From the iPod #37 - "Desire"

@teamfreak16 (35056)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 7, 2016 2:54pm CST
Gene Loves Jezebel was an alternative glam-rock band led by twin brothers Jay and Michael Aston. Often lumped in with the goth movement of the 80's--the All Music Guide called them "the hair metal equivalent of a goth band," which is accurate, other than they weren't a goth band. If anything, they were a glam-pop band that made great pop songs. Eventually, an irrepairable rift developed between the Aston brothers, resulting in an acrimonious split that saw both recording and touring as Gene Loves Jezebel. I have seen all three versions of the band, and have met both Jay and Michael. I'll just say that one of them was very friendly and happy to have put on a good show, the other was bitter and angry and bashed his brother almost nonstop. "Desire" is a popular tune from the brother's glory days. It is not goth, nor anything remotely resembling goth. It is, however, a very radio-friendly piece of glam-pop, with emphasis on "pop," a perfect song for the 1980's. And it still sounds great decade's later.
From their 1986 "Discover' LP. More info:http://www.genelovesjezebel.com/ and http://www.genelovesjezebel.co.uk/
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
8 Apr 16
Thought I knew this one, but wrong again
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Apr 16
Stumped ya, huh? Seriously, these guys were pretty good together. Probably should have had more mainstream success than they did.
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
8 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 There are a lot of groups I wonder why they didn't make it big
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Apr 16
@Ronrybs - And quite a few you wonder why they made it big!
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
7 Apr 16
Love the 80's :)
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
People forget just how much great music came out of that decade.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
7 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 In my view the 80's are the best :) Just been listen to the Petshop Boys, they are still going.
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Apr 16
@kevin1877uk - They are still putting out good stuff, all these years later.
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@FourWalls (9457)
• United States
7 Apr 16
I remember Gene Loves Jezebel from the MTV 120 Minutes days. And it's sad that the brothers can't reconcile. That's what has plagued countless bands over the decades, from the Blue Sky Boys in old country to the Kinks to Oasis.
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Apr 16
Aren't the Gallagher brothers famous for getting into fistfights onstage sometimes? Now that would be an entertaining show. For the wrong reason, but entertaining nonetheless.
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@FourWalls (9457)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 -- you're right, a double bill of Oasis and WWE Smackdown....both starring Oasis!
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Apr 16
@FourWalls - Yeah, Liam jumps off the side speakers with an elbow smash to Noel's head! Epic show!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Apr 16
I believe I have heard these guys Scott..dont know when but it sounds very familiar to me. Fab as always my friend. What a beautiful sound this is.
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
I saw them at Red Rocks with New Order and Echo and the Bunnymen. That was a great night.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
7 Apr 16
@teamfreak16 Man Scott, you have seen the best of the best!
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@JohnRoberts (38634)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr 16
Oh yeah, now yer talkin'! I have the best of Gene Loves Jezebel CD. Pure 80s gold.
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@teamfreak16 (35056)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Apr 16
I have Voodoo Dollies Best Of. Of the two, I thought Michael's stuff was better. But yeah, they were a great 80's band when they were still getting along.