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Share: REAL LIFE - Heart Land 1983

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Share: REAL LIFE - Heart Land 1983

Postby Uvox » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:20 am

Another bunch of mainly forgotten 80ies heroes, the Aussie synthpop band, REAL LIFE, and their debut LP from 1983, Heart Land: ... Heart-Land
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Re: Share: REAL LIFE - Heart Land 1983

Postby Passing_Stranger » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:11 pm

Just recently rediscovered this album. First time I remember being heavily underwhelmed. This time, after numerous listens, only a couple of songs stick out as stinkers, the rest is solid to say the least (though a bit too reliant on chorus repetitions). Also started to notice how much they owed Ultravox and Visage - like a straight copy in places. Though it was only common for Australian synthpop/rock scene.

Their second album is as good, if not better overall (though I hated it on first listen :D ). Makes me wonder what happened to halt their progress so abruptly - internationally and even on home turf.
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