The Elementals with Captain Ricky Pluto – Living Stones

This private press gem originated in Michigan in 1984. Unfortunately the cover is the best part of the package. The music is really really bad 1980s synth pop/new wave stuff, with lyrics that seem to be deep but don’t actually say anything. If you’ve ever seen the British TV show The Office, the “Free Love Freeway” song that David Brent sings reminds me of a lot of the lyrics on this album (and the song “John” about John Lennon reminds me of David Brent’s song about Princess Di too!). There are a few high points that could PERHAPS be passed off as The Cars or Talking Heads at their absolute worst, but those moments are few and far between. Check below for a couple sips of juice.

Listen: “John”, “Little Angel”


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