romeo void - it's a condition

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It was a pretty big record, which is to say not a big hit (there was a lot of downright mistrust of anything "new wave" back then) . . . but a tune which existed on the lower margins of commercial success for a very very long time.

crustaceanrebelisback, Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:24 (six years ago) link

yeah it was very present in the early 80's, I distinctly remember seeing the band do it live on TV

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:33 (six years ago) link

xp ah i mean UK wise. didn't chart at all not even in the Top 75. actually according to Wiki and Discogs maybe it was never even released here. but i mean.. fuck.. a great tune.

piscesx, Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:34 (six years ago) link

I'm just here to say I love when a Romeo Void topic gets revived.

Austin, Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:46 (six years ago) link

Ditto on the revival thrill. "Your Life is a Lie" is one of my favorite '80s songs.

This site is defunct, but the four tracks it lists from the 1993 reunion have me curious. I also hoped the "Bands Reunited" would spur more music, but respect them for not moving on without the integral sax player's sound. Boo, tinnitus.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 21:37 (six years ago) link

Hmmm, that '93 stuff has the potential to be really good. . . or really bad.

Did some YouTubeing to look for it, but came up with this guy instead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ztGJ8MUfk

Austin, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 01:41 (six years ago) link

Really into this live set. Vocals a bit too loud, but they're pretty ace and play most of It's a Condition.

Austin, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 03:08 (six years ago) link

NEVER. SAY NEVER.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 November 2015 03:10 (six years ago) link

that is an incredible show, wow. sync's a little off maybe?? but what a band.

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 18 November 2015 18:55 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

I'm ashamed of myself for not always all the time remembering how great this band is, especially It's A Condition and Benefactor.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:15 (five years ago) link

Okay, go ahead and include Instincts as well. More streamlined, but fantastic all the same.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:40 (five years ago) link

I love it when this thread gets revived.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxcByNwQW70

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:00 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

_Instincts_ and now listening to _Benefactor_, remembering how much I love this band. Missed out on Debora Iyall releasing _Stay Strong_ and a later EP in 2010, but CD Baby has copies that I'm ordering today.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 18 June 2018 15:10 (four years ago) link

I'm just here to say I love when a Romeo Void topic gets revived.

― Austin, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:46 AM (two years ago)

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Monday, 18 June 2018 15:15 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

https://www.popmatters.com/romeo-void-san-francisco-punk - nice summary of the band's history and output. One of those bands that changed my teenage view of what a band could look and sound like. Would be great if a cure for tinnitus was found for Benjamin Bossi, to stoke the slight chance of further music.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 20 June 2022 18:30 (three months ago) link

oh hell yes.

thank you for posting. terrific piece.

I'm ANTIFA and I vote. (Austin), Monday, 20 June 2022 20:44 (three months ago) link


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