The Lucy Show were an English band fronted by Canadian-born singer, guitarist and keyboardist
Mark Bandola that crafted simple bouncy melodies and wrapped them into dense
arrangements of guitar and keyboards.
They debuted with Undone (A&M, 1985 - Words on Music, 2009), that contained the atmospheric
hymn Ephemeral in the propulsive and poppy manner of
Echo & The Bunnymen,
the ballad Come Back to the Living that fused pathos a` la
U2 and keyboard arrangements a` la
soulful folk-rocking lullabyes with trotting rhythm and synth lines such as Remain,
tortured litanies a` la Cure such as Better on the Hard Side (with a hypnotic minimalist-style backing of synthesized strings)
and Dream Days (with a tribal beat and garage guitar noise),
and ominous danceable ditties such as Resistance
with solid steady beats and intricate guitar jangling in a dark atmosphere inspired by the gothic punk aesthetic of
They matured with
Mania (Big Time, 1986 - Words on Music, 2005), an album whose sound fit
the cliches of the "Paisley Underground"
(the Byrds-ian Land and the Life,
the REM-ish Sun And Moon, set to a disco beat).
Rob Vandeven later started the project Zero Zero that released
Ava (Redhead, 1996).
(Translation by/ Tradotto da xxx) |
Se sei interessato a tradurre questo testo, contattami