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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
First time on CD for this brilliant debut by the New York new wave band. Produced by Phillip Glass, this eclectic 1980 effort garnered the band excellent reviews and plenty of airplay on Alternative and College Radio as we... more »
First time on CD for this brilliant debut by the New York new wave band. Produced by Phillip Glass, this eclectic 1980 effort garnered the band excellent reviews and plenty of airplay on Alternative and College Radio as well as fledgling video shows (pre-MTV). The double A-side single 'Your Dragging Feet? and ?Romantic Me? reached #69 on the Billboard Club Play Singles charts.
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It's about time
Andrew Vida | NYC | 06/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My first experience of Polyrock was in 1980 at a NYC nightclub called Privates on Lexington avenue around 76th street, where the DJ du jour spun "Your Dragging Feet". I was immediately captivated by this music and spent the next few years catching Polyrock at every venue I could afford to attend, including Hurrah!, Danceteria, Club 57, Trax, Camouflage, etc. Through the years their music has remained fresh to my ears and I can wholly recommend them to anyone with an ear for music that stands above the rest. They were a spectacularly talented bunch and they played a large part in setting the tone of the NYC club scene in those days. Along with bands such as Bush Tetras, they helped set a timbre and attitude hallmarked by optimism and fun. For those that did not get to experience that time and place, I can only say that you missed something fine and worthy of the passions of youth and I am glad I was there for it. But fear not, for the music of the time is well preserved in these discs and I can heartily recommend them."
FINALLY! Polyrock on CD! This is REAL New Wave
Franzi From Mulberry's | 07/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally these albums are on CD if they would have been released when they should have (perhaps late 80's early 90's) there would be many good young bands influenced by these WAY underappreciated guys! I too have worn out many vinyl copies of these albums. This is music from a time when NEW sounds and qualities of music where exploding from around the world esp. the UK and parts of the USA. This stuff still sounds ahead of its time and thank God the mastering for these CD's is VERY nice. First time I saw the videos for the song Romantic Me and Bucket Rider was in 1980 on a late night video show called Rock World it was in Millwaukee and no the show wasnt Rock America as some have suggested it may have been.
Anyways I used to record the audio from shows like this (I was only about 12-13)on a small cassette recorder and the songs and videos scared the crap out of me so much that I had to erase the songs two days or so later- only to spend the next 14 years trying to find out who the band was or even the name of the songs! Hopefully the EP Above The Fruited Plain will be released on CD soon....my latest vinyl copy is getting bad.
Gotta love the "Bass Machine" it was actually a Korg MS-10 and sometimes they used the slightly larger MS-20.
Buy Polyrock and Changing Hearts then go to You Tube and look at the videos for Romantic Me, Bucket Rider and Working On My Love.
Timothy C. Ratajczak | Baltimore, Maryland United States | 03/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I suppose I could gripe that both "Polyrock" and "Changing Hearts" could easily have fit onto one compact disc; but frankly I'm so delighted that both of these titles are finally available in the digital format that I'm not going to complain. Having worn out vinyl copies of both of these albums years ago, I can testify to the utter brilliance of this music. Still sounding as modern today as it did 25+ years ago, fans of Philip Glass, minimalism (God, I hate that word) and dance music will find much to adore here. That neither of these albums set the music world on fire shouldn't surprise anyone. Commercial, it's not. Intelligent, well-played and spectacularly-produced, it is. Open your ears, buy these discs and hear what you've been missing."