1/31/2008

JIM BASNIGHT & THE MOBERLYS

JIM BASNIGHT & THE MOBERLYS Seattle - New York - Los Angeles 2001 cd Pop The Balloon
I wanna be yours / Rest up / Lose me / I love you so / What I wouldn't do / Bare my soul / Tonight / Genius of love / Your fool / Blood beach / You came and you conquered / She don't rock / Love so true / The rebel kind / She's always smiled / Alone with her / Elma / Summertime again / Ugly side / I used your love / Wherever you take me / Ain't it funny / We rocked and rolled .
J. Basnight/Moberlys: J. Basnight: lead vocals, guitars/ G. Oyabe: guitars, vocals/ T. Kiel: bass/D. Drewry: drums . (+ B. Fisher: guitars/ M. Czekaj: drums/A. Bloch: bass/J. Bar-Illan: guitars, vocals)
After the demise of The Heats (originally The Heaters), The Cowboys and The Allies, it got pretty boring in the Seattle music scene. Lots and lots of cover bands. Then in the late 80s we finally got relief in the form of The Moberleys, who gave us the most memorable, catchy and bouncy songs since The Heats, and we responded. There were lines at the clubs again.
Like The Heats, The Moberleys didn't do as much recording as they should have, at least not in the form of complete albums, but France's ultra-cool record label , POP THE BALLOON, has SCOURED the planet and come up with all the odd EP and 45 tracks the band recorded to go along with the album tracks and put them all on one jam-packed 23-track CD. For someone like me, who thought he knew it all when it came to the Moberleys, this is like finding an unknown Van Gogh in a St. Vincent's. I've been singing the ones I know and learning the ones I don't and it's all too much fun!
If you've never heard The Moberleys, try to imagine -- oh oh, here comes one of these -- The Plimsouls if Peter Case had a fetish for country swagger that he could and would switch to and turn off at will, The Raspberries if someone pissed them off or ordered them to stop being cute, and The Heats if Don Short and Steve Pearson had never heard Rubber Soul. Their harmonies were exquisite, the music always had power and the songwriting was never anything less than very good, and often nearly perfect. For me, hearing them again is more than a treat; it's an emotionally fulfilling desk-drumfest. This label from France, Pop The Balloon, was already intriguing me with the cool pop they've been releasing. Now I'm putting them on a pedestal and asking "how did you know?" DJ Johnson
Une excellente compilation de EP et de singles sur le label Pop The Balloon ! On reparlera bientôt de ce label exemplaire, toujours en activité !
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10 commentaires:

Midnight Rambler a dit…

J Basnight & The Moberlys 320 kbps
+ complete covers

link 1:
http://rapidshare.com/files/
87929105/moberlys1.rar.html

link 2:
http://rapidshare.com/files/
87929498/moberlys2.rar.html

Enjoy it !

jessepop a dit…

excellente trouvaille ! les Moberlys étaient (presque) aussi bons que les Plimsouls...
Ce serait une riche idée de nous livrer d'autres disques de Pop The balloon...
keep on rockin'

Anonyme a dit…

Muchas gracias. Enhorabuena por el blog. Merci

vex_voxtone a dit…

This band kick ass. Plimsouls-esque power pop ... thanx so muchhhhh for this one pal !!!!

Booger Baby a dit…

As Frankie Avalon said to Sandra Dee (or maybe that was Annette) "Baby you're the ginchiest!"

Midnight Rambler a dit…

Pour les autres disques Pop The Balloon , jette un oeil de temps en temps : il va y en avoir d'autres !

Brian a dit…

Thanks for all the great music! Keep up the good work!

Skip a dit…

I have looked & looked & I can not find this anywhere... any chance for a repost?

thx so much for all the wonderful work

Jim Basnight a dit…

Please remove this free download Midnight Rambler. This is hurting my business.

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

There are four years that these links are no longer active...