Monday, April 14, 2008

Singles Going Single #28 - The Fans 7" (1979, Albion)

I'm still trying to make sense of this one. I was such a sucker for the eye catching sleeve, I paid $8 for it on that basis alone. The Fans were from Atlanta, GA, and were considered one of the first, if not the first new wave band from The Peach State. Utterly feigned British accents gave many the impression they were from the UK, and the fact that this wax was minted on a Brit label only added to the "myth." Signposts here point squarely to Pink Flag/Chairs Missing-era Wire. "Cars and Explosions" wields a sly melody that sneaks in and out, buttressed with strong dynamics. On the flip, "Dangerous Goodbyes," The Fans offer a comparatively linear and sustained attack, albeit less memorable than the A-side.

You can read an alternate write-up on The Fans here (just scroll down a ways).
A. Cars and Explosions
B. Dangerous Goodbyes


Alos9 said...

Firstly,sorry for my english,I´m an spanish rem fan and i´d like to know if you own some tracks or videos about a group called pre cave, boat of or nest(adj)(in whose members were michael stipe , mike green,carol levy and tom smith).If you have it,i´d liketo hear it.

i like your blog.

ciao.My link web:

Casey said...

Oh man, big Kevin Dunn aficionado here. Would love a re-up of this one. Thanks for your good work - I followed the link to this page from the recent re-up of a record by the other The Fans.