Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Sound - Physical World 7" 1979 Tortch Records





Cold Beat
Physical World










Here is the first single from one of my top 5 favorite bands of any musical genre The Sound. This single was released in 1979 so they were right there for the movement from punk to 80's new wave if you will. The Sound is similar in style to future label mates Echo and The Bunnymen,however The Sound were better but for some reason they never got the attention they truly deserved. Anyway, this 7" is not my favorite thing that the band has ever released (From The Lions Mouth Lp is my favorite) but the opening song on this 7" called Cold Beat is a really good song. The music became much darker and brooding on the releases that followed this 7" and their 1st Lp Jeopardy.Honestly, the later more brooding music that they produced is really where The Sound fully hit the mark for me, but these earlier recordings are excellent as well...Dave G.

8 comments:

roberto said...

I know the Outsiders stuf but never heard this single,thanks

ben said...

now i want to know more about this band

screambloodygore said...

great great great great very under-rated band..... From the Lions Mouth, All Fall Down and Jeopardy...great albums!

sam said...

thanks dave
-sam

Faun on a Lawn said...

sanks brother. lets party. ha.

Stormy said...

I'll have to check this out. From the Lion's Mouth and Jeopardy are 2 of my favorite post-punk albums. This band should have been as well known as Joy Division. "Overlooked" doesn't even begin to describe this amazing band.

Anonymous said...

hell yeah !! thanks !! this was hard to find thanks brother :):)

Slow Pulse Girl said...

The Sound were truly one of the best post punk bands next to the Chameleons and both totally underrated. But like all things that are Great they are never fully recognized for their genius till after they have burned