Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Romantics- Take Two
Before The Romantics took over MTV in the 80s with their power pop monster "What I Like About You," the song, from their killer 1979 debut barely reached the top 40, peaking at only number 49.
Earlier than that, the band had released two indie singles, the second, "Tell It To Carrie" b/w "First In Line" was released on the infamous Bomp label in 1978. "Tell It To Carrie" just happens to be my favorite song by these Detroit rockers, and it did indeed end up on their major label debut.
Here is a ZIP FILE of both the indie single and the album version. Personally, I think the early single is far superior. Listen and weigh in.