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The Motels — Apocalypso

The Motels — Apocalypso

The Motels

Apocalypso

Release date: August 9, 2011

 

Buy CD $16.98

Buy Orange Vinyl LP $ 18.98

30th Anniversary of the lost album Apocalypso, available now on CD and LP with the first 1,500 copies pressed on translucent orange vinyl!

 

Apocalypso was the first album I was going to do what I think Capitol had wanted me to do for awhile, be a sexy girl on the cover. Taking a page from the great Roxy Music album art, I had a complete vision of what it should be—me in a tight-bodiced green dress, hair pulled back in a ponytail, dancing in flames, with lots of cleavage!

We did as all bands do—locked ourselves away in a room with a tape machine and started making demos, a heady, wonderful experience, where we made up the rules. When Capitol heard the album the reaction was something like, “We’ll release it if you really want us to, but the promotion department will not work it.” We went on to rerecord much of the album—but that’s another story…

—Martha Davis

 

“When Capitol heard the album the reaction was something like, ‘We’ll release it if you really want us to, but the promotion department will not work it,’ says Davis.

Davis sums up what happened next: “After the bruising of egos, and some time to reflect, it was apparent that this was actually a good thing. It was long past time for Tim and I to part ways and this was the opportunity to get out of a bad relationship. So Tim was gone and with him the album Capitol didn’t want to release.”

 


    CD / LP Track List:

  1. Art Fails*
  2. Tragic Surf
  3. Only The Lonely
  4. Schneekin’
  5. So L.A.
  6. Apocalypso
  7. Mission Of Mercy
  8. Lost But Not Forgotten
  9. Who Could Resist That Face*
  10. Sweet Destiny*
    Side 2:

  1. Art Fails(Alternate Version)*
  2. Don’t You Remember(4-Track Demo)*
  3. Tragic Surf(4-Track Demo)*
  4. Fiasco(4-Track Demo)*
  5. Obvioso(4-Track Demo)*
  6. Only The Lonely(4-Track Demo)*
    * Previously unissued.
    LP consists of Tracks 1–10.
    Due to licensing restrictions, the LP does not include a download card.

Cat: OV-7

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