6 Sep 2009

# 225 The Names - Why can't it be


Side a: Why can't it be
Side b: Baby you're a fool
USA 1977
Lone release by this Chicago/USA based powerpoppers. A very sweet and charming record. I like it ! I haven't found infos about this band.

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6 comments:

GraemeSTL said...

My, there's a lot of good singles on this blog! Do you have the LONGPORT BUZZ Canterbury Pop EP or the OSCILLATORS 7" or the TUNNELRUNNERS EP?

razor said...

Thanks for the flowers ! Longport buzz yes, Oscillators maybe, Tunnelrunners no.

GraemeSTL said...

It'll be chocolates if you post the Longport Buzz EP. Leave the bedroom window open . . .

Cary Baker said...

I actually owned Fiction Records which released the Names 45 along with a 45 and EP by Wazmo Nariz, a comedy single by Larry Rand and L.A. band Tremors. The Names hailed from Rockford, IL, where they had Cheap Trick's stamp of approval.

Mark Ohe said...

I saw the names play live in the Chicago area numerous times between 1978 and maybe 1980. As far as I was concerned they were one of the best live bands around at that time. Very cool. Tight and loose at the same time. They had a Beatles-edge, but were REAL rockers. Their sound was something like very early Cheap Trick. Tough and a little twisted.

They sounded nothing like this 7-inch, which I bought back in 1978 or 79. I never really understood how they managed to sound like this on record relative to their live sound.

Nice move on posting this 7-inch.

David said...

Easy to understand really...we drank a LOT!