The Lloyds – Attitude Check
For 7 years, The Lloyds filled night clubs in the Bay Area and beyond with their vibrant power pop quintet. CD contains 13 studio and 7 tracks.
Four decades ago, San Francisco’s punk & New Wave music scene was electric: countless bands were shaking the walls of dozens of live music venues. Rehearsal rooms and recording studios were booked solid. Streetlights and telephone poles around the city were covered with ever-thickening layers of paper fliers, wheat-pasted and stapled over each other, promoting dozens of bands every night of the week.
From 1978-1984, thousands of those fliers advertised performances by Lloyds (aka The Lloyds), a vibrant power pop quintet that filled night clubs in the Bay Area and beyond. As you’ll hear on this CD – which includes their best recordings plus a 1980 bottle rocket of a live set – they wrote and played dramatic, hook-laden songs that cut across musical styles and they were energetic, engaging performers who loved to entertain and win over new fans.
Avoiding “heavy-osity” – Lloyds-slang for anything pretentious – characterized the group’s approach and gave them the freedom to express themselves in whatever musical style they favored, from driving power pop ‘When the Party’s Over’ to anthem rock like ‘Rock & Roll (Made Me What I Am Today)’ to the soaring harmonica solo and boardwalk summer night groove of ‘All Alone’.
1) And That’s Why (I Don’t Like You)
3) Nothing in Return (When The Party’s Over)
4) Boy’s (Live)
5) All Alone
6) Up On The Wire
7) Rock & Roll Made Me What I Am Today
8) Tell Him
9) Rouge And Lipstick (Live)
10) Attitude Check
12) Boy’s Life
13) I’m Still In Love With You
14) Attitude Check (Live)
15) Boys (Live)
16) Kill Me (Live)
17) We Blew ‘Em All Away (Live)
18) The Tallahassee Vacuum Cleaner Massacre (Live)
19) And That’s Why I Don’t Like You (Live)
20) Tell Him (Live)