Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday 80s Flashback for November 12, 2021

[From the Cut-Out Bin] -- This week, we are celebrating an underrated gem of broody, soul-searching music. Forty years ago this month, English post-punkers The Sound released their second studio album, From the Lion's Mouth. Like their previous LP, Jeopardy (1980), From the Lion's Mouth was roundly praised by critics, but received little commercial notice. Andy Kellman of AllMusic believes this album "should have shot [The Sound] directly between spots occupied by the like-minded Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen as post-punk legends, but the Fates had something else in mind." And, so, The Sound was relegated to cult status, just another band probably deserved better. In this case, it was a band with a charged sound and philosophically tinged lyrics.

Flashback: The Sound - From the Lion's Mouth (November 1981)

That's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

I'll see you in seven!

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