Monday, March 22, 2010

SF BAY AREA SYNTH RECORDS: Necropolis of Love: Talk 7"

Somewhat by request of my friend Josh from Dark Entries Records, and partly because I have been meaning to do this for a while, I have a San Francisco Bay Area synthpop extravaganza (synthstravaganza?) this week. San Francisco (and the greater Bay Area) in the late 70s and early-mid 80s was a hotbed for experimental and quirky new wave, post punk, and synthpop - the scene was very underground, and very similar to that of New York (with the no wave scene) and Berlin (with the burgeoning NDW scene). Starting off this week is the debut 7" from Necropolis of Love. Based in Berkeley, just across the bridge from San Francisco, these guys were one of the best darkwave bands in the Bay Area... ever! While this 7" has made an appearance or two on some blogs, the rips always seem to have the 12" version of "Talk" (taken from their 1984 12", The Hope). This rip is of the actual 7" version - very stipped-down, with simplistic synth percussion (perhaps a KR-55?), and much less produced. Enjoy this one - it is a masterpiece!

Necropolis of Love: Talk 7"
1983, Thumb Records
A: Talk
B: Alyssa

Click here to download this record!


Remind Me To Smile said...

Hi there! I'm a fan of your blog and I'm writing to let you know (in case you haven't noticed) you can find live music videos of this great band on You Tube! Dance, Talk, The Tunnel, Done and Gone ... all videos we're uploaded by David "Shadow" Velasquez himself! Amazing! Check it out! Take care!

Remind Me To Smile said...

Almost forgot! chariotdrvr14 is David's username.

R.R. Werner said...

Is that sepia color to the cover just a trick of the light or is it really that color? My record sleeve is just the stark black and white with minimal gray.

I second finding the David Velasquez videos and, I think, he has a MySpace page as well with some great live Necropolis.

Good to see another Bay Area rare 80s music lover representin'!!

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