Notes From The Paisley Undergound
:: Saturday At 3PM ::
:: Now You Can Buy Love Too ::
Supposedly a part of the early 80's Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene, I reckon Darius and the Magnets fit about as well as anyone else did into that loose grouping. To me, I can even hear a little Oingo Boingo and The Truth, so if nothing else, this band sounds like Los Angeles in first part of the eighties.
The A-Side pulses along insistently with a heavy influx of Eastern stuff going on (sitar, tabla-like percussion.) The B-Side kind of confuses my ears, maybe because the drums are so forward in the mix. Altogether, this was 50¢ well spent by my friend Alec, who gave it to me as part of a bizarre haul of birthday vinyl.
If you'd like to catch up with Darius (who's now gone acoustic it seems,) and actually learn a little about his history, he has a MySpace page.