Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ata-Tat ep (1986, QQQQ)

While I unearthed nary a shred of info on this Jamaica Plains, Mass five-piece, the music occupying these grooves is plenty robust - if not a bit slick at times.  In fact, as far as the opening salvo, "Dark Promises" goes, you'd perfectly be in your right mind to dismiss Ata-Tat as angling for the steeper echelons of the FM dial.  Luckily, this crew possessed the substance to match the style, and I find that style generally manifesting itself in the mold of lower rung '80s Top-40 hopefuls like Hipsway and Level 42, albeit in a more tolerable package.  Yeah, I'm going to lose a bunch of punk/hipster points with this joint...but give it a chance.

01. Dark Promises
02. Give Me Time
03. Where the Wind Blows Best
04. It Takes a Train

http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/hHXmHEi7/file.html

8 comments:

Lucas Gelati said...

Can't download it for some reason. :/

0sl4yerx said...

Happy New Year!

All Rapidshare links say "Download not available
Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)"

spavid said...

I'll have to look into this. Thanks for alerting me.

0sl4yerx said...

No problem.

BTW, I told you before, but this is my favorite music blog. Your taste is great. I check out music from a lot of blogs regularly, but I have found the most interesting music from yours.

pb said...

It is written that the download is prohibited by the uploader...
Do something, 'coz I'm addicted to yr blog.

Greetings from Italy

thatwilkinsguy said...

going through some of my local records and pulled this one out. Listening as I type this. Decided to see what has been said about the band on the 'net. and came across this recent post on your blog. surprise! I've got some friends from the Boston scene in the mid-80's, I'll see if I can get more info for you. Thanks!

thatwilkinsguy said...

going through some of my local records and pulled this one out. Listening as I type this. Decided to see what has been said about the band on the 'net. and came across this recent post on your blog. surprise! I've got some friends from the Boston scene in the mid-80's, I'll see if I can get more info for you. Thanks!

PoodleHead2005 said...

Can you re-up this please? Thanks. :)