Thursday, April 24, 2008


This is not that old Birdland band that has millions of used records available at pretty much any seller of such goods across the world (which I am sure means they were amazing). This is the Birdland that were forced to change their name to Celebration because of that other Birdland.

You see, I always rooted for Lovelife. I felt like they were a band that deserved to do much better than they ever did. My friend Andrew can be counted on to either wear his Lovelife shirt or his Celebration shirt pretty much every time I see him, as he is in the same camp as me.

When Birdland first starting playing out they were amazing. Unbeatable. I have to say that I think they were superior to Celebration, somehow they were better with a drum machine than with a drummer. I don't expect you to agree with me, but you can at least listen to the evidence and decide for yourself (although you probably will not be able to go back in time and see it with your own eyes, unless there have been recent advances in physics that I am unaware of).

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, the Birdland demo.

Demo (Self)
1. Waste Time
2. Lost Souls
3. Tonight
4. Stars Don't
5. Only One
6. Go West
7. Run Away

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I agree, wholeheartedly. I saw them at Tonic 2 or 3 times before they changed their name. "Go West" was positively haunting live. Thanks for posting the demo. Coolest blog on Earth.