese did. My friend and I were able to secure an interview with the band for a school project. Somewhere in a box I have it all packed up complete with VHS.