Monday, March 10, 2008

Arms Akimbo

Last week, Little Hits posted a song from Arms Akimbo's first EP. It's pretty good. So here's the two songs from the band's 1983 7". The sides of the record are labeled 'pop' and 'dance'. See if you can guess which side the songs are from.

Arms Akimbo went on to release the pretty good EP and a not as good LP on Atlanta's 688 records. Both records are pretty common in used bins. If Arms Akimbo had only released the first 45, I'd be happy. It's the only thing I ever listen to by the band.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Keir said...

Hey, those links are dead now. Are the songs different than the ones on the EP? I posted the EP on Little Hits, will post here too:

http://www.driveway.com/m5m8o3a0g1

Track list:

Dominique
The Voice
Still In For You
Right Time
Sister Down

Sound quality is so-so (cheap transfer from vinyl).

28/7/08 5:29 PM  
Blogger KS said...

Those are from the 12".

The two I posted are from a 7". I'll repost if you want.

28/7/08 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Keir said...

Yeah, that would be great if it's no trouble! Thanks.

29/7/08 8:54 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Would both of you mind re-posting? I love this band, but I got rid of all my vinyl in a pre-move purge.

By the way, here are a couple of tracks I extracted from the video of an Arms Akimbo performance at the 1983 Piedmont Arts Festival:

http://www.filesavr.com/dominiquelive
http://www.filesavr.com/thevoice

24/12/08 12:41 PM  
Blogger anonymous said...

Oh man, looks like driveway deleted my account. Bastids.

I'll try your way, here it is on filesavr:

http://www.filesavr.com/armsakimbo

--Keir

15/1/09 10:19 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Awesome, thanks!

16/1/09 12:02 AM  
Blogger Keir said...

Just listened to the live tracks--great stuff. Thanks!

16/1/09 9:56 AM  

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