Here’s a rare LP from the outskirts of the Italian wave scene. Though this album was released on Mercury (Abc, Tears For Fears, Bon Jovi) in 1982, it is virtually unheard outside of its native country. Can’t tell you a thing about this band, though they certainly wear their Bowie influence on their sleeve. I get a bit of a Lodger/Scary Monsters vibe from this LP (especially in the guitar work), as well as a bit of Magazine circa Secondhand Daylight, Marquis De Sade’s Rue De Siam, and some Simple Minds-esque hooks here and there. While nothing on this LP touches the sheer highs of any of those artists, there are still some excellent tracks here, and the LP is very enjoyable from start to finish. A friend who recommended this record tells me the lyrics are much more bleak and clever than the music might suggest, though my Italian isn’t up to snuff. There is a lyric sheet included though. Maybe someday I’ll type ’em up.
If anyone can tell me more about this album, I’m all eyes. Without any further ado:
City- City LP
5. Giungla Metropolitana
9. Guerra Psicologica