Thursday, February 8, 2018

Silver Tears - s/t ep (1984, Ripe)

I believe someone requested this a few months ago.  More rock o' the '80s, from southern Cali by the looks of things.  If you liked 415 Records acts like Red Rockers you're bound to dig this, although Silver Tears steered clear of upright accoutrements that contained fancy buttons and such.  A fairly pedestrian yet occasionally compelling modern rock modus operandi abounds here, with a bit of an Anglo bent dontcha know.  I especially enjoy the ringing guitar tones percolating on the melancholy-ish "Safe Home."  And maybe I'm the only one to pick up on this, but mouthpiece Roger Prescott extends a vocal panache that negligibly resembles Joe Strummer.  Like I said, that interpretation is entirely mine, so make of it what you will. 

01. Over and Over Again
02. Safe Home
03. High Life
04. New Funk

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4 comments:

Jim H. said...

Good stuff! i get the Strummer reference...a tad more melodic, but a good starting point.....

billybadbum said...

FYI, Prescott and bassist Tim Henderson are alumni of SF's The Pop, who were signed to Arista.

spavid said...

Appreciate the comments. No, had no idea about The Pop connection, though I'm familiar with them too.

Jim H. said...

i think i might've read, once upon a time, Plimsoul Eddie Munoz played for a spell in the band.....