Sunday, June 15, 2008
Low Numbers - Keep In Touch 7", 1979
You know, I've disparaged pop music on this blog before, and melodies. But this one is a real gem in both departments. When I was investigating a lot of UK post-punk music in 2004, this one was especially memorable for me, and I bought the real article recently just so I could post it here. In the book by Vernon Joynson entitled Up Yours! A Guide to UK Punk, New Wave, and early Post Punk, he calls this single part of the mod revival. Okay, well...yeah I guess you could say that. Sure.
It was produced by Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69 but honestly I couldn't give a flying crap about Sham 69. I would love to know if Low Numbers ever released anything else. I tried to find this out a few times but came up with nothing. I think there was another (American) band called that from the same time period, though.