Drama

Loneliness

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Drama were the Canadian duo of Eric Simpson (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar) and Don Stagg (Keyboards). Formed in in Mississauga, Ontario in 1978, the pair had previously played together in progressive psych bands Majik and VIIth Temple. Almost every Saturday, Eric and Don would record one song on a TEAC 4 track tape recorder after a couple of takes with very little over dubbing. The pair were influenced by what was playing on the radio during the recording sessions. Everyone else at that time was in a rock or pop band yet Drama were making electronic music. The pair released their debut LP ‘Loneliness’ on Psycho Records in 1979. There were 500 albums made and about 200 ended up in the garbage as band members shuffled from apartment to apartment. This was followed by a 4-track 7” later that year featuring live drums and additional guitar.

Seance Centre says it best, “On Loneliness, the pair traded in their velvet and chord charts for thin ties and a cheap drum-machine. The LP still carries a whiff of patchouli, but the sound stings of solder and electricity, and inhabits a nascent zone somewhere between krautrock and new-wave. The vocal cuts are all clustered on the A-side, starting with an ode to the inefficiency of the Toronto Transit Commission - some things never change! The dystopian sci-fi themes are par for the League, and highlights are the love ballad “Anna King” and the charming “Feable”. The instrumentals on the B-side feel decidedly more Teutonic, and have a certain CBC charm that sounds like JP Decerf recording for Parry Music. It even opens with a slinky stoned Pink Panther.” For this first time vinyl reissue we’ve expanded to a double LP with a bonus album of the 4 songs from Old Hollywood 7” and 9 previously unreleased tracks and demo versions.

All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in a jacket with original photo by Don Stagg taken from his apartment rooftop overlooking Toronto of a young teenager sniffing glue and includes an insert with photos and liner notes by Drama.

Drama: Loneliness

As I Breathe On The T.T.C. Drama 00' 00''
Anna King Drama 00' 00''
Space Age Punks Drama 00' 00''
God Is A Machine Drama 00' 00''
Feable Drama 00' 00''
Got To Get Off The Earth Drama 00' 00''
*Electronic Pink Panther Drama 00' 00''
Human Question Drama 00' 00''
Traffic Drama 00' 00''
Loneliness Drama 00' 00''
Jungle Chant Drama 00' 00''
Hidden Melodies Drama 00' 00''
This Time Drama 00' 00''
Come On Over Drama 00' 00''
Old Hollywood Drama 00' 00''
A Kiss Without Lust Drama 00' 00''
You Are The Special One Drama 00' 00''
The Movement Drama 00' 00''
Nuclear Waste Drama 00' 00''
Fusion Drama 00' 00''
Shadows Drama 00' 00''
Interlude (Demo) Drama 00' 00''
Feable (Demo) Drama 00' 00''
Anna King (Demo) Drama 00' 00''
Come On Over (Alt Version) Drama 00' 00''

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