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Monday, November 02, 2009

The Sound : Shock Of Daylight EP 1984


The Sound were an English post-punk band, formed in 1979 disbanding in 1988 . The band was fronted by Adrian Borland and evolved from his previous band , The Outsiders . They shared record labels with groups such as Echo & the Bunnymen and The Chameleons , and shared stages with Echo & the Bunnymen , the Comsat Angels , the Au Pairs , Modern Eon , Felt , Medium Medium , U2 , Public Image Ltd. , Eyeless In Gaza , The Stranglers , China Crisis , and Aztec Camera .


Many have said that The Sound were not given the recognition they deserved .

From the Sun Records Music Store : "The Sound were tragically overlooked in their time and have remained unjustly neglected since."

From Trouser Press : "It's hard to understand why this London quartet never found commercial success .

The second album , From the Lions Mouth , saw the replacement of keyboard player Marshall with Colvin "Max" Mayers , and more accolades from the critics , but neither record caused the band to break beyond a cult status.[5] Korova pressured Borland and his mates to come up with a more commercially successful third album . In an act of rebellion , the band responded with All Fall Down , an album that took them even further away from that direction . Drummer Mike Dudley told it this way : "We thought [the label wasn't giving us the support that we were due and that if they really wanted a commercial album , they had got to put plenty of money behind it , which with both Jeopardy and From the Lions Mouth they hadn't really done....

So when they turned around and said 'The solution is for you to write more commercial songs ," we thought , 'Fuck you ,' and went ahead and produced All Fall Down ."


Shock of Daylight , released in 1984 is an EP released by The Sound .

Adrian Borland (6 December 1957 – 26 April 1999) was an English singer , songwriter , guitarist and record producer , best known as the lead singer of post-punk band The Sound (1979-87) .

Following a substantial solo career spanning five albums he succumbed to the symptoms of schizoid-affective disorder and committed suicide in April 1999 .
By 1999 Borland had lived with severe depression for about 14 years . He had still been denied commercial success or widespread popularity outside of continental Europe , and he had tried to commit suicide at least three times , the third (according to his mother Win Borland) when he jumped in front of a car . He had also developed a drinking problem
























The night of the 25th Borland slipped away to Wimbledon Station . In the early hours of the 26th horrified commuters watched as Borland committed suicide by throwing himself under a train . He was 41 years of age , and was interred at Morden Cemetery , London .


Trakx :

1. "Golden Soldiers"
2. "Longest Days"
3. "Counting the Days"
4. "Winter"
5. "A New Way of Life"
6. "Dreams Then Plans"




Lyrics to Golden Soldiers :


SUN ON MY FACE
AND I CAN FEEL IT GLOW
SOME WOULD DRAW THE CURTAINS
SOMETIMES I'D LIKE TO SMASH THOSE WINDOWS OPEN

I COULD BE SO GOLDEN
SHINE IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT FOR YOU
I COULD BE A CRIMINAL
AND LEAD A LIFE OF CRIME FOR YOU
I COULD BE SO GOLDEN
SHINE IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT FOR YOU

I COULD BE A SOLDIER
I COULD GO TO WAR FOR YOU


I WON'T GIVE UP A GOOD FIGHT
WITH TALK OF PASSIVE ACTION
AND WHEN THE FIRST COMES DOWN
I'D PROVIDE THE OPPOSITE REACTION
POUR ME NIGHT AND DAY
IN EQUAL QUANTITY

AND I WILL DRINK TO THOSE WHO
SACRIFICE THAT PART FOR ME


Size : 45 MB
Format : Vinyl EP
Label : AM Records
Made in : England
Bitrate : 320

HERE

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