Now this is different as this is not my normal piece of cake and this record made it into my collection in 1987 based upon other considerations like it was on Restless (who put some good stuff out), it was from Boston (where many many great bands came from, even back then eg. Gang Green, The Freeze etc etc) and it had a unique sound. Wasn’t realy US H/C but did catch the ear. They ventured on to become a decent hardrock band and disbanded eventually. And they left a song behind that is one of greatest tunes of that period: „Love Sick Diane“.
1977 – nope, „post punk hard rock“ (aka slow songs can be great songs)
published by a cool lable – Restless (subsidiary of Enigma) wasn’t particularly cool but released some key US stuff. Later got sold over and over and went down.
found in a cool shop – not sure, could have been Michelle Records in Hamburg.
catching sound – heavy-duty with thrust and soley carried by the great vocals! Quote: „The Bags fall somewhere among the Ramones, Hüsker Dü, and early KISS“ – no further definition required!
The lyrics – mmhhhh – great build up to the unique „nananana“ (and frank i’d like to know who Diane was – seldom a „fuck off“ was worded that cool)
no more patience no more no more relationship no more and i won't call you my own i won't call you at all and now i'm going wild again and i'm not feeling anything and you're feeling love sick diane you feel love sick diane your aren't true and your a liar and i leave you love sick and tiered don't say you're sorry that i'm upset just be sorry for your selfishness and now i'm going wild again and i'm not feeling anything and you're feeling love sick diane you feel love sick diane nanananaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa nanananaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and when i say no i mean no no no more) and now i'm going wild again and i'm not feeling anything and you're feeling love sick diane you're feeling love sick diane you're feeling love sick diane and you feel love sick diane (c) The Bags 1987
And now listen loud (and if your bored jump to 1:43 – that is the line that will get stuck in your ear!):
And no, this is not The Bags from LA, they disbanded 1981 already, as you can see below: