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Tag: United Artists Records

"Bear Cage"

“Bear Cage”: Orphaned Art Punk

The Stranglers‘ non-LP single “Bear Cage” from March 1980 reached the UK Top 40 (#36): A 12-inch single extended mix – the band’s first – was also released. Once famously dismissed by John Lydon as “hippies with short hair,” The Stranglers got considerably less ink than the Pistols, Clash (et

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"Keep On Tryin'"

“Keep on Tryin'”: Final Song Before Disbanding

How ironic that the last track of the second and final album from American Flyer – Spirit Of A Woman – would be titled “Keep on Tryin’.”  I hate to think the group was burying this song, since it was the closing track on the album — such a radio-friendly

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