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Four decades ago, San Francisco's punk & New Wave music scene was electric: countless bands were shaking the walls of dozens of live music venues. Rehearsal rooms and recording studios were booked solid. Streetlights and telephone poles around the city were covered with ever-thickening layers of paper fliers, wheat-pasted and stapled over each other, promoting dozens of bands every night of the week. From 1978-1984, thousands of those fliers advertised performances by Lloyds (a/k/a The Lloyds), a vibrant power pop quintet that filled night clubs in the Bay Area and beyond. As you'll hear on this CD - which includes their best recordings plus a 1980 bottle rocket of a live set - they wrote and played dramatic, hook-laden songs that cut across musical styles and they were energetic, engaging performers who loved to entertain and win over new fans. Avoiding heavy-osity - Lloyds-slang for anything pretentious - characterized the group's approach and gave them the freedom to express themselves in whatever musical style they favored, from driving power pop (When the Party's Over) to anthem rock like Rock & Roll Made Me What I Am Today (subsequently recorded by heavy metal hottie Lita Ford and Swedish metal king Rob Nasty) to ballads like All Alone by Ronnie Jay with his soaring harmonica solo over a Boardwalk summer night groove) and Still In Love With You, a soulful torch song with a burning slide guitar solo by David Martin.
Four decades ago, San Francisco's punk & New Wave music scene was electric: countless bands were shaking the walls of dozens of live music venues. Rehearsal rooms and recording studios were booked solid. Streetlights and telephone poles around the city were covered with ever-thickening layers of paper fliers, wheat-pasted and stapled over each other, promoting dozens of bands every night of the week. From 1978-1984, thousands of those fliers advertised performances by Lloyds (a/k/a The Lloyds), a vibrant power pop quintet that filled night clubs in the Bay Area and beyond. As you'll hear on this CD - which includes their best recordings plus a 1980 bottle rocket of a live set - they wrote and played dramatic, hook-laden songs that cut across musical styles and they were energetic, engaging performers who loved to entertain and win over new fans. Avoiding heavy-osity - Lloyds-slang for anything pretentious - characterized the group's approach and gave them the freedom to express themselves in whatever musical style they favored, from driving power pop (When the Party's Over) to anthem rock like Rock & Roll Made Me What I Am Today (subsequently recorded by heavy metal hottie Lita Ford and Swedish metal king Rob Nasty) to ballads like All Alone by Ronnie Jay with his soaring harmonica solo over a Boardwalk summer night groove) and Still In Love With You, a soulful torch song with a burning slide guitar solo by David Martin.
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Attitude Check
Artist: Lloyds
Format: CD
New: Available $14.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. And That's Why (I Don't Like You)
2. Curiosity
3. Nothing in Return (When the Party's Over)
4. Boys (Live)
5. All Alone
6. Up on the Wire
7. Rock and Roll (Made Me What I Am Today)
8. Tell Him
9. Rouge and Lipstick (Live)
10. Attitude Check
11. Lovesick
12. Boy's Life
13. I'm Still in Love with You
14. Attitude Check (Live)
15. Boys (Live)
16. Kill Me (Live)
17. We Blew Them Away (Live)
18. The Tallahassee Vacuum Cleaner Massacre (Live)
19. And That's Why (I Don't Like You) (Live)
20. Tell Him (Live)

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Four decades ago, San Francisco's punk & New Wave music scene was electric: countless bands were shaking the walls of dozens of live music venues. Rehearsal rooms and recording studios were booked solid. Streetlights and telephone poles around the city were covered with ever-thickening layers of paper fliers, wheat-pasted and stapled over each other, promoting dozens of bands every night of the week. From 1978-1984, thousands of those fliers advertised performances by Lloyds (a/k/a The Lloyds), a vibrant power pop quintet that filled night clubs in the Bay Area and beyond. As you'll hear on this CD - which includes their best recordings plus a 1980 bottle rocket of a live set - they wrote and played dramatic, hook-laden songs that cut across musical styles and they were energetic, engaging performers who loved to entertain and win over new fans. Avoiding heavy-osity - Lloyds-slang for anything pretentious - characterized the group's approach and gave them the freedom to express themselves in whatever musical style they favored, from driving power pop (When the Party's Over) to anthem rock like Rock & Roll Made Me What I Am Today (subsequently recorded by heavy metal hottie Lita Ford and Swedish metal king Rob Nasty) to ballads like All Alone by Ronnie Jay with his soaring harmonica solo over a Boardwalk summer night groove) and Still In Love With You, a soulful torch song with a burning slide guitar solo by David Martin.
        
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