Thursday, July 14, 2005

Last Post

I planned on posting this last week but decided to hold it for a little while. Here it is:

The Last formed in Los Angeles in 1976 and had a great string of singles before recording their ’78 debut LP for Bomp! Records. The band must’ve really liked this song, it got to used as a B-side for two singles in a row. The records got local airplay and the band played some shows that got the attention of Greg Shaw, who released L.A. EXPLOSION!, the bands first (and best) album. Because the early 45’s were released by the band on their own Backlash label, some of the songs were recorded under less than ideal conditions. The album recordings sound good but they don’t have the same energy. And remember that the L.A. EXPLOSION is widely regarded as a near-perfect debut LP.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, how good are those records? Such a shame that it all went south so quickly for them. I have a CD of their unreleased second album and while the fidelity leaves very much to be desired, you can tell the songs and energy were there. Great post!

15/7/05 10:12 AM  
Blogger KS said...

Thanks! Where did you find LOOK AGAIN? Are you interested in a trade?

16/7/05 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sure, i can burn you a copy no sweat. that is if you're not put off by near-zero fidelity.

i got my copy from a friend of mine on the west coast who works on soundtracks for television programs. dunno how he got it though. email me -

16/7/05 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

several moons ago complete mp3s were available on the last site:

but those were far from zero-fi; i thought they sounded great! the 12 songs listed plus "red hair", "take care of her" and "anybody else". is that what you've got?

28/7/05 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here it is:

Dec 22, 2001 - Added scary Santa to the home page for the holidays. The gift he refers to is the same one as listed under the Dec 17 listing (the MP3 version of the "lost" "Look Again" album).

Dec 17, 2001 - Finally got the "stories behind the songs" from Joe for the unreleased 1980 album "Look Again" (on the Discography page). When you go there, you will see an extra special Christmas present for you! Merry Christmas from The Last Web Site!

29/7/05 12:19 AM  

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