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Motels ‎– Motels

Motels ‎– Motels

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Capitol 1C 062-85999 made in Sweden with original innersleeve.

Vinyl VG+. Cover VG-.

1979's self-titled debut release from the California band the Motels comes across as what a less pretentious Doors might have sounded like had they emerged during the new wave era. The Motels is a fairly cold, almost robotic affair which trades in lyrics that explore the darker side of life in Los Angeles. There are a few tracks that bear repeated listens like the frantic "Kix" and "Celia," a warning to a woman involved with the wrong guy. "Total Control," a big hit for the band in Australia and later covered by Tina Turner, is the album's standout with its menacing lyrics of possession delivered by Martha Davis.


Anticipating     3:50
Kix     2:13
Total Control     5:52
Love Don't Help     1:56
Closets & Bullets     4:21
Atomic Cafe     2:46
Celia     3:04
Porn Reggae     4:16
Dressing Up     5:02
Counting     4:18

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