20/20 – S/T 7″

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Just fucking perfect Beatlesque powerpop out of LA. What is there not to like about this record. The boys are cute, they can sing and crank out pop that most of us just dream of. Under The Freeway is a mellow pop ballad that fits me like poop in the ass at the moment. It was a long time since I gave the first LP a spin but  I remember it not being as good as this. Thank you Bomp!!

Country: USA
Year: 1978
Label: Bomp!
Format: 7″
Songs:
Giving It All.mp3
Under The Freeway.mp3

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24 Responses to 20/20 – S/T 7″

  1. LOVELY!!!! Just right down my pop-alley!!! :-)

  2. jack says:

    good choice, but can’t really go wrong with 20/20. “yellow pills” is another classic.

  3. Skip says:

    word up, this band rocks.

  4. Jay Thurston says:

    I first heard them in 1979, and detested “that pop crap” as it wasn’t “punk”, therefore it wasn’t good. Lo and behold…I have fallen victim to the 20/20 pop bug in the last year or so. Great, classic powerpop!!! Thanks Peter!! Keep the powerpop classics coming!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    i was wondering 2 nights ago while playing the first album,why “oh cheri” wasnt a radio hit?

  6. Jay says:

    I saw 20/20 play at the Wild Weekend Power Pop festival in Austin, TX last August, and they were surprisingly great. They played with tons of energy, and their voices sounded fantastic. One of the highlights of the event!

    Radio Heartbeat Records of NYC should soon be releasing a 2xLP of unreleased 20/20 demos. Can’t wait. Last summer they released a 7″ of two unreleased songs from 1979 – “Going Up With My Girl” and “World of Fools” – both excellent.

    • melodicrock says:

      How can I get a listen to these unreleased songs?! I know “Giving it all” which is awesome but I can’t seem to find it. I saw 20/20 in S.F. and they were hot! Got to meet Ron….cool guy! Who knows how to get in touch with Mike? Really need this music!

  7. felipe says:

    nice one… thanks

  8. olivier says:

    Great classic! Thanks. I used to have a 12″ Ep of this with an additional track which was “Drive”, and was my favorite 20/20 pop song from all the band material. I really enjoyed the last lp called “Sex Trap”, if I remember well… more punk vain with pop hooks.

  9. fred says:

    Hi,

    20/20 Yellow Pills was a big radio hit in LA on KROQ around 1980 or so!

    I haven’t revisited all the LA powerpop from that era, but I remember 20/20 for having very prominent hooks!

    -Fred

  10. Tom says:

    20/20 were great. One powerpop band even the punks liked. Olivier is right that “Sex Trap” (from about 1983) was their last LP. Good one, too.

    Thanks for the posting, Peter!

  11. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Sorry Felipe your comment got stuck among the spam.

  12. One of my very favourite US powerpoppers. I even have a ’20/20 at the Whiskey’ badge.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thanks man, I am also looking for their song Yellow Pills.

  14. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Sorry this is the only 20/20 7″ I have.

    • NoYellowPills says:

      I just at a rummage sale today and found an original Syndicate of Sound album today…does that help??

  15. Umor says:

    Wow, My fave early late 79-80 band. Remember seeing them on bandstand. I never been able to find their fist album. I got “look out”.

  16. Levi Johnston says:

    On the subject of “worst post” (comments section for Tingel Tangal): This 20/20 record makes me cringe. The lyrics are pure corn, the earnestness is simply embarrassing, and the whole thing is just too annoyingly wimpy and precious. That the boys in the band obviously have the sensibilities of girls, I will be generous and at least applaud Peter for finally posting a record by members of the transgender community. But otherwise this is a horrible record on a generally great, great site.

  17. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    “…posting a record by members of the transgender community.” HA HA HA HA LOL :D.

  18. melodicrock says:

    Who is this “Levi” person? Are you sure you are talking about the great 20/20 album with such greats as “Remember the Lightning” , “Yellow Pills” (one of the catchiest tunes ever!) , “Cheri” , “Leaving Your World” and other great tunes!!!!!

  19. zach says:

    fantastic too! up the Beatles! thanks!

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