12 June 2009

THE NAMES - WHY CAN'T IT BE b/w BABY YOU'RE A FOOL



1. WHY CAN'T IT BE

2. BABY YOU'RE A FOOL


1977. Fiction Records, F-99.

Originally known as The Nicknames, The Names were from Chicago, IL and released just one single. The b-side is good beatles-esque power pop.

8 comments:

  1. This one was a 10p staple in Virgins all over the UK, along with "Don't You Worry" by Needles 'n' Pins, the Churchmice and Kack Klick singles, Luchs Brothers...

    Ah, those were the days!

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  2. its still a really inexpensive 45. I see it alot in NYC. Never saw it ONCE in the 5 years I lived in Chicago..

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  3. I remember picking this one up at Rough Trade in 1977...I always prefered the B side. Perhaps Bomp equating it to the Flamin' Groovies had something to do with it. Am I right in thinking there was a hard card version of the sleeve? The one I picked up 3 years ago is paper

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  4. all the copies i've seen are paper

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  5. These guys were also "The Clowns" in the movie Terror on Tour. I've got a recording of them playing live in Rockford, IL from 1980 (w/ different drummer) if you ever wanna hear it. They sounded a LOT more like Cheap Trick at the time.

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  6. I always liked the b-side better too...I wrote it. lol!!! Thanks for the attention guys I love your taste in music.

    Dave Galluzzo

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  7. Terror on tour??!! you blew my mind.
    If you could email me that stuff I'd appreciate it.

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