Saturday, 4 February 2017

Code Blue - Code Blue 1980/2003 Flac

In 1980, Code Blue, a no-nonsense power trio featuring Dean Chamberlain of The Motels, released its first studio album. Although commercial success on a grand scale was not to be, the band's potent melodic concoction remains one of the most original sounds of the New Wave era.
While attending Berkeley in the early '70s, Chamberlain formed the group that would become The Motels. Soon after relocating to L.A., the unit fractured as singer Martha Davis became the primary focus, attracting attention from none other than Phil Spector. Chamberlain left to form Skin with drummer Randall Marsh and bassist Michael Ostendorf. Soon they had a record deal with Warner Bros. and a new name, Code Blue. Nigel Grey, fresh from work on the first two Police albums, signed on as producer, and Gary Tibbs of The Vibrators replaced Ostendorf on bass.
After initial sessions at the legendary Olympic Studios in London and overdubs at Grey's studio in the south of England, the band broke with the producer and continued in L.A. with engineer Mike Stone. Released in 1980, Code Blue harnessed the raw, melodic spirit of the New Wave without relying on its musical clichés. While not as emblematic of the '80s as some of their contemporaries, Code Blue brought their delightful "Whisper/Touch" to the classic teen film Pretty In Pink, cementing their place among the finest the decade had to offer.
Also featured on this expanded, remastered edition are 12 bonus tracks, including demos, live performances, and 2003 remixes of "Whisper/Touch" and "Hurt." (rhino)

A lot of people call it New Wave/Power Pop and maybe that's the right designation for the band's sound. But in some songs it's more fresh powerful new wave sound with a share of power pop than pure power pop. Anyway, powerful record in the tradition of (in my ears) english punk/new wave bands of the time then.
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21 comments:

  1. Your site is amazing, my favorite recent discovery. Unfortunately I missed this one. Any chance of a re-up -- even a limited one? I'd be perfectly happy with 320, if that matters at all. If not, no problem. All the best...

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    1. Hola Philemon. I will later post a new link but it needs a little time
      Kind regards
      Frank

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    2. The link is up now till Saturday
      Frank

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  2. Thanks so much, Frank. You're awesome.

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  3. I found this band 10 minutes ago...
    Few days too late for the link :/
    Fast reup maybe? :)

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  4. I will post the link in a few minutes.
    Kind regards
    Frank

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  5. Jose Fernandez13 June 2017 at 17:17

    Would you mind a new reupload?

    Thanks for your attention.

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    1. Hola Jose, i'll post a little later a new link
      Frank

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    2. José Fernández13 June 2017 at 18:14

      Wow, how fast :O

      Thanks a lot.

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  6. José Fernández13 June 2017 at 23:47

    Ups, i believed i thanked you for this very fast reupload, but seems i didn't. Thanks a lot, Frank. Really eager to hear this songs.

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  7. Speaking of the Motels, any chance of All Four One or Apocalypso being posted? Great work.

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    1. I will check if i find them. It's still some of my stuff in the move boxes
      Kind regards
      Frank

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    2. I post All for one later today. I am still dig in my move boxes for Apocalypso.

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  8. Is there any way I could get this in 320, please? Even if not, grateful to have found your blog through this entry!

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    1. I'm sorry Todd but you can look for a converter software. It's fast and easy to use.
      Kind regards
      Frank

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    2. Thanks for the prompt reply!

      Both times I tried that, "Burning Bridges" and the bonus tracks converted horribly wrong. Problem must be on my end, though, since no one else has reported it. Just happy I got to hear "Hurt."

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    4. Hello Todd, here is a mp3 link. But it's without artwork.
      Have fun
      Frank

      http://www119.zippyshare.com/v/Xjtom6sQ/file.html

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    5. Oh, gosh. Thanks so much! Already enjoyed the "Hurt" remix several times.

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