Showing posts with label Shirts (The). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shirts (The). Show all posts

Monday, 13 July 2009

Tell me your plans - The Shirts

Annie Golden, Ronald Ardito, Artie La Monica, Robert Racioppo, John Piccolo and John Criscione formed The Shirts in the mid-Seventies. Their debut album 'The Shirts' was recorded in London and released in early 1978. The album became very popular in Europe.

The first single, 'Tell me your plans' reached number 4 in the Netherlands after a chewing gum-gnawing Annie Golden appeared alongside her band in the popular weekly music show Toppop.

My collection: 7" single no. 631
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1987
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Tell me your plans' / 'Cyrinda'

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Laugh and walk away - The Shirts

I didn't know much about The Shirts. I saw 'Tell me your plans' on TV when it was in the charts, but I thought that the next single 'Laugh and walk away' was much better. It was so aggressive and uptempo, it excited me a lot. It was 1979 and my weekly allowance was not big enough to be able to buy chart singles. There was a record shop around the corner where singles would be 50% cheaper once they fell out of the Top 40. It was January 1980 when I bought this single.
'Laugh and walk away', released on EMI's Harvest label, entered the Dutch Top 40 on November 10, 1979, reached no. 12 and stayed in the chart for seven weeks. Nothing was ever heard from them again.
My collection: 7" single no. 35
Found: Wouters, Den Haag, 1979
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Laugh and walk away' / 'Maybe, maybe not'
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