Cure For The Blues


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Format: CD

Cat No: LIB5083

Release Date:  20 October 2023

Label:  Wienerworld

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  089353508326

Genres:  Rock  Punk  

  • Description

    For the first time on CD, the out-of-print second album from the 1980s Scottish post-punk alt-funk trio APB. During the 1980s, APB were one of the most popular alternative bands in the New York Tri-State area, touring frequently and enjoying regular airplay on Long Island's WLIR Radio. The band was formed in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1979. Taking inspiration from the D.I.Y. ("Do It Yourself") spirit of punk rock, teenagers Iain Slater (singer, bassist), Glenn Roberts (guitar), and George Cheyne (drums) rehearsed relentlessly and signed with local independent Oily Records at the dawn of the '80s.

    The band's trademark post-punk dance rhythms energized audiences from the start, with their debut single "Shoot You Down" crackling with edgy guitar and Slater's riveting vocal inflections. APB were lumped in with similarly militaristic dance factions of the time -- Gang of Four, Au Pairs, Delta 5 -- but their own music was more celebratory and inclusive. "When I bought the second APB single, 'Shoot You Down,' I was blown away by the pure energy and sparse funk groove that drove the record," said Matt Pinfield, former host of MTV's 120 Minutes. "Over the course of the next few years, I saw the band live about 15 times. They would always pack clubs in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island."

    The band's 30-year recording career comprised two compilations and three studio albums – this being the second. Cure for the Blues has never previously been available on CD, and this issue features its original artwork. APB remain an active touring band with their original members Slater, Roberts, and Cheyne. Over the decades, their sparse, rhythmic sound has influenced bands from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Franz Ferdinand.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Crooner's Lullaby
      • 2. Sunset Song
      • 3. Part of the Deal
      • 4. Stop Before I Go
      • 5. Simone
      • 6. Wonderdrug
      • 7. Open Your Eyes
      • 8. Hypnotic Love Affair
      • 9. Partners in Love
      • 10. Better Life