Friday, December 15, 2006

THE SPEEDIES - LEMME TAKE YOUR FOTO


Un-fucking-believable! Found this Speedies video on YouTube, which I am slowly becoming obsessed with. Okay, not so slowly. The Speedies were a New York City band who played great power pop and liked to dress up in brightly colored clothes, kind of like an American version of the British band 999. They had one absolutely amazing single: Lemme Take Your Foto b/w No Substitute, which unfortunately I no longer own. To say we played both these songs thousands of times would be to underestimate how much we loved hearing it. We saw them live a bunch of times. They never came up with another single or an album to match this one, but they had great energy onstage, jumping around like crazy people, probably helped by some chemical stimulants, as the band name would suggest. They weren't punk (one or two were NYU students after all), but fit snugly into the new wave niche with their short quick bursts of well-crafted, tuneful, melodic pop. Check out their Website for a history of the band: www.speediesremix.com.

2 comments:

Eric said...

The Speedies are back - live in 2007. Tickets now on sale for March 30, 2007 in NYC at Southpaws (Brooklyn) show at 800 pm.

http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=nyc&query=detail&event=706833

WardensWorld said...

thanks for the info, eric. I'll try to make the scene...