Monday, November 10, 2008

The Flames Are Touching You  

Linx was a band from East London, so if you don't like these tracks, just blame Black Shag. The band centered around vocalist and producer David Grant. It was released in 1981. There are a couple of things that I like about this 12". First off, it has one of the best picture sleeves I have ever seen. "Sketch," the bass player is seen here fully loaded with steaze; his de-fretted vintage J bass has such a long neck it stretches into the second frame. Another great feature built into the cover is that if you play Throw Away The Key and look at the cover at exactly 4:15, you instantly feel like you are in on the scene.

These tracks feature ultra slick production and great organic modern soul flavor. The bass sound is tops and mates well with the funky guitar and dramatic drums.

Linx - Throw Away The Key

Linx - The Ice Is Melting

Posted by Joel Brüt | 3 comments

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3 comments: to “ The Flames Are Touching You

  • November 11, 2008 at 3:39 AM  

    Quality cover! Whatever happened to blue on pink neon fonts? The absolute staple graphic design tool of the 1980's!!

    Top post lads.

  • November 14, 2008 at 1:43 PM  

    "Intuition" and "You're Lying" by Linx were the jams on the radio and in the clubs. "Throw Away The Key" and its B side never really did much in clubs or radio.

    "So This Is Romance" was also a stronger track commercially and on the dancefloors of early
    '80s Britain.

  • May 27, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

    Just to say thank you for a rare find.
    Cheers, Michael.