Showing posts with label Motels (the). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motels (the). Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Footsteps - The Motels

The single 'Footsteps' was taken from The Motels' 1983 album 'Little robbers', just like previous single 'Suddenly last summer'. While that single was a top 10 hit in various countries, this single did not chart in any territory.

My buying the single was the direct result of hearing it over and over on the radio, until one day I recorded it. Eight years later, I found the single. I have to say I spent a long time searching for it, but it wasn't widely available.

My collection: 7" single no. 1463
Found: Parkpop, Den Haag, June 27, 1991
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Footsteps' / 'Into the heartland'

Monday, 19 January 2009

Suddenly last summer - The Motels

'Suddenly last summer' was a number one hit for the Motels in the US. In the Netherlands, it reached number 11 in the Dutch Top 40 in the winter (!) of 1983/84.

Lead singer Martha Davis has said in various radio interviews that the song was written while reflecting on her life and how you know summer is ending when you hear the ice cream truck go by for the last time and you know he won't be back for a while. She also has stated the song is about losing one's virginity.

My collection: 7" single no. 630
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1988
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Suddenly last summer' / 'Some things never change'
Download: here
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