The Units – Warm Moving Bodies // I-Night (self-released) 1979. The Units were a Synth Punk band from San Francisco in the late 1970′s early 80′s. For years I saw one of thier later records at various used record stores. I remember thinking they looked very dorky and stupid. I believe Rachel Webber was wearing leg-warmers.
Anyway, imagine my suprise when I first heard this awesome 45! The a-side really is nothing to write home about but the b-side!!!! i-Night is a brilliant song. In fact musically, it sounds to me like how The Screamers would have sounded if they ever had gotten thier shit together and recorded officially.
Vocally it reminds me of Chrome. So yeah — if Damon Edge had fronted the Screamers it would sound like i-Night. Lyrically it reminds me of Chrome too. Really apocalyptic and cool:
What i want to be
The crest of a wave
Escaping the sea
A dot of the fog
The part of the wind
That lives in the night