(post-) punk gems, v. 44 — The Lambrettas

Happy mid-week readers! I’m a bit tardy on the draw here, but wanted to keep up with my Wednesday (and Sunday) meditations or gems.

440px-Innocenti-lambretta-125I was a wee bit too young for most of the mod revival myself, and there weren’t a whole lot of scooter-y lads in the suburbs of Northern California in the early 80s. Still, there’s something about the guitars and the harmony vocals of bands like The Lambrettas that I find perfectly enchanting. The Lambrettas are named after the iconic Italian scooter pictured here, and they got started on vinyl with a bit of help from Elton John’s record label.

Their debut single, “Go Steady,” was released 35 years ago this week. The lads reformed the group with new personnel, of course, in 2009, and another batch of wax (or its equivalent) is due out this year. Woo-hoo!

For those of you keeping tabs on my book, check out this flattering review in Boston’s Fuse. Have a delightful rest of the week!

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