Sunday, June 7, 2015

Everyone avoids me like a psyched lone ranger (The Vapors) #416

The Vapors Turning Japanese/ Here Comes The Judge (live) (United Artists, UA 9, 1980)

Another one hit wonder, The Vapors took this to the top 10 in New Zealand. Urban myth suggests it's a song about masturbation, whatever - it's a very catchy tune with a quasi oriental vibe going on with the guitar lick.

I remain an unrepentant fan of power pop songs like this.

A UK band from Surrey, The Vapors' (using an American spelling to make it appear they were from the US) legacy is this single and two albums before calling it a day in 1982.

Hidden gem: The B side is an okay bit of fun but pales significantly compared to the A side.

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