A friend of mine had moved up from LA to N. California I think it was 1980. He brought with him some cassette tape that he recorded off the radio from some local S. Calif. station. I distinctly remember one song that was on that tape. Over the years I have tried to find it... but never had any success.
Here's all I have to go on:
Lyrics I remember: "so give them crutches and call them cripples, after all they are only people...Let there be Valium, Let there be Valium" I thought the 'Let there be valium' refrain might have been the title of the track... but that led no where.
Style: Euro-post punky, not too gloomy though. Male vocals, deep voice, some times shouted. (maybe sort of Stranglersesque in feel)
Instrumentation: Guitars with, organ, keyboards or synth.
This has bugged me for 20+ years...so any help anyone may have would be appreciated. Maybe even how to go about searching for this... as googling 'Let there be Valium' has not been fruitful!
― David Wick (wick1000), Sunday, 29 January 2006 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link
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― Jason Toon, Wednesday, 1 February 2006 14:33 (fourteen years ago) link
Jason spot on:
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