Friday, 28 May 2010

Sleeping Lions


The band appears to be trying too hard to look different but it’s what’s on the grooves that counts, right? This is one of those difficult to define records – they seem to be trying to create their own genre. The vocals and music have an oriental feel and the production is distinctly 80s. I suppose maybe you could dance to it (I can’t). Just give it a listen – you’ll love or hate it.

Sleeping Lions - Wonderful You Are (1982)

Sleeping Lions also made one of the best club records of the early 80s which I’ve been trying to get hold of for years. It’s called Sound of My Heart and you can hear it here.

12 comments:

Mondo said...

It's quite Lene Lovich isn't it?

Mick said...

Yes, Lene Lovich - good reference point. Wish I'd thought of that.

darkdance said...

No, not good. Except for her God-help-us in-Japanese version of "I Think We're Alone Now."

A better reference point might be Morticia Addams as played by Carolyn Jones... who played one note on a possibly Japanese and definitely untuned stringed instrument and caterwawled one wavering lyric that clashed with the note produced under duress by said instrument. But you had to have been there. Was that programme ever on in the UK?

Of course, there is the new Lene sensation from Germany. Can anyone name two "Satellite" songs by 80's bands from Germany?

druid said...

Get Sound of my Heart from here
http://www.mediafire.com/?5djjokwtwle
or from here
http://rapidshare.com/files/118100905/ABC_Euro_-_Italo_-_Disco__vol.2__part_2.rar

druid said...

Oops, second link should be
http://rapidshare.com/files/118096868/ABC_Euro_-_Italo_-_Disco__vol.2__part_1.rar

Mervg said...

Thanks for this, as I am seeing Neil(sadler) tonight I must take a print out of this

Mick said...

Oops! Checks to make sure I only said nice things. Good.

I hope he's well and dressed a little more conservatively.

Anonymous said...

I simply love this. Is there any chance to hear more of them? Would be great...

darkdance said...

Anon wants more of this musical brilliance? Lord love a duck (or a Mick). There wasn't much more music or brilliance by this band. Perhaps it was their apparel that overtook them. But hey, Anon dearest, this blog already has a resident loony. Move on.

Mick said...

Sorry about Darkdance's agressive tone, anon, I think he's compensating for something. When I find time I'll add the b-side to this post.

darkdance said...

I'm neither compensating nor aggressive. I'm simply not as serious as you, Mick. My bark is worse than my bite. Generally.

Anonymous said...

@Mick: Great!
:)
Can´t wait. Hope you will find the time to do so soon.