Live in the studio on American TV (could this be from ABC’s Fridays?): The Records, “Starry Eyes,” 1979
The above is a clip circa 1979 of UK power pop bandTHE RECORDS.Perhaps their best-known song, “Starry Eyes,” as produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.
Some sad news from The Records today via Facebook; apparently bassist Phil Brown has passed away.
I liked to hold out hope that the band might get back together someday; their first 2 records are just as great as Big Star’s. Tried to find a clip of “Girl,” one of the songs Phil contributed to, but was unable to do so. Here’s an audio link, though - it’s a great track, and you ought to check it out.
The above “Starry Eyes” clip has not-so-great audio quality, here’s a version that has better audio but just a still picture for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAH1ioLiaHw&feature=fvsr
THE RECORDS posted this on their Facebook page; it’s the site of the inspiration for their song, “Girl In Golden Disc.” A classic tale of (nearly) unrequited love for the girl who works in the local record shop. If you like power pop music, check ‘em out.
You can hear that tune here.