Help me find some info about a song. Please!

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Hey, I need some help! I'm tring to find the title of a song/ group name from some band from ~1980.

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!

Cheers,
Wick1000

David Wick (wick1000), Sunday, 29 January 2006 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry , nothing on google.

retrogurl, Monday, 30 January 2006 10:54 (fourteen years ago) link

A british band called The Need released a 1980 single called "Let Them Eat Valium". Never heard it but that's probably the one, huh?

Jason Toon, Monday, 30 January 2006 22:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Huh. No response. Guess it wasn't that urgent, then.

Jason Toon, Wednesday, 1 February 2006 14:33 (fourteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

Jason spot on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1bY0Jt3Ubo

Dan Worsley, Monday, 6 April 2020 12:51 (one month ago) link

great revive

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 6 April 2020 14:22 (one month ago) link


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