Monday, January 26, 2009

Lung Overcoat: Climbing the Hill EP, 7", and more!

Lung overcoat is a band that will be forever linked to another similar band in my mind, Necropolis of Love. I found each band's 12" EP (Climbing the Hill from Lung Overcoat, provided here, and "The Hope" EP from Necropolis of Love, which can be found on this great post-punk blog here.) on the same day over a decade ago. Both bands were from the USA in the early to mid 80s, with a decidedly UK post punk/goth sound.
I found the two records about 12 years ago, back before music blogs were even a glimmer in the Internet's eye, and the both were extremely mysterious. There was no info on either band on the net back in those days, and I had to fill in the blanks myself. Did they release anything else? Did they go on to form other bands? Did anyone else in the entire world know of their existences? (answers: yes, no, and yes, although at the time it felt like I had discovered a band that was all my own).
Lung Overcoat now has a myspace page, but they are still criminally underrated. This is the kind of unknown band that post punk fans long to discover. While you may not feel that this band is your own hidden secret the way I did so many years ago, you can surely appreciate the great dark post punk sounds herein. I've included the band's entire output - a 7", a 12" EP, a song from the first "Doctor Death" compilation on C'est la Mort Records, and even a demo song. Enjoy...

Internal Silence 7", 1983, Scolex Records
A
Internal Silence
B
Past Lives


Climbing the Hill EP, 1986, Scolex Records
A1
Sickroom
A2
Voice In The Box
B1
Life In Holes
B2
When Dreams Drag On

Download everything here!

18 comments:

Curious Guy said...

You sure know how to dig up bands almost no one heard about. These are great!

oldskool said...

This is awesome! And although it reminds a little of other groups of that time it is absolutely original. Great discovery, thank you!

Jen said...

Cool stuff!!

Alex said...

The Lungboys were from San Antonio, and used to play Baton Rouge a lot when I was a student there in the early 80s. They were THE homegrown band for all of us Joy Division, Chameleons, Cocteau Twins, etc fans.

Truly a great band who never got their due. Glad to hear they're being rediscovered in some small way.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the download link is invalid...

Anonymous said...

any chance of a re-up when u have some spare thyme? eye been enjoying many of these fine bands. thanks

80's Best said...

check the link. please
brillant blog
thank u.

Carl R. Ellison said...

Yeah lung overcoat was really good!

great discovery!

Anonymous said...

Would you be so kind to post a new link cuz the old one doesn't work.

Lethal_Injection Blog said...

I need this stuff, please re-upload this Band PLEASEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

KeithP said...

please re-up!

Shawn said...

Actually, they did go on to form other bands. I played in a band with the singer Chris Smart called The Mechanical Walking Robotboy. Mick Mercer gave our "Slow" album a very favorable review. Cool to see Lung Overcoat appreciated outside of Texas!

Joseph Piccirillo said...

there's a Lung Overcoat track called "Maybe We've Gone" on a super-obscure promo-only comp LP called "Scream" (Sampler Containing Really Exciting American Music) from February, 1985 released by Thirsty Ear Communications, NY, NY. comes in a white DJ sleeve with a Scream Zine #3 insert with info on all 11 bands. happy hunting!

helen sometimes said...
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sweet vices said...

please please reupload

Anonymous said...

Lung Overcoat - Internal Silence 7'' (1983)
http://whoopie-whoopie.ifolder.ru/22662743
http://depositfiles.com/ru/files/fjnznxf1k

Lung Overcoat - Climbing the Hill EP (1986)
http://whoopie-whoopie.ifolder.ru/22663358

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I love their music. Want to buy a men's overcoat to compliment the music I love.