Category Archives: GA

The Fans – Cars and Explosions / Dangerous Goodbyes

The Fans -Cars and Explosions // Dangerous Goodbyes (Albion Records) 1980. A great slice of Eno-inspired New Wave, the second 7inch from The Fans represents possibly the apex of early Atlanta new-wave. Admittedly a pretty small apex, as Atlanta, like … Continue reading

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86 – Useless / Behind My Back

86 – Useless // Behind My Back (OHP Records) 1983. Very sad, spartan music from the heart of the south. Atlanta’s 86 specialized in a sort of empty, melodic post-punk and no better example of it exists than this first … Continue reading

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The Method Actors – Rythms of You

The Method Actors – Rythms of You (Armageddon Records) 1981. The Method Actors were part of the great Athens, GA scene of the early 80′s alongside Oh-OK, Pylon and the B-52s. They were also a great early example of a … Continue reading

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Pylon – Gyrate

Pylon – Gyrate (Vertigo) 1980. Of all of the wave bands I have rediscovered over the past few years none have impressed me as much as Pylon. Back in the 1980′s they were name-dropped all the time. I remember buying … Continue reading

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Oh-OK

I was preparing the Pylon post and I started thinking about other bands I liked from the Athens, GA scene. One of them was covered here. One that hasn’t is Oh-OK. Oh-OK were led by singer Linda Hopper and bassist … Continue reading

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